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Eric Holder & DoJ Spent Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars On Unreported Personal Travel
Zero Hedge ^ | 24 March 2014 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 03/24/2014 7:13:22 PM PDT by Errant

As the Attorney General of these United States, Eric Holder is the top legal advisor for the entire nation. As such, he has been in a position to help punish financial criminals and the mega-banks for the crimes they committed in the run-up to the financial crisis, and the egregious looting thereafter.

Despite his unique role, Eric Holder has spent the past five years taking absolutely zero action on any matter of national significance. In fact, his major claim to fame appears to be that he has solidified the creation of a group of untouchable criminals known as the “Too Big to Jail” class.

So what does Eric Holder do in his spare time, you know, when he isn’t coddling financial oligarchs and running firearms into Mexico? Apparently, according to a recent study from the non-partisan Government Accountability Office, he likes to hop on government planes for personal trips at taxpayer expense. Serfs up suckers!

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; corruptholder; criminal; doj; election2014; election2016; holder; holdervacation; personaltravel; travel
Presidential pardon coming?
1 posted on 03/24/2014 7:13:22 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Is is true he said his memoir would be called “ Revenge:Black Boot White Neck”?


2 posted on 03/24/2014 7:17:19 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Errant
The agency that tracks federal travel did not report hundreds of personal and other “non mission” trips aboard government planes for senior Justice Department officials including Attorney General Eric Holder and former FBI Director Robert Mueller, according to a watchdog report.

Probably on top hush-hush work - tracking down elusive members of the vast right wing conspiracy AKA the Tea Party AKA American citizens...

3 posted on 03/24/2014 7:18:03 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: Errant

4 posted on 03/24/2014 7:18:22 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Errant

I am so sick of these grifters


5 posted on 03/24/2014 7:22:23 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Errant

An IRS audit and black on white death squads from the DO”J”
for anyone who DARES report on this.

Meanwhile, the hated, EXEMPT Congress schemes to help
Obama and al Qaeda exterminate what is left of America’s
Constitution.


6 posted on 03/24/2014 7:28:30 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Errant

Revolt is coming.


7 posted on 03/24/2014 7:30:58 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Diogenesis
Congress schemes to help Obama...

I've got just four words for you: NSA files...

8 posted on 03/24/2014 7:31:19 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

BS.

The Congress does it because they make money from
“laws” for others, from avoiding SEC rules,
and they enjoy their child brothels and sex slaves
in the Arab countries they visit.


9 posted on 03/24/2014 7:37:59 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Errant

Low rung federal employees are warned during the application process that if they steal so much as a pencil they will be s-canned with prejudice.


10 posted on 03/24/2014 7:38:19 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Errant

Holder will launch an investigation of himself and find...
not a smidgen of wrongdoing!


11 posted on 03/24/2014 7:42:11 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: Errant

I’m sure if pressed hard enough, Holder will appoint a Justice Dept. staff attorney to investigate and rubber-stamp the attorney general’s opinion that it was “money well spent” (especially the visits to `world-class’ strip clubs).


12 posted on 03/24/2014 7:43:33 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Errant; Nachum

Ping.


13 posted on 03/24/2014 7:45:21 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Errant

Probably. Even a black pastors’ organization wants Eric Holder removed from office.


14 posted on 03/24/2014 7:45:26 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Errant.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 7:45:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Liz; GOPJ; Errant

Check out this one !


16 posted on 03/24/2014 7:46:36 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: Errant

Nothing ever changes...

August 23, 2012

Lawmaker questions Holder on abusing FBI travel privileges

Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican and the ranking GOP member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wants answers about whether Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and other senior Justice Department officials misused FBI aircraft, hindering the agency’s investigations and ignoring a White House order to cut travel costs.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/aug/23/lawmaker-holder-abuse-fbi-travel-privileges/#ixzz2wwGwnwxL


17 posted on 03/24/2014 7:47:02 PM PDT by kcvl
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August 2012

Last year, The Washington Times reported that Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta was commuting home each weekend to Monterey, Calif., on a military jet and reimbursing the government for a fraction of the cost — an arrangement that came under scrutiny during Washington’s tough budget times. Mr. Panetta has since apologized for the practice and said he will think about alternatives to the high-priced commute.

