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CORPORATE AMERICA

As we learned from the 2008 financial crisis, decisions made in company boardrooms can upend the lives of millions of Americans.

CfA exposes some of the worst corporate offenders, including Wall Street investors who attempt to influence Washington regulators for personal financial gain; corporations who conceal political spending from shareholders; chief executive officers who receive unmerited, astronomical compensation; and predatory lenders who work to undermine the regulatory efforts of government agencies.

 

Latest Corporate News
Consumer group asks state to investigate solar companies’ sales practices
31 March, 2017
Vendor Testing
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Environment, Solar

By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian, March 30, 2017 Consumer advocates are pressing Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to investigate sales practices tha... Read More

Missouri Court to Consider CfA’s Petition to Unseal Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder’s Divorce Records
14 February, 2017
Vendor Testing
CfA, Corporate, Documents, Government, Missouri, Press Releases, Puzder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 9, 2017 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org (St. Louis, MO) – Today,... Read More

COMMENTARY: Solar industry must clean up its act
01 February, 2017
Vendor Testing
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, climate change, Corporate, Environment, Solar

By: Daniel Stevens, The Monitor, February 1, 2017 President Donald Trump’s first-line Cabinet appointments suggest he will be committed to the o... Read More

Here’s Why Treasury Nominee Steve Mnuchin Has Been Called the ‘Foreclosure King’
20 January, 2017
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Finance, predatory lending, Trump

By: Brad Tuttle, Time, January 19, 2017 Steve Mnuchin, Donald Trump's pick for Treasury Secretary, is testifying in a Senate confirmation hearing on ... Read More

Florida Attorney General called to investigate misleading acts by solar companies
19 January, 2017
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Environment, Florida, Solar

By: ABC 7 WWSB, January 18, 2017 Florida (WWSB) -- A government watchdog group out of Washington is filing a complaint calling on Florida Attorney ... Read More

CfA Asks Florida Attorney General to Investigate Solar Industry
18 January, 2017
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, E-mail, Environment, FOIA, Press Releases, Solar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2017 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org WASHINGTON - Today, Campai... Read More

Can California save solar in the age of Trump?
17 January, 2017
Daniel Stevens
California, CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Environment, FOIA, Solar

By: Daniel Stevens, Bakersfield Californian, January 13, 2017 Looking at President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks, it appears the prod... Read More

CfA Calls on Federal Authorities to Investigate Steven Mnuchin’s OneWest Bank for Fraud
06 January, 2017
Daniel Stevens
California, CfA, Corporate, Documents, ethics, Government, predatory lending, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2017 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – ... Read More

Lobbying muscle may help tech titans trump Trump
13 December, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Google, Government

By: Alan Holmes, Center for Public Integrity, 12/13/16 The conventional wisdom in the nation’s capital is that President-elect Donald Trump is ba... Read More

New CfA Report Reveals Google’s Support for Hillary Clinton
28 November, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, Google, Press Releases, Revolving Door

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 28, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today,... Read More

CfA Asks Obama Administration for Information Regarding Security at Trump Properties
23 November, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Conflict of Interest, Corporate, corruption, ethics, Government, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2016 Photo: Associated Press Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 ... Read More

Can Trump and tech get along?
10 November, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Google, Government

Much of Silicon Valley was shocked to learn Donald Trump was elected president. Now, they're asking themselves how they can work with him to improve t... Read More

Campaign for Accountability Calls on TX AG to Investigate Solar Panel Industry
27 October, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, Documents, Press Releases, Solar, Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today... Read More

CfA Asks FCC General Counsel to Investigate Agency Communications With Google Executive
25 October, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, ethics, Google, Government, Press Releases

Photo: Flickr/FCC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHI... Read More

Silicon Valley Companies Lobby to Remain Unregulated
24 October, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Google, SEC

By: Anne Weismann, The New York Times, October 24, 2016 In the past two decades, tech companies arguably have had a greater impact on our lives tha... Read More

Silicon Valley Cozies Up to Washington, Outspending Wall Street 2-1
19 October, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Google, Government, Revolving Door

