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CIA officials involved in detainee abuse rarely reprimanded, sometimes promoted

CIA officers who were involved in cases of wrongful imprisonment, mistreatment and even detainee deaths have often avoided serious punishment and in many cases been promoted within the agency, an investigation by the Associated Press has found. Take the case of German citizen Khaled El-Masri, who was kidnapped and transferred…

FDIC launches 50 criminal investigations into bankers

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has launched criminal investigations into approximately 50 banking executives involved in the financial crisis, AP reports. Deputy Inspector General Fred Gibson said Wednesday the inspector general’s office at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has been probing the role of the executives in bank failures around…

Obama selects veteran investigator as CIA watchdog

Obama nominates candidate for CIA inspector general, agency watchdog position President Barack Obama has nominated a veteran investigator to be the next CIA inspector general, a crucial position that has remained vacant for more than a year. David B. Buckley, currently a senior manager for Deloitte Consulting, will have to…

Obama quietly declines to nominate CIA watchdog

More than a year after the CIA’s inspector general stepped down, frustrated members of Congress are urging the White House to fill the internal watchdog position that was central in uncovering abuses inside the spy agency. “I am disturbed that it has not been filled up to this point,” former…

SEC staffers watched porn as economy crashed

Senior staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were being paid to police the financial system, an agency watchdog says. The SEC’s inspector general conducted 33 probes of employees looking at explicit images in the past five years, according to…

Threats against judges, prosecutors double over last six years

Threats to federal judges and prosecutors have jumped dramatically, according to a new government report issued Monday that found such threats more than doubled in the past six years. By coincidence, the report was issued shortly before a gunman walked into a federal building in Las Vegas and opened fire,…

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