Government Officials and Their Stocks

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Hidden records show that thousands of senior executive branch employees owned stocks in companies whose fates were affected by their employers’ actions. WSJ’s Brody Mullins and Rebecca Ballhaus take us inside the nearly year-long Wall Street Journal investigation.

Further Reading:

Government Officials Invest in Companies Their Agencies Oversee 

131 Federal Judges Broke the Law by Hearing Cases Where They Had a Financial Interest 

Congressional Staffers Gain From Trading in Stocks 

Further Listening:

The Federal Law that 138 Judges have broken 

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