Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rahm Emmanuel on Freddie's board

From the New York Post, courtesy of Instapundit, we learn that Rahm Emmanuel was on the Freddie Mac board during the "Fraud Period".
Emanuel served on the Freddie Mac board of directors during the time that the government-backed lender lied about its earnings, a leading contributor to the current economic meltdown.

The Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Agency later singled out the Freddie Mac board as contributing to the fraud in 2000 and 2001 for "failing in its duty to follow up on matters brought to its attention." In other words, board members ignored the red flags waving in their faces.

The SEC later fined Freddie $50 million for its deliberate fraud in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Meanwhile, Emanuel was paid more than $260,000 for his Freddie "service." Plus, after he resigned from the board to run for Congress in 2002, the troubled agency's PAC gave his campaign $25,000 - its largest single gift to a House candidate.
Interesting. Oh! Wait! He's chief of staff at the White House now, trying to get us out of this mess. I guess we'll have to add Rahm to the list.

I swear, our President is lining the White House with crooks and cheats.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

And this is surprising??? The Dems are just paying back all the favors...