It's no secret that CIM is closely linked to NLY; some may even say an alter ego. And the junior members of the family are probably earning more than they otherwise would without friends in high places. However, it virtually insures that CIM will not try to tear itself away from NLY. Blood is thicker than water, and all that.
Most interesting; though, is that if there was a disaster in the offing, a graceful exit would be arranged for the junior members of the family, hoping to avoid tarnishing their reputations. They may not be the most qualified, and that's perhaps why we are in the current situation, but the auditor is supposed to keep such mistakes from happening. I wonder if the auditor was someone's relative?