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  • vinny19482001 vinny19482001 Mar 26, 2012 3:51 PM Flag

    Makes you wonder even a little don't it?

    Subject: Fwd: Where are they now

    Where are Jim, Tim, and Franklin now?
    Here's a quick look into the three former Fannie Mae executives who brought down Wall Street.

    Franklin Raines - was a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Fannie Mae. Raines was forced to retire from his position with Fannie Mae when auditing discovered severe irregularities in Fannie Mae's accounting activities. Raines left with a "golden parachute valued at $240 Million in benefits. The Government filed suit against Raines when the depth of the accounting scandal became clear.

    Tim Howard - was the Chief Financial Officer of Fannie Mae. Howard "was a strong internal proponent of using accounting strategies that would ensure a "stable pattern of earnings" at Fannie. Investigations by federal regulators and the company's board of directors since concluded that management did manipulate 1998 earnings to trigger bonuses. Raines and Howard resigned under pressure in late 2004. Howard's Golden Parachute was estimated at $20 Million!

    Jim Johnson - A former executive at Lehman Brothers and who was later forced from his position as Fannie Mae CEO. Investigators found that Fannie Mae had hidden a substantial amount of Johnson's 1998 compensation from the public, reporting that it was between $6 million and $7 million when it fact it was $21 million." Johnson is currently under investigation for taking illegal loans from Countrywide while serving as CEO of Fannie Mae. Johnson's Golden Parachute was estimated at $28 Million.

    Raines works for the Obama Campaign as his Chief Economic Advisor.

    Howard is a Chief Economic Advisor to Obama under Franklin Raines.

    Johnson was hired as a Senior Obama Finance Advisor and was selected to run
    Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee.

    Kinda makes you sick to your stomach.
    Our government seems to be rotten to the core !
    Are we stupid or what?

    Vote in 2012..
    it is the most important election of our lives....

    We have 2 choices.
    Vote the same back in and get more of the same or vote someone new and hope we get less of the same.

    It only make some of you sick, the others don't have a clue.

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