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Goldman banker had raised ethics concerns: NYT

Goldman banker had raised ethics concerns: NYT(Reuters) – A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc partner had raised concerns about some unethical practices at the bank before he left in 2015, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing people close to the matter. James Katzman, who led the bank’s West Coast mergers-and-acquisitions practice, had used the whistle-blower hotline in 2014 to report on the investment bank trying to hire a customer’s child and colleagues’ repeated attempts to obtain and then share confidential client information, the paper reported nyti.ms/2CJ9wEq. The investigation was taken up by the bank’s general counsel and Katzman was urged to move past his complaints by several senior investment banking executives, the newspaper reported, citing several people familiar with the interactions.



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Sarah Sanders tweet about being kicked out of restaurant violates law, former White House ethics chief says

Sarah Sanders tweet about being kicked out of restaurant violates law, former White House ethics chief saysSarah Huckabee Sanders’ tweet about being kicked out of a restaurant broke the law, a former White House ethics chief has said. Ms Sanders, the White House press secretary, was asked to leave Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, because she works for Donald Trump. The senior Trump aide addressed the incident via her official White House Twitter account – telling her three million followers she “politely left” and the co-owner’s decision to kick her out “say far more about her than they do about me”.



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GOP senator defends EPA chief, calls ethics allegations lies

GOP senator defends EPA chief, calls ethics allegations liesWASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator who had expressed concerns about Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt mounted an outspoken defense of him Wednesday after a face-to-face meeting, calling ethics allegations against Pruitt "outrageous lies."



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EPA chief tells U.S. lawmakers he has fund to fight ethics complaints

EPA chief tells U.S. lawmakers he has fund to fight ethics complaintsBy Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said on Wednesday that he now has a legal fund in place to help him fight off a growing list of allegations against him related to his spending and reported ethical missteps in office. “It has been set up,” Pruitt told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies about the fund. Pruitt has been under pressure from lawmakers in recent weeks over reports about his routine use of first-class travel, his 24/7 security detail, costly office renovations, and ties to industry – criticisms he called overblown on Wednesday.



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FIFA Cites Ethics Rules After Trump's Threatening World Cup Tweet

FIFA Cites Ethics Rules After Trump's Threatening World Cup TweetU.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a threat to countries opposing North



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Video: Former Port Authority ethics chair swore at officers

Video: Former Port Authority ethics chair swore at officersTENAFLY, N.J. (AP) — A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioner caught on camera delivering an expletive-laced tirade to police officers during a traffic stop has resigned.



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Who is Scott Pruitt? EPA chief whose whole career has been dogged by ethics concerns

Who is Scott Pruitt? EPA chief whose whole career has been dogged by ethics concernsEarly in Scott Pruitt’s political career, as a state senator from Tulsa, Oklahoma, he attended a gathering at the Oklahoma City home of an influential telecommunications lobbyist who was nearing retirement and about to move away. The lobbyist said that after the 2003 gathering, Mr Pruitt – who had a modest legal practice and a state salary of $ 38,400 – reached out to her. “For those ego-minded politicians, it would be pretty cool to have this house close to the Capitol,” said the lobbyist, Marsha Lindsey.



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Federal Ethics Chief Asks EPA To Address 'Concerns' Over Scott Pruitt

Federal Ethics Chief Asks EPA To Address 'Concerns' Over Scott PruittThe federal government's top ethics official says it's time for the



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EPA Ethics Official Walks Back Defense Of Scott Pruitt's Condo Rental

EPA Ethics Official Walks Back Defense Of Scott Pruitt's Condo RentalThe Environmental Protection Agency's lead ethics official this week walked



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White House Probes Kushner Business Loans After Ethics Questions

White House Probes Kushner Business Loans After Ethics QuestionsThe White House is investigating whether loans made to the Kushner family real



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