In their letter, Mr. Grassley and other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee became concerned about the allegations of Mr. Holder’s use of the FBI’s jet after reading about the $870,000 price tag for Mr. Panetta’s personal travel.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/aug/23/lawmaker-holder-abuse-fbi-travel-privileges/#ixzz2wwHDBshc


18 posted on 03/24/2014 7:48:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Errant

Those using government planes for “non-mission” purposes included Attorney General (AG) Eric Holder and former FBI Director Robert Mueller. The 395 trips by Holder, Mueller and other officials cost $7.8 million.

http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/attorney-general-holder-fbi-director-mueller-and-other-justice-officials-cost-taxpayers-78-million-dollars-for-non-mission-flights-140322?news=852742


19 posted on 03/24/2014 7:50:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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20 posted on 03/24/2014 7:54:03 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Errant
“Too Big to Jail”

More accurately, "Too Leftist to Jail."

21 posted on 03/24/2014 7:54:22 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Errant; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Myrddin; MamaDearest; autumnraine; ...
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22 posted on 03/24/2014 7:58:06 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: Errant
Presidential pardon coming?

No need for that. He has pigment protection.

23 posted on 03/24/2014 8:02:09 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

I like that PP protection


24 posted on 03/24/2014 8:29:28 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: unixfox

Wouldn’t it be fun!


25 posted on 03/24/2014 9:09:13 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Errant
First thing if the Republicans win the Senate are hearings on government corruption.

IRS scandal, the jailing of a movie maker as part of a cover up, executive orders to change the law so as to manipulate elections, and now this.

Start with one hearing on corruption in general to hear accusations. Then appoint investigators. Then have one large hearing to lay it all out in one blast.

26 posted on 03/24/2014 9:18:39 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: Errant

No time for Black Panthers who intimidate voters and issue ‘dead or alive’ posters on citizens. No time to answer Congressional subpoenas. But Congress seems impotent to stop him.


27 posted on 03/24/2014 9:34:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Errant
Presidential pardon coming?

Probably, I spoke to congressman Gosar Saturday, he said he is going to start the process this week to call for a no conficence vote on Holder, then if Obama doesn't fire Holder there will be impeachment proceedings against Holder.

28 posted on 03/24/2014 10:53:01 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: c-b 1

When you are in odumbo’s gubmint, you can do anything you want and there will be NO reprisal. Look at the way moooooooooooochells spends our money, she could give a rats behind, it’s not HER money and the same goes for Holder and the “justice” (really?) department.


29 posted on 03/25/2014 3:44:52 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: sickoflibs; GOP
No question.....conniving Holder and the DOJ travelers falsified travel vouchers and other public documents connected to this ripoff.

Falsifying Government Documents involves altering, changing, or modifying a document for the purpose of deception.......can also involve forgery and/or passing copies of false documents. Falsifying documents is usually done in connection with broader criminal aims, such as extortion, government fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, financing terrorism........

Types of documents commonly falsified may include:
◾Tax returns and income statements
◾Personal checks
◾Bank account records
◾Business record keeping books
◾Immigration documents (such as visas, passports, etc.)
◾Identification cards and birth certificates

Many different types of acts can be considered as falsifying a document, including:
◾Altering or misrepresenting factual information such as prices or monetary amounts
◾Stating false information when requested to provide truthful statements
◾Forging a signature
◾Using official letterheads without authorization
◾Concealing assets or property WRT obtaining federal/state grants))
◾Knowingly using or distributing a fake document

A person can only be held criminally liable if they are deliberately acting with the intention of deceiving or defrauding another party. /

Falsifying documents is a very serious offense and is generally classified as a felony. This means that a person charged with falsifying documents may be subject to the following legal penalties:
◾Having to pay a monetary fine
◾Incarceration in a prison facility

Depending on the gravity of the offense, as well as individual state laws, falsifying documents can result in a prison sentence of 5-10 years. Also, if government documents or authorities were involved, the legal penalties may be more severe. ..... legal penalties may increase with repeat offenses.

The penalty for falsifying government documents is outlined in the Crimes Act of 1958.

30 posted on 03/25/2014 6:32:31 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Errant
Holder and DOJ staff have access to some of the nation’s most sensitive secrets....these are extremely valuable in the global underworld....which might explain the persistent travel to parts unknown.. Holder also heads a govt agency that controls billions of dollars in federal grant money.

Time to mobilize the Bank Secrecy Act----to follow the DOJ paper trail, and determine how govt monies changes hands.

Taxpayers demand to know the scope and dimension of government insiders ability to collude in sub rosa deals and who might be personally profiting.

<><> L/E needs to examine DOJ's, and it agencies, multiple bank accounts.

