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"… money for bank failures since 2009. A handful are from major banks such as Washington Mutual. None come from the Wall Street giants, all of which were saved by a feder …"

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"… was euthanized. OTS, under its leader John Reich, was chief regulator of Washington Mutual, which became the largest bank failure in U.S. history. “OTS was suppos …"

"… Darrel Dochow, the OTS West Region Director who had direct authority over Washington Mutual, Countrywide and IndyMac. Decades earlier he was a senior regulator at th …"

"… ion following a month marked with the bankruptcy of Lehman, the failure of Washington Mutual, and the bailout of AIG among other catastrophic events. The Dow Jones ind …"

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"… liff Rossi, who was a high-level risk management executive at Countrywide, Washington Mutual and Freddie Mac before the crisis. Rossi got his start during the savings …"

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"… the sales of Merrill Lynch to Bank of America, Wachovia to Wells Fargo and Washington Mutual to JPMorgan, thousands of hours and millions of pages have been filled try …"

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"… aving a hand in closing more than a dozen failed banks  — including Washington Mutual, the largest bank failure in U.S. history  — Yellen now appears det …"

"… by the FDIC. Biggest bank failure ever By then it was also apparent that Washington Mutual, another OTS-regulated bank in Yellen’s district, was struggling to surv …"

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"… Writers and Editors for our coverage of mortgage fraud at Countrywide, GE, Washington Mutual and other banks. …"

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"… hed against Saffer because it bought Saffer’s ex-employer, Seattle-based Washington Mutual Bank, in September 2008, after regulators seized WaMu in what was the larg …"

"… ns Mortgage, before he took a job in mid-2007 as a mortgage sales rep at a Washington Mutual office in Ladera Ranch, Calif.WaMu, the nation’s largest savings and loa …"

"… “NegAm” in industry parlance.Option ARMs accounted for roughly half of Washington Mutual’s home-loan production during the mortgage boom years, according to fede …"

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"… hed for trying to fight fraud worked at giant firms such as Wells Fargo or Washington Mutual (WaMu). Others worked at smaller lenders that joined the rush to sell home …"

"… owers as being among the chief culprits.In congressional testimony, former Washington Mutual chief executive Kerry Killinger blamed borrowers for misleading WaMu about …"

"… ocess.A two-year U.S. Senate investigation found that senior management at Washington Mutual ignored clear evidence that bank employees were engaging in fraud.In a rep …"

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"… ements from various banks and brokerage firms, such as Bank of America and Washington Mutual.In some of the offices, investigators found more than one fax machine.&nbs …"

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"… nded investor shields when she was approached by a broker working inside a Washington Mutual Bank. After inheriting some money from her brother in 2007, the retired Sa …"

"… rbitration award against the bank, JP Morgan Chase & Co., which bought Washington Mutual in 2008 after it failed. "Something about being in a bank made me trust h …"

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"… 08 when several large institutions such as Merrill Lynch, Countrywide, and Washington Mutual saw their liquidity and stock prices rapidly plunge, forcing the governmen …"

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"… loans to anyone, motivated by sheer greed.In one 2007 case, executives at Washington Mutual Bank were urgently trying to sell risky loans likely to go delinquent to g …"

"… downgraded and by February 2010, more than half the loans were delinquent.Washington Mutual became the largest bank in U.S. history to fail. Last month, the Fede …"

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"… bout 46 percent of all U.S. bank deposits after acquiring Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual during the financial crisis. “Economies of scale are a good thing,” Di …"

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"… ything — in life, and, it seems, in bankruptcies.Consider the failure of Washington Mutual Bank, seized by federal regulators in the fall of 2008 and quickly sold in …"

"… report, though valuable, doesn’t address the decision-making that led to Washington Mutual’s precarious position as of the spring of 2008. For that, it is instruct …"

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"… t now make up the global financial services behemoth (Providian, Bank One, Washington Mutual, and Chemical Bank, among others). As speaker, Pelosi was key to the 2008 …"

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"… l financial services giant such as Bank One, Chemical Bank, Providian, and Washington Mutual. As minority leader, Boehner was key to the 2008 enactment of the $700 bil …"

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"… p the global financial services behemoth, such as Bank One, Providian, and Washington Mutual. McConnell helped negotiate agreement on and voted for passage of the $700 …"

Too big to jail?

