Scott Pruitt, Fallen E.P.A. Chief, May Rise Again in Oklahoma

Scott Pruitt, Fallen E.P.A. Chief, May Rise Again in Oklahoma

“I don’t see how he doesn’t have a chance” to win a future statewide workplace, Mr. Zezima stated. Noel Runyan, 31, a liberal-leaning highschool social research trainer, agreed. Mr. Pruitt has portrayed himself as a sufferer of liberal enemies, he stated, and “a lot of the political culture in this state depends on that sense […]

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There has by no means been a cupboard official who has survived as many scandals as Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency — till his resignation Thursday. Mr. Pruitt confronted up to 19 separate investigations into his conduct reflecting a shocking diploma of disregard for federal ethics, special-interest and procurement guidelines. The […]

Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Ex-Prime Minister, Is Arrested Amid Corruption Inquiry

Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Ex-Prime Minister, Is Arrested Amid Corruption Inquiry

BANGKOK — Najib Razak, the previous prime minister of Malaysia who was ousted in an election two months in the past, was arrested by anticorruption officers on Tuesday, amid an investigation involving billions of diverted from a state funding fund. Atop a political machine that had ruled Malaysia since its independence in 1957, Mr. Najib […]

Former E.P.A. Aide Says Pruitt Asked Her to Help Find Work for His Wife

Former E.P.A. Aide Says Pruitt Asked Her to Help Find Work for His Wife

Ms. Dravis advised investigators she declined to achieve out to the group on Ms. Pruitt’s behalf. She additionally advised the investigators that she had cautioned Mr. Pruitt that he must disclose his spouse’s earnings on federal monetary disclosure paperwork, and that he responded that he would create a restricted legal responsibility company, in line with […]

The E.P.A.’s Ethics Officer Once Defended Pruitt. Then He Urged Investigations.

The E.P.A.’s Ethics Officer Once Defended Pruitt. Then He Urged Investigations.

“Consistent with my obligations under Office of Government Ethics regulations, I have referred a number of those matters to EPA’s Inspector General and have provided ‘ready and active assistance’ to the Inspector General and his office,” said the letter, which was sent Wednesday by Mr. Minoli, a replica of which was obtained by The New […]

Tiaras, Purses and Cash: Malaysia Seizes Record Haul From Ex-Leader

Tiaras, Purses and Cash: Malaysia Seizes Record Haul From Ex-Leader

HONG KONG — The Malaysian authorities mentioned Wednesday that they seized as a lot as $273 million value of knickknack, purses and different valuables, together with practically $30 million in money, from properties of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his spouse, who’ve been embroiled in a corruption scandal involving the theft of billions from […]

The Cost of Cooperating Just Went Up for Companies

The Cost of Cooperating Just Went Up for Companies

Cooperating with a authorities investigation seems like a good suggestion, however it might price firms fairly a bit of cash. A current determination by the Supreme Court, in Lagos v. United States, will make life tougher for firms hoping to recoup a few of these prices from staff who violated the legislation. The Justice Department […]

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Trump Leaves His Mark on a Presidential Keepsake

WASHINGTON — Since Bill Clinton occupied the White House, the commemorative medallions generally known as problem cash have been stately symbols of the presidency coveted by the navy, legislation enforcement personnel and a small circle of collectors. Then got here Donald J. Trump. His presidency has yielded extra — and extra elaborate — cash which […]

Commerce Secretary Shorted Stock as Negative Coverage Loomed

Commerce Secretary Shorted Stock as Negative Coverage Loomed

Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. shorted inventory in a transport agency — an funding tactic for profiting if share costs fall — days after studying that reporters have been getting ready a doubtlessly adverse story about his dealings with the Kremlin-linked firm. The transaction, valued between $100,000 and $250,000, happened final fall after Mr. […]