On October 14th, the SEC's Office of Inspector General released its report on whether the SEC timed its announcement concerning the Goldman Sachs enforcement action to influence the Senate debate on financial industry regulatory reform. The OIG did not find evidence indicating that the SEC's action against Goldman was intended to influence, or was influenced by, financial regulatory reform legislation. Instead, the SEC's investigation was governed primarily by decisions relating to the case itself, as well as concerns about possible leaks; maintaining a positive relationship with the New York State Attorney General; and maximizing and shaping positive press coverage. SEC OIG Report.