September 05, 2011
Issues Concerning Document Destruction At SEC
A Washington Post story suggests that the SEC's recent destruction of preliminary investigation records is contrary to the prevailing practice at other federal agencies.
POGO commented on a disturbing aspect of the SEC situation, the apparent attempts to demonize and discredit the whistleblowers who brought the problem to light. POGO concludes: "This time around, we hope the SEC will focus all of its attention on assisting the OIG with its investigation and taking whatever corrective action is needed, rather than trying to discredit the whistleblower who brought these allegations to light."