Maine robo-signing scandal resurfaces with Treasury nomination

A woman at the center of a foreclosure robo-signing scandal at OneWest Bank in 2009 – and now part of the controversial confirmation hearings for a new Treasury secretary – signed off on mortgage documents in Maine.

The scandal is attracting new attention because Steven Mnuchin, President Trump’s nominee to head the Treasury Department, denied in a Senate confirmation hearing that OneWest, the bank that he headed from 2009 to 2015, engaged in robo-signing. Critics of Mnuchin are hoping that the controversy over robo-signing, along with allegations that the nominee hasn’t revealed all his financial records, might derail his nomination.

Read on.

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One response to “Maine robo-signing scandal resurfaces with Treasury nomination

  1. If this was truly a vetting of Mnuchin the central questions under oath should have been:
    “How long have you known Senator Chuck Schumer?”
    “Would you consider him to be a friend?”
    “Did you and Sen. Schumer ever discuss bank ownership?”
    “When was your first conversation about bank ownership?”
    “Did you and Sen. Schumer ever discuss IndyMac Bank before it failed?”
    “When was the very first time you ever looked into IndyMac Bank’s financials?”
    “Do you think Sen. Schumer is smart enough to have known his remarks about IndyMac Bank would initiate a “run” on the bank?”
    “Did you speak with Sen. Schumer about IndyMac Bank before he made his remarks?” “Precisely when?”
    “Did you speak with Sen. Schumer about IndyMac Bank after he made his remarks?” “Precisely when?”
    “Did George Soros participate in or become privy to any of these conversations?” “Please detail his participation?”
    “Did Michael Dell participate in or become privy to any of these conversations?” “Please detail his participation?”
    “Have you ever made campaign donations that would benefit Sen. Schumer before or after your takeover of IndyMac Bank?”

    That’s just for starters…

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