Obama failed to mention Donilons résumé: six years as a top exec of Fannie Mae at the height of the shady housing boom made him a problematic choice for any Obama administration job that requires Senate confirmation. Donilon left Fannie Mae as it was mired in an accounting scandal in 2005, three years before Fannie Maes spectacular collapse when the mortgage market imploded in 2008.
Donilon was not accused of wrongdoing but Fannie ultimately paid $400 million to the feds to settle charges that the company cooked the books between 1998-04. The government sued three top Fannie Mae executives to recover millions in bonuses based on the allegedly falsified reports, but Donilon was not among them.
Fannie/Freddie are the key criminal mechanisms of the criminal enterprise that is the criminal Democrat party and its minions. read on.
The Government filed suit against F/M head Franklin Raines when the depth of the F/M accounting scandal became clear. READ IT HERE http://housingdoom.com/2006/12/18/fannie-charges/
The Government noted, "The 101 charges reveal how the individuals improperly manipulated earnings to maximize their bonuses, while knowingly neglecting accounting systems and internal controls, misapplying over twenty accounting principles and misleading the regulator and the public. The Notice explains how they submitted six years of misleading and inaccurate accounting statements and inaccurate capital reports that enabled them to grow Fannie Mae in an unsafe and unsound manner."
These charges were made in 2006. The Court ordered Raines to return $50 Million Dollars he received in bonuses based on the mis-stated Fannie Mae profits. (Soon going to trial.)
Franklin Raines looted and pillaged Fannie Mae as Clinton's appointee. Raines famously bought into the climate control scam w/ F/M funds. Now he's hooked up with Ohaha's Chicago mob who organized the Chicago Climate Exchange.
REFERENCE Ex-Fannie CEO Franklin Raines should be behind bars for life. He is a crook of the first order. This thief Raines cooked the FM books precipitating losses of $9B (that we know of) for the single purpose of creating bonuses for himself and other F/M insiders. The SEC said Raines broke accounting rules by playing with risky derivatives.
RAINES COOKS THE F/M BOOKS---WALKS AWAY A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE After Raines was outed for cooking the books, Raines walked away w/ $90 million dollars, a $26 million parachute,
Raines gets a MONTHLY pension of $116,300 for life. Raines had already collected $4.87 million in special performance shares.
Raines owns options giving him $5.8 million in net profit after redemptions, plus another $8.7 million in deferred compensation for six years at the F/M helm.
Raines keeps $5 million of paid-up life insurance. He and his spouse get free medical and dental benefits for life, worth over $1 million.
Raines earned $20 million in salary, bonuses and stock awards (that we know of) in one year.
After he was fired, Raines told the F/M board that he's entitled to get paychecks until June 22 giving him another $600,000, which triggers a $2,000 monthly raise in his lifetime pension. He also said he's entitled to disputed options with a gross value of about $5.6 million.
To keep Raines happy within philanthropic circles, Fannie Mae will match Raines' charitable contributions by $10,000 a year.
thanks for the info — everyone involved with the Fannie Mae debacle should be barred from further “public service” aka feeding at the taxpayer trough
Raines is an outright thief and fraud.