Find Post Investigations On:
Facebook Scribd Twitter
Friendfeed RSS Google Reader
» About This Blog | Meet the Investigative Team | Subscribe
Ongoing Investigation

Top Secret America

The Post explores the top secret world the government created in response to the attacks of Sept. 11.

Ongoing Investigation

The Hidden Life of Guns

How guns move through American society, from store counter to crime scene.

Have a Tip?

Talk to Us

If you have solid tips, news or documents on potential ethical violations or abuses of power, we want to know. Send us your suggestions.
• E-mail Us


Post Investigations
In-depth investigative news
and multimedia from The Washington Post.
• Special Reports
• The Blog

Reporters' Notebook
An insider's guide to investigative news: reporters offer insights on their stories.

The Daily Read
A daily look at investigative news of note across the Web.

Top Picks
A weekly review of the best
in-depth and investigative reports from across the nation.

Hot Documents
Court filings, letters, audits and other documents of interest.

D.C. Region
Post coverage of investigative news in Maryland, Virginia and the District.

Washington Watchdogs
A periodic look into official government investigations.

Help! What Is RSS?
Find out how to follow Post Investigations in your favorite RSS reader.

Hot Comments

Unfortunately I believe that we are limited in what we can focus on. I think that if we proceed with the partisan sideshow of prosecuting Bush admin. officials, healthcare will get lost in the brouhaha.
— Posted by denamom, Obama's Quandary...

Recent Posts
Bob Woodward

The Washington Post's permanent investigative unit was set up in 1982 under Bob Woodward.

See what you missed, find what you're looking for.
Blog Archive »
Investigations Archive »

Have a Tip?
Send us information on ethics violations or abuses of power.
E-Mail Us »

Notable investigative projects from other news outlets.
On the Web »
Top Picks »

Blagojevich, Brothers Indicted; Geithner Fell Short at NY Fed; New Rule May Revalue Toxic Assets

POSTED: 10:31 AM ET, 04/ 3/2009 by Amanda Zamora

See what else we're reading by subscribing to our GoogleReader feed, or following us on Twitter.



We can only hope the former governor will not view this indictment as a green light for another publicity tour. Rod Blagojevich deserves his day in court, but the people of Illinois deserve a break."
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), reacting to Blagojevich indictment

Blagojevich, Brothers Indicted » Federal prosecutors expanded their case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday in an indictment that drew more of his closest aides into the scandal and adds new schemes to the list of charges against him: Pocketing money funneled through his wife through a phony real estate job. Shaking down a powerful congressman. Running the state as a racket. Reaction to the indictment — Chicago Tribune

Geithner Fell Short at NY Fed » Before Timothy Geithner became Treasury chief, he regulated major U.S. banks. Now he says: "We're having a major financial crisis in part because of failures of supervision." Although Geithner repeatedly raised concerns about the failure of banks to understand their risks, including those taken through derivatives, he and the Federal Reserve system did not act with enough force to blunt the troubles that ensued. — Washington Post, ProPublica

New Rule May Revalue Toxic Assets » The board that sets U.S. accounting rules voted yesterday to let financial firms report higher values for some troubled assets, a controversial step likely to increase some banks' reported earnings but also heighten suspicions that the companies are concealing problems. — Washington Post

A Death Overlooked, Nearly Forgotten » The difficulty of confirming the very existence of a detainee who died in Sept 9, 2005, in a New Jersey jail shows how death can fall between the cracks in immigration detention, and underscores the secrecy and lack of legal accountability that continue to shield the system from independent oversight. — New York Times

After the jump...

» Milbank: AIG Founder Perfects the Fault Swap (WaPo)
» U.S. accuses first UBS client of tax evasion (Reuters)
» Should Norm Coleman Concede? (TheFix)
» Goldman Vet Sparks Conflict on Hill (ANP)
» Palin calls for special election for Stevens senate seat (ADN)
» Contractor Settles for $325 Million in Whistle-Blower Case (NYT)
» Audit Faults Payment of $681,379 to OSHA Consultant (WaPo)
» Jury Says Professor Was Wrongly Fired After 9/11 (NYT)
» FDA eyes NY plant in pistachio recall (USAT)
» Texas nurse charged with killing 5 with bleach (AP)
» Afghan Detainee Ruling Is a Blow to Administration (WaPo)

By Amanda Zamora |  April 3, 2009; 10:31 AM ET The Daily Read
Previous: Ex-AIG Chief: Bailout Failed; Funds Tied to Madoff in Legal Vise; Health Critic's Shady Past | Next: Nigeria and Pfizer Near Deal on Child Deaths


Please email us to report offensive comments.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.

characters remaining


© 2010 The Washington Post Company