By David Heath

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"… he Investigative Fund, such lending practices contributed to the demise of Washington Mutual.Not everyone agrees that such a case can be successful. Benjamin Wagner, a …"

"… Department has ongoing criminal investigations against major banks such as Washington Mutual and Countrywide, as well as investment bank Goldman Sachs.Fewer Cops on th …"

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"… oans.A Senate committee tomorrow will present evidence that in the case of Washington Mutual Bank, the largest bank failure in history, executives knew about the fraud …"

"… n Democrat who will chair the hearing, sidestepped questions about whether Washington Mutual executives broke criminal laws.But Levin’s committee has unearthed docum …"

"… esident of Home Loans. Sources close to the committee say Kerry Killinger, Washington Mutual’s president, chief executive officer and chairman at the time, knew abou …"

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"… oans.A Senate committee tomorrow will present evidence that in the case of Washington Mutual Bank, the largest bank failure in history, executives knew about the fraud …"

"… n Democrat who will chair the hearing, sidestepped questions about whether Washington Mutual executives broke criminal laws.But Levin’s committee has unearthed docum …"

"… esident of Home Loans. Sources close to the committee say Kerry Killinger, Washington Mutual’s president, chief executive officer and chairman at the time, knew abou …"

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"… loans ultimately led to the collapse of Long Beach Mortgage and its owner, Washington Mutual, in the biggest bank failure in history.An inside look at Long Beach Mortg …"

"… preeKosch, an industry veteran, reminisces about working for Seattle-based Washington Mutual in the early 1990s, when loans were carefully scrutinized.Later that decad …"

"… nancial institutions in California, Florida, Illinois and New York to make Washington Mutual — once a regional player in the Pacific Northwest — the nation’s sec …"

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"… Mac, which was seized by the FDIC in July 2008. Also on the OTS roster was Washington Mutual, whose collapse in September 2008 stands as the single biggest bank failur …"

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"… subprime lenders were seized by the government. IndyMac Bank (No. 14) and Washington Mutual (owner of Long Beach Mortgage Co., No. 5) were each taken over by federal …"

"… er’s list of the top 25 subprime lenders. Long Beach was a subsidiary of Washington Mutual, which collapsed in 2008 thanks largely to losses in the subprime mortgage …"

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"… of Subprime Loans: At least $68 billion Long Beach Mortgage Co./Washington Mutual Amount of Subprime Loans: At least $65.2 billion Option One Mor …"

The appraisal bubble

By Joe Eaton

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"… an eAppraiseIT, charging that eAppraiseIT allowed loan production staff at Washington Mutual to pressure appraisers to inflate home values. The suit is pending.The sui …"

"… e suit is pending.The suit claims the appraisal management company allowed Washington Mutual’s “loan production staff to hand-pick appraisers who bring in appraisa …"

"… alleges that executives at eAppraiseIt knew its appraisal arrangement with Washington Mutual broke the law. “I think WaMu’s new initiative is way over the line,” …"

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"… t $3,000), Microsoft (at least $75,000), Starbucks (at least $75,000), and Washington Mutual (at least $30,000) — clearly favoring investments in companies based in …"

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"… experience in dealing with financial industry emergencies. He represented Washington Mutual earlier this year in its effort to climb out of a deep subprime mortgage h …"

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"… which was the nation’s largest thrift before its acquisition in 1998 by Washington Mutual.In e-mailed responses to questions posed by the Center for Public Integrit …"

"… 90 been in effect during the negotiations, Home Savings and its successor, Washington Mutual, “would have been much more confident in their long-term desire to devel …"

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"… liant Energy, Rite Aid, Sempra Energy, Sprint Communications, Verizon, and Washington Mutual.Location: Paramount StudiosPresidential Dinner honoring Lew Wasserman, for …"

"… liant Energy, Rite Aid, Sempra Energy, Sprint Communications, Verizon, and Washington Mutual.Location: Paramount StudiosReception for Majority Trust donors, Tues., Aug …"