By: Saleha Moshin, Bloomberg, October 18, 2016 A political weather map of America would show Wall Street under a cloud, and Silicon Valley bathed i... Read More

CfA Calls on White House to Enforce Ethics Rules Amid Cozy Relationship with Google
04 October, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, Google, Government, Press Releases

Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) called on the White House to develop a more robust ethics program in light of the numerous meetings between f... Read More

CfA Calls on Highway Safety Agency to Strengthen Ethics Regime After Close Ties to Google Revealed
30 September, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, Documents, Google, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tod... Read More

Broad Coalition Urges McConnell to Drop Secret-Money Rider 
26 September, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, Government, political spending, Press Releases, SEC, Shareholder Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202-780-5750 WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday... Read More

CfA Asks Sen. Corker to Recuse Himself from Wells Fargo Hearing
19 September, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Conflict of Interest, Corporate, Press Releases

Photo: Cliff Owen/AP FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 ... Read More

CfA Again Calls on DOJ to Investigate Donald Trump After New Revelations about His Financial Disclosures
15 September, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Conflict of Interest, Corporate, Government, Press Releases

Photo: TheNational Details uncovered by Newsweek reveal the extent to which Donald Trump appears to have evaded federal requirements for disclosing h... Read More

Google Enlisted Obama Officials to Lobby States on Driverless Cars
13 September, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Documents, ethics, FOIA, Google

Six Department of Transportation Officials in Google’s Revolving Door Internal emails and government records show Google used its influence in the ... Read More

CfA Report Reveals Google-Funded Speakers Dominate Key Policy Conferences
19 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, Google, Press Releases, Special Interests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 19, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Ca... Read More

Can super PACs be put back in the box?
07 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government, political spending, Special Interests

By: Matea Gold, Washington Post, July 6, 2016 A powerhouse legal team representing a bipartisan group of congressional members and candidates is un... Read More

CfA Joins All-Star Legal Team Representing Candidates and Members of Congress Seeking to Abolish Super PAC Spending
07 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, corruption, Government, political spending, Press Releases, Special Interests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2016 CONTACT: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 COMPLAINT SEEKS REVERSAL OF 201... Read More

Google’s Extraordinary Access to Obama Revealed as White House Visitor logs Show 427 Meetings Between Company and Administration Officials
18 May, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Google

By: Geoff Earle, Daily Mail,  5/17/16 When top White House officials want to know what Google executives are thinking, they don't need to go near... Read More

SEC: Congress Has Tied Our Hands on Spending Disclosure Rule
10 May, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government, Regulations, SEC

By: C. Ryan Barber, The National Law Journal, 5/10/16 In May 2014, Stephen Silberstein asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a rule... Read More

Consumer Watchdog Took Millions From Google, Quiet on Privacy Concerns
03 May, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Google, Government

By: Alana Goodman, Washington Free Beacon, 5/3/2016 An influential tech industry watchdog group that has received millions of dollars from Google h... Read More

Campaign for Accountability Launches Google Transparency Project
26 April, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, Documents, Google, Government, Press Releases

Photo: bubbletea1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 PROJECT C... Read More

SEC Ordered to Respond to Petition for Political Spending Rule
12 April, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, political spending, SEC

Photo: Getty Images By: Lydia Wheeler, The Hill, 04/11/16 The nation’s second most powerful court on Monday ordered the Securities and Exchang... Read More

Tracking the Payday-Loan Industry’s Ties to Academic Research
07 April, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Documents, FOIA, predatory lending

By: Christopher Werth, Freakonomics, April 6, 2016 Our recent Freakonomics Radio episode “Are Payday Loans Really as Evil as People Say?” explo... Read More

CfA to Launch Project Documenting Google’s Influence on Government
01 April, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Documents, Google, Government, Press Releases, Uncategorized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, ... Read More

CfA Files SEC and Ethics Complaints Against  Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN) for Concealing Lucrative Financial Holdings
21 March, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Conflict of Interest, Corporate, Insider Trading, Press Releases, SEC

Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.575... Read More

Lawsuit Calls on D.C. Circuit Court to Order SEC to Act on Corporate Disclosure Rulemaking Request
08 February, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, Press Releases

