On January 18, 2017, CfA asked Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to open an investigation into companies that offer residential solar panels in Florida. A review of consumer complaints filed with the Florida Attorney General’s Office reveals many of these companies have engaged in false and misleading acts in the marketing and sale or lease of solar panels, in apparent violation of Florida law.
On January 6, 2017, CfA called on the Department of Justice and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to investigate OneWest bank for using potentially illegal tactics to foreclose on as many as 80,000 California homes. Mr. Mnuchin, whom President-elect Trump has nominated for Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, previously served as the CEO of OneWest.
On December 16, 2016, CfA and Free Speech For People called on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to immediately investigate whether the Russian government, which paid hackers to aid Donald Trump’s campaign, illegally influenced the presidential election. The Federal Election Campaign Act prohibits foreign nationals from spending money to influence American elections.
On November 28, 2016, CfA released a new report detailing Google's support for Hillary Clinton. Google executives and employees bet heavily on a Clinton victory, hoping to extend the company’s influence on the Obama White House.