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SEC: Watchdog says Madoff probes mishandled

The watchdog of the Securities and Exchange Commission has found the agency consistently mishandled its five investigations of Bernard Madoff’s business, despite ample complaints over 16 years about the multibillion-dollar fraud.

But SEC inspector general David Kotz’s report found no evidence of any improper ties between agency officials and Madoff.

Despite speculation that senior SEC officials may have tried to influence the probes, a summary of Kotz’s 450-page report released Wednesday also found no evidence of that.

The Associated Press

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