Obama sends strong signal, selects ex-prosecutor to head SEC
Mary Jo White, former U.S. attorney in Manhattan, was named by President Barack Obama to head the Securities and Exchange Commission.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent his strongest signal yet Thursday that he wants the government to get tougher with Wall Street, appointing a former prosecutor to head the Securities and Exchange Commission for the first time in its 79-year history.
Mary Jo White, former U.S. attorney in Manhattan, has an extensive record of prosecuting white-collar crime, won convictions in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1998 terrorist attacks...
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