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Senate Panel to Probe CIA, Banned Firms Get U.S. Contracts, SEC Alerted on Stanford in '03

POSTED: 09:33 AM ET, 02/27/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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Senate Panel to Probe CIA » The Senate intelligence committee is planning an unprecedented review of the CIA's handling of captured terrorist suspects, drawing back the curtain for the first time on the agency's use of waterboarding and other interrogation tactics inside secret CIA prisons, congressional sources said yesterday. — Washington Post

Banned Firms Still Get Contracts » Companies that defrauded the United States and jeopardized American lives received new government work despite rulings designed to stop them from receiving federal contracts, government investigators report. — Associated Press

SEC Alerted on Stanford in '03 » A whistleblower contacted U.S. regulators more than five years ago with allegations that Allen Stanford's businesses were involved in an "illegal Ponzi scheme", raising new questions about why authorities waited until last week to shut down the alleged $8 billion fraud. — Financial Times

Report: OTS Ignored IndyMac Warnings » Senior officials at the Office of Thrift Supervision repeatedly ignored warnings about the dangerous excesses at California mortgage lender IndyMac Bancorp, according to a report by the Treasury Department's inspector general, dealing the latest blow to the oversight agency. — The Washington Post

Jailhouse Entrepreneurs » At a time when no job is safe, Larry Levine is among a small but growing number of consultants who are poised to find work in the economic meltdown as prison life coaches to the perpetrators of Ponzi schemes, mortgage scams and financial swindles. — Los Angeles Times

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» Bank of America Chief Testifies on Bonuses (NYT)
» FBI Makes First Arrest in Stanford Case (AP)
» Former Top CIA Official Sentenced to 37 Months (WaPo)
» 'Combatant' Case to Move From Tribunal to U.S. Court (WaPo)
» Money Was Transferred Before Madoff Arrest (WSJ)
» UBS Will Be Led by Former Credit Suisse Executive (NYT)
» 70 Youths File Lawsuit in Kickback Detention Case (NYT)

By Amanda Zamora |  February 27, 2009; 9:33 AM ET The Daily Read
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