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  • William Black

    William K. Black, author of THE BEST WAY TO ROB A BANK IS TO OWN ONE, teaches economics and law at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). He was the Executive Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention from 2005-2007. He has taught previously at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and at Santa Clara University, where he was also the distinguished scholar in residence for insurance law and a visiting scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

    Black was litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, deputy director of the FSLIC, SVP and general counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and senior deputy chief counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision. He was deputy director of the National Commission on Financial Institution Reform, Recovery and Enforcement.

    Black developed the concept of "control fraud" frauds in which the CEO or head of state uses the entity as a "weapon." Control frauds cause greater financial losses than all other forms of property crime combined. He recently helped the World Bank develop anti-corruption initiatives and served as an expert for OFHEO in its enforcement action against Fannie Mae's former senior management.

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    1 Lanny Breuer’s Defense of Not Prosecuting HSBC and its Officers
    2 How the "Super Crunchers" Became the "Super Torturers" of Finance Data
    3 Capitalism’s Defender Unknowingly Indicts the Banksters
    4 The Libertarian Plea to Bring Back Jim Crow: An Oxymoron by a Regular Moron
    5 HSBC Violates its Sweetheart Deal and Lynch Praises It
    6 The Wall Street Journal Applauds Governor Homophobia
    7 We Send Teachers to Prison for Rigging the Numbers, Why Not Bankers?
    8 Meet Citi’s Ethical Underwriters That Tried to Save It and America: Sherry Hunt
    9 How FCIC Spurned Its One Chance at Greatness
    10 The DOJ and the SEC Spurn their Ace in the Hole: Richard Bowen
    11 The Lessons Richard Bowen’s FCIC Testimony Should Have Taught the Nation
    12 McCloskey Wants to Change the Title and the Substance of Her Article on Corruption
    13 Goldman Corrupt Culture
    14 The Study that Foreshadowed the Three Fraud Epidemics that Drove the Crisis
    15 The BBC Dismisses a Real Greek Economist as a Sexy “Ideologue”
    16 Geithner: “The End of Capitalism as We Know It”
    17 Syriza Wins in Greece: NYT and WSJ Still Get Their Re-Writes Wrong
    18 Syriza Wins and the NYT and WSJ Coverage Competes for Mendacity
    19 Vanity of Vanities; All is Vanity: Obama’s Vain Search for a TPP “Legacy”
    20 Obama’s Latest Betrayal of America and Americans in Favor of the Big Banks: TISA
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