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 Washington D.C. ... Read More

CfA Rebukes Anti-Disclosure Riders in Omnibus Bill
16 December, 2015
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CfA Blog Posts, Corporate, Government, political spending, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2015 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, (202) 780-5750 WASHINGTON D.C. - Earli... Read More

Ethics group urges probe of Corker stock trades
27 November, 2015
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Insider Trading

Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty By: Mary Orndorff Troyan, The Tennessean, 11/10/15 WASHINGTON — A new ethics watchdog group in Washington is as... Read More

Campaign for Accountability Requests SEC and Ethics Investigation of Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN) for Insider Trading
10 November, 2015
Daniel Stevens
Corporate, Insider Trading, Press Releases, SEC

Photo: Gary Cameron, Reuters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2015 Contact: Dan Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750... Read More

Payday Lender Donations to McHenry Prompt Probe Call
26 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government, payday lenders

By: Mark Barrett, Asheville Citizen-Times, 10/23/15 A Washington-based watchdog group is asking for an ethics probe of 10th District U.S. Rep. Pat... Read More

Watchdog Group Files Ethics Complaint Against McHenry
23 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government

Photo: AP Photo By: Kevin Ellis, Gaston Gazette, 10/23/15 A watchdog group accuses Rep. Patrick McHenry of taking thousands of dollars in campai... Read More

Editorial: Payday loan industry contributions to Fincher merit scrutiny
13 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government

Photo: Greg Nash The Commerical Appeal, 10/9/15 Campaign contributions accepted from the payday loan industry by West Tennessee congressman Step... Read More

Ethics complaint against Rep. Kevin Yoder alleges pay-for-play with payday loan industry
13 October, 2015
Admin
CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, payday lenders, predatory lending

Photo: Associated Press By: Justin Wingerter, Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/9/15 WASHINGTON — An ethics complaint has been filed against U.S. Rep... Read More

Did Predatory Lenders Pay These 12 Lawmakers to Hobble the CFBP?
08 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government

By: Joshua Holland, The Nation, 10/8/15 This week, a government watchdog filed an ethics complaint alleging that a dozen members of Congress had re... Read More

Congressman Alcee Hastings: Bribed By Payday Loan Industry?
08 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government

By: Kyle Swenson, New Times, 10/7/15 The U.S. Congress runs on wink-wink arrangements and campaign contributions. So perhaps it's no surprise that ... Read More

Campaign for Accountability Calls on Congress to Investigate Biotech CEO Martin Shkreli
01 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, Corporate, FDA, Press Releases, SEC

Photo: Paul Taggart, Bloomberg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2015 Contact: Anne Weismann, 202-780-5750 Dan Stevens, dstevens@campaignfora... Read More

Warren criticism leads to Brookings economist’s exit
30 September, 2015
Admin
Conflict of Interest, Corporate, Special Interests

By Daniel Strauss, Politico 9/29/15 Robert Litan, a top economist at the Brookings Institution, resigned Tuesday after Sen. Elizabeth Warren accuse... Read More

University of Kansas Case Exposes Koch Campus Strategy
23 September, 2015
Admin
Corporate, Documents, Environment, FOIA, Regulations, Special Interests

Photo: Stephen Johnson/Flickr By Seth Shulman, Editorial Director, Union of Concerned Scientists, Huffington Post, 9/21/2015 Documents released ... Read More

New Court Docs: Maker of Tylenol Had a Plan to Block Tougher Regulation
21 September, 2015
Admin
Corporate, Documents, FDA, Government

Photo: Krista Kjellman Schmidt, Lena Groeger, Al Shaw By Jeff Gerth and T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, 9/21/2015 Recently filed court documen... Read More

Some Companies Balk at Disclosing Details of Political Giving
15 September, 2015
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Corporate, Government, SEC

Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters By Vipal Monga and Maxwell Murphy, Wall Street Journal, 9/14/2015 Shareholders are hitting a wall with some major c... Read More

Sheldon Adelson Is Ready to Buy the Presidency
09 September, 2015
Daniel Stevens
Corporate

