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Corrupt Orange County IDA Officials Ordered to Repay Over $1 Million

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that three former officials of the Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), who pleaded guilty in June to corruption charges, including hiding self-dealing and concealing conflicts of interest, were sentenced today to pay more…

EU to halt some subsidies to Czechs over conflicts of interest

PRAGUE/BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Commission told the Czech Republic on Monday it would halt the payment of some EU subsidies until the country tightens its laws to guard against conflicts of interest. The EU executive concluded in an audit released in April that Prime Minister Andrej Babis was…

New UFOLIO Population Added

The COI Program is excited to announce that we have added a new discloser population to UFOLIO. Staff employees holding a position classified as “Job Structure Category” 10 now have access to UFOLIO and must submit current disclosures of outside activities and interests by September 30, 2021. Job Structure Category…

The conflict over conflicts of interest

RECENTLY, THE NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISHED A STORY profiling a welter of financial conflicts of interest in the work of former Times journalist William Laurence, described as “a bold accumulator of outside pay from the government agencies he covered.” He also took money from the World’s Fair, the article notes,…

City Sues Broker Over Alleged Conflict of Interest in Hotel Acquisitions

A real estate broker hired by the San Diego Housing Commission to locate housing for the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic was sued by the city Tuesday for allegedly violating conflict-of-interest disclosure laws in the acquisition of two hotels in Mission Valley and Kearny Mesa. The lawsuit alleges real estate…

NEW! UFOLIO Snapshot Views Available

The COI Program has released a UFOLIO patch that now gives all users access to historical “snapshot” views of disclosures. When updates are made to the UFOLIO e-forms, the e-forms on previously submitted disclosures are changed along with any new disclosures. For example, if a required question is newly added…

U.S. SEC charges 27 firms for failing to file key disclosure forms

Washington D.C., July 26, 2021 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that 21 investment advisers and 6 broker-dealers have agreed to settle charges that they failed to timely file and deliver their client or customer relationship summaries – known as Form CRS – to their retail investors.