Today’s accountability news:

  • In a speech to a private audience, Blackwater founder Erik Prince proposed sending private soldiers to Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia and Saudi Arabia, reports The Nation.
  • Lobbyists for the financial services industry have found numerous loopholes in Sen. Christopher Dodd’s Wall Street reform bill, says the Huffington Post.
  • In a report published in Politico, the Center for Public Integrity writes that “at least 15 of the 73 inspectors general, chief auditors or whistleblower protection jobs across government are unfilled or are being covered by acting officials.”
  • A Pentagon investigation into retired officers’ serving as paid advisers while also working for defense contractors is more than a month overdue, reports USA Today.
  • The Cleveland Plain Dealer takes a look at Rep. Marcia Fudge’s fundraising at an Alicia Keys concert, in a skybox she rented from the American Dental Association.

These stories are part of our ongoing roundup of investigations from other news outlets. For more, visit our Investigations Elsewhere page.