WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) (L) talks with Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro testifies ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) (L) talks with Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro testifies before a joint hearing by the House Financial Services Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs Subcommittee September 22, 2011 in Washington, DC. The committees are investigating an apparent conflict of interest of the SEC's former general counsel, David Becker, who advised the S.E.C. on how it should deal with Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard Madoff’s investors even though he and his family inherited a Madoff account in his mother’s estate. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less 
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