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Inside the Grand Jury: Why Texas Governor Rick Perry Was Charged with Two Felonies

A grand jury indicted Texas governor Rick Perry on two felony charges alleging that he had abused his public office and engaged in the coercion of another public official—a district attorney who was investigating Perry’s administration and political...
Murray Waas
8.16.14
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Ex-SEC Official Steps Down Amid Questions Over His Work for Ponzi Schemer Allen Stanford

Barasch stepped down from his position as partner at the white-shoe Texas law firm Andrews Kurth not long after a five-part series published by VICE uncovered potential violations of federal conflict-of-interest laws by Barasch while representing...
Murray Waas
7.24.14
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A Respected Law Firm Alllegedly Risked Breaking the Law by Representing a Rogue Banker

New evidence about the shady activities of a former SEC official.
Murray Waas
6.18.14
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New Disclosures About a Congressman's Relationship with a Now-Imprisoned Texas Billionaire

House Majority Leader candidate Pete Sessions has promised to talk about what he did for R. Allen Stanford.
Murray Waas
6.12.14
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The Derailment of the SEC – Part IV

New allegations that a former SEC official lied to federal investigators; the unlikely source is his own law partner.
Murray Waas
6.5.14
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Tidal Waves of Ponzi Scheme Greenbacks Washed Over the Antiguan Government

The former most senior banking regulator of the Caribbean island nation of Antigua, Leroy King has recently had preliminary discussions with US authorities about accepting a plea agreement for taking bribes to turn a blind eye to and cover up since...
Murray Waas
5.22.14
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How an SEC Official in Texas Worked Both Sides and Betrayed the Public Trust

A senior SEC official quashed an investigation in early 2005 of a $7 billion Ponzi scheme masterminded by Houston financier R. Allen Stanford after securing a lucrative partnership with a law firm of which Stanford was a client.
Murray Waas
5.21.14
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VICE Exclusive: How a Former Official Manipulated the System for His Clients and His Own Financial Benefit

Law firm's leaked documents demonstrate how the "revolving door" of SEC culture leaves investors unprotected and makes Wall Street executives rich.
Murray Waas
4.29.14