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SEC, UPS, and the MLB

Katherine O'Hara | November 15, 2017

This week, the SEC comes under fire for whistleblower complaints, UPS joins the blockchain bandwagon, and two individuals connected to the MLB are convicted of smuggling.

Who watches the watchmen | Official complaints have been filed against the Inspector General at the SEC. Two whistleblowers went to the Office of Special Counsel, whose mission is to protect federal whistleblowers, with allegations that the IG, Carl Hoeker, mishandled their original complaints. His office found “insufficient evidence” of misconduct and dismissed the complaints. Now the whistleblowers say Hoeker not only dismissed legitimate claims, but also retaliated against them, though it’s not entirely clear how. While the SEC vehemently denies wrongdoing, 2017 is a time when the public is whipping out the magnifying glass on governmental hypocrisy, so the...

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