<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer govt funds from one account to another, and/or wire-transferred offshore;

<><> To cover their tracks, fake govt invoices might be created to show that govt money deposited into accounts was being used for legitimate govt purposes.

<><> Financial schemes scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of govt funds for insiders' personal use and/or for progressives' beloved "redistribution" schemes.

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NOTE WELL Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity indicative of money laundering and other financial crimes. “The Bank Secrecy Act was enacted to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting money laundering from criminal enterprises, terrorism, tax evasion or other unlawful activities,” the special agent in charge for Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, explained.

Shady banking transactions could be prosecuted under the (1) Bank Secrecy ACT, (2) RICO, and, (3) the Hobbs Act.

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<><> L/E should get ahold of: (1) copies of DOJchecks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including snail mail, e-mail, mobile devices, cell phones, (8) contracts, (9) loan agreements, (10) other account books or official records.

L/E should also explore (a) DOJ monies paid to brokers, sub- brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

<><> L/E should scrutinize DOJ bank accounts for suspicious activites: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.

<><> Bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC accounts, to money launder and to operate personal ventures---or to finance campaign activities (and/or other redistribution schemes favored by the WH).

Tax fraud may also be a factor; facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intra-bank transfers from DHS accounts into personal accounts, campaign accounts, or into redistribution schemes.

<><> A huge tipoff is whether bank withdrawals support and luxurious lifestyle including payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel....... and gifts from luxury outlets for wives and mistresses (and campaign activities, or other redistribution schemes).

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Taxpayers should demand the Bank Secrecy Act be used to prosecute govt fraud.

SAMPLE LETTER TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
Taxpayers are urged to notify the FBI now.
FBI TIPS PAGE https://tips.fbi.gov

SUBJECT: Collusion, conspiracy, and bribery
IN RE: financial irregularities
REFERENCE: govt fraud, falsified documents, wire transfers, accounting fraud, etc.

NARRATIVE Taxpayers demand to know the scope and dimension of multiple conspiracies by government insiders to collude in sub rosa deals to personally profit and/or to facilitate redistribution schemes.

OF INTEREST TO LAW ENFORCEMENT The FBI should interrogate individuals for evidence of multiple schemes to falsify documents to further insider schemes. The FBI should investigate any and all official documents submitted by DOJ.

Crimes might include---conspiracy, collusion, falsifying offical documents (a felony), money laundering, tax evasion, extorting taxpayers, theft of govt monies, misuse of public office and government positions.

Examine DOJ personnel tax returns with a fine-tooth comb.....especially entries for "interest income."

31 posted on 03/25/2014 6:44:44 AM PDT by Liz
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To: All
In his new book, "Extortion," author Peter Schweitzer writes about Obozo and Holder, using the Justice Dept and assorted govt agencies to extort Big Money ....threatening jailtime unless the targets fork over billions. Read on.

US ‘robs’ $13B from venerable bank / By Mark DeCambre, Oct 19, 2013

JPMorgan Chase has tentatively agreed to pay (Holder's) Dept of Justice a record $13 billion settlement to resolve several civil probes — a costly deal that still doesn’t protect the bank against additional criminal prosecutions.

“This is a basic and fundamental attack on capitalism,” declared Dick Bove, an influential bank analyst at Rafferty Capital. “It is possible that the government is taking away the property of the JPMorgan shareholders without the shareholders having committed any crime or having any say in the expropriation of these funds.” The deal also includes an undisclosed sum to settle a civil suit brought by NY state AG.

Under the settlement, JPMorgan must continue to cooperate with federal investigators probing the banking giant’s issuance of mortgage-backed securities from 2005 to 2007, according to sources.

Still to be ironed out are how to resolve that criminal investigation, along with the wording of any admissions of culpability the feds might require.

The general terms of the settlement deal were forged Friday in a phone conversation between Attorney General Eric Holder and JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, The WSJ reported.

Analysts called the settlement a raw deal given that, by JPMorgan’s own estimate, some 80 percent of its mortgage-backed securities had been acquired at the request of the Obama-led government, when it bought Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual in 2008. “Ultimately, the earnings power of banks is being force-regulated out the (SEC), by the Department of Justice,” Kass added.

The settlement sum includes $4 billion that JPMorgan agreed this month to pay the Federal Housing Finance Agency to resolve allegations that the bank misled mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about the quality of loans it sold them prior to the 2008 financial crisis, the Journal reported.