Photo: David Becker/Las Vegas Review-Journal By Jason Zengerle, New York, 9/9/2015 In a few weeks, when the nuclear deal Barack Obama negotiate... Read More

Democrats Pressure SEC to Force Disclosure of Political Spending
01 September, 2015
Admin
Corporate, Government, SEC

By David Michaels, Bloomberg, 9/1/2015 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is being dragged into the 2016 presidential election -- and it h... Read More

The Dark Side of Deferred Prosecution Agreements:  JP Morgan Chase
26 June, 2015
Admin
CfA Blog Posts, Corporate, non-prosecution agreement

Deferred prosecution agreements have been called a “middle ground” approach, somewhere between criminal prosecution and – what?  That’s the q... Read More

CfA Seeks Information On Payday Lending Study Commissioned At Kennesaw State University (GA)
24 June, 2015
Admin
CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Documents, FOIA, payday lenders

Image: Taber Andrew Bain The payday lending industry is controversial. Many critics feel that short-term, high interest loans hurt borrowers. It se... Read More

The Dark Side of Non-Prosecution Agreements:  Massey Energy Co.
18 June, 2015
Admin
CfA Blog Posts, Corporate, non-prosecution agreement

Photo credit: Robert Hune-Kalter | Talk Radio News Service For four agonizing days in April 2010, the world awaited news of the fate of the 29 min... Read More

The Dark Side of Non-Prosecution Agreements
12 June, 2015
Admin
CfA Blog Posts, Corporate, Special Interests

When Campaign for Accountability first looked at the Macau gambling activities of the Las Vegas Sands (LVS) and its CEO Sheldon Adelson, we were struc... Read More

News coverage for the Sheldon Adelson action
11 June, 2015
Admin
CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Special Interests

Reports likely to trouble Adelson Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 15, 2015 Sands China: Report alleging ties with triads may be unsealed Macau Bus... Read More

Judge asked to unseal reports on alleged Sands ties to Macau organized crime
09 June, 2015
Admin
CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, political spending, Special Interests

Photo: David Becker/Las Vegas Review-Journal By CARRI GEER THEVENOT LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Two organizations have asked a Clark Cou... Read More

Campaign for Accountability Seeks Records That  May Reveal Link Between Sheldon Adelson’s  Campaign Contributions and Money Tied to Chinese Gangs
09 June, 2015
Admin
CfA, Corporate, political spending, Press Releases, Special Interests

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2015 Contact: Anne Weismann, 202-780-5750 Campaign for Accountability (CfA) is petitioning a Nevada court to re... Read More

Background resources on investigation into Sheldon Adelson
09 June, 2015
Admin
Corporate, Government, Special Interests

Sheldon Adelson lectures court after tales of triads and money laundering, The Guardian, May 1, 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/01/s... Read More

Group Sues SEC for Not Requiring Corporations to Disclose Political Contributions
13 May, 2015
Admin
CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, political spending, SEC

Corporate Crime Reporter By: Editor The Campaign for Accountability, a newly formed public interest group, has filed a lawsuit against the Secur... Read More

SEC Sued For Allegedly Failing To Adopt Campaign Funding Rule
13 May, 2015
Admin
CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, political spending, SEC

Financial Advisor By: Christopher Robbins A new public advocacy interest group has filed suit against the SEC, accusing the agency of failing to e... Read More

Campaign for Accountability files lawsuit on behalf of investor Stephen Silberstein against the SEC
13 May, 2015
Admin
Corporate, political spending

Today the Campaign for Accountability filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of investor Stephen Silberstei... Read More

Texas and Other States Crack Down on Predatory Payday Lenders: What This Means for You
07 May, 2015
Admin
Corporate, payday lenders

By Jocelyn Baird, NextAdvisor.com It's no secret that the payday loan industry is rife with predatory payday lenders. Even lenders that aren't inhe... Read More

SEC Is Set to Propose New Rules on Executive Compensation
07 May, 2015
Admin
Corporate, executive compensation

Proposal makes it easier for investors to determine whether pay aligns with a firm’s financial results Wall Street Journal By: Andrew Ackerman... Read More


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