Lori Richards is stepping down as head of the office of compliance inspections and examinations at the Securities and Exchange Commission, a role she held since its creation in 1995. She joined the SEC in 1985. Upon her departure on Aug. 7, Associate Director and Chief Counsel John Walsh will take her place.

In February, lawmakers criticized Richards and other SEC officials for missing various signs of the $60 billion fraud being perpetrated by Bernard Madoff Investment Securities.

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