The tenure of George S. Canellos, who was co-chief of enforcement, covered one of the most significant periods in the agency’s 80-year history. Mr. Canellos joined in 2009, after the agency’s failure to detect Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme made it a symbol of regulatory incompetence.
Nearly five years later, as the agency has regained its footing, Mr. Canellos leaves behind a productive yet complicated legacy.
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