On November 2, 2015, CfA released a new report, Academic Deception, exposing the payday lending industry’s efforts to produce so-called “academic research” to promote its agenda.
Campaign for Accountability Releases Statement on Dismissal of Complaint Against Utah State Rep. Ken Ivory
On October 21, 2015, the Utah Attorney General’s Office concluded its investigation of Utah State Rep. Ken Ivory.
CfA Files Ethics Complaint Against 11 Members of Congress Alleging Collusion with Payday Loan Industry
On October 5, 2015, CfA asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate 11 members of Congress for possible criminal and ethics violations by accepting contributions from the payday lending industry shortly before or after taking official actions in support of the industry.
On October 1, 2015, CfA called on two congressional committees to investigate Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, for manipulating the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulatory process for his personal financial gain.
Campaign for Accountability Seeks Answers About Payday Lending Study By Kennesaw State University Professor
On June 10, 2015, Campaign for Accountability filed an open records request seeking information about a study of the payday lending industry conducted by a professor at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.
Campaign for Accountability Seeks Records That May Reveal Link Between Sheldon Adelson’s Campaign Contributions and Money Tied to Chinese Gangs
On June 10, 2015, CfA announced it was petitioning a Nevada court to release reports that were expected to reveal connections between Chinese gangs, known as triads, and Las Vegas Sands casinos in Macau.
Fraud Complaints Filed In Western States Against Influential Legislator For Role In Land Transfer Scheme
On June 1, 2015, CfA filed complaints with the Utah, Arizona and Montana Attorneys General requesting investigations into Utah State Representative Ken Ivory (R-West Jordan) for engaging in an illegal scheme to defraud local government officials out of taxpayer funds. CfA alleges Rep. Ivory has solicited funds from local officials, falsely claiming the federal government can be forced to transfer public lands to the states.
On May 13, 2015, the new non-profit Campaign for Accountability (CfA) opened its doors and announced its first action: a lawsuit against the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to enact a regulation requiring corporations to disclose their political contributions that would inform investors how corporations are spending their money.