SOURCE http://nypost.com/2013/10/19/jpmorgan-in-tentative-13b-deal-with-us-justice-dept/

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The twisted deranged progressive mind at work. As a community organizer, Obozo sued banks to give out mtges to the underemployed----food stamps and SSI were considered "income." Now, as president, he's suing the same banks for predator lending---burdening the ne'er do well with mtges they can't possibly pay off.

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Where are the bank lawyers? Why aren't they looking into falsified mtges, aided and abetted by a Congressional committee?

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OBOZO/HOLDER COVER-UP massive mtge fraud perpetrated by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

SUB-PRIME MORTGAGE SCAMS--MASSIVE LATINO MORTGAGE FRAUD ON CAPITOL HILL:

The Congressional Hispanic Institute, Inc, is an entity organized by Cong Joe Baca (D-Cali) in his capacity as head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Cong Baca created "HOGAR" (Spanish for home) in 2003 to work with the mortgage industry, F/M, lenders, banks and latino community groups to increase mortgage lending to what savvy observers consider to be unqualified Latinos.

"HOGAR" colluded w/ Cong Baca in what was to become a massive bilking of taxpayers. Cong Baca calculatedly hyped the fact that the national Latino homeownership rate was 47%, compared with 68% for the overall population.

HOGAR was coached to call the figure "alarming," and to say "a concerted effort was required to ensure that by the end of the decade Latinos will share equally in the American Dream of home ownership."

HOGAR and Cong Baca conned the public, failing to note that most of the "dreamers" were illegals, citizens of Third World countries who had violated US borders.

Predictably, HOGAR colluded w/ co-conspirators which included:

(a) shaky mortgage companies that ran into big trouble;

(b) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both now under federal control after billions in taxpayer bailouts;

(c) Countrywide Financial Corp., sold to Bank of America Corp;

(d) Washington Mutual Inc., taken over by the US government and sold to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; and,

(e) New Century Financial Corp. and Ameriquest Mortgage Corp, both now defunct, killed by defaulted subprime Latino mortgages.

HOGAR's ties to the subprime mortgage industry were substantial. Bribery and self-dealing were rampant:

<><> Companies that donated $150,000 to Cong Baca got the right to have their own research fellow who would conduct fraudulent studies, which were cunningly used by industry lobbyists to pump lending.

<><> Bribery and extortion in the form of $100,000 annual donations to Cong Baca, for which HOGAR provided phony news releases from Cong Baca's Hispanic Caucus promoting a lender's commercial products to the Latino market,

<><> The most shocking example of bribery well- substantitated by Hogar's literature..... HOGAR announced it worked with Freddie Mac on a self-serving two-year examination of Latino homeownership in 63 congressional districts.

The "study" found Hispanic ownership on the rise thanks to "new flexible mortgage loan products" that the industry was adopting at the urging of Cong Baca's collusive coterie.

<><> HOGAR conned lenders into even more lenient down-payment and underwriting standards.

<><> As the subprime debacle unfolded, HOGAR declined repeated requests for comment despite the economic havoc their activities precipitated.

The mortgage schemes demonstrated the criminal activities of border violators with multiple identities---perhaps violent, terrorist-connected foreigners---colluding and conspiring to defraud private companies and public entities. And mortgage racketeering enterprises which employed sub rosa finance and business practices to carry out deceptions and frauds.

The alleged ring of swindlers---a Congresman, individuals with multiple identities, banks, insurance companies, mortgage brokers--might be charged with cheating the US govt, taxpayers and bank share holders out of hundreds of millions of dollars via an elaborate web of mortgage and bank frauds.

The mortgage Dreamers used multiple phony identities, fraudulent Social Security numbers, purchased from identity forgers in order to obtain govt-subsidized benefits.

L/E will find that individuals with multiple identities obtained fraudulent mortgages then flipped the houses at ever-higher prices to family member who then absconded to foreign countries, sticking banks (and taxpayers) with hundreds of millions in fraudulent mortgages.

BACKGROUND A Wall Street Journal investigative report related that, according to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council examination of the borrowing spree, uncovered financial schemes by low-income housing groups, Hispanic lawmakers, a congressional Hispanic housing initiative, mortgage lenders and brokers, all colluding in fraduent schemes to increase homeownership among Latinos with forged documents which enabled massive fraud.

This was not simply the mortgage market at work. It was fueled by avarice, greed, and Congressional enabling fraudulent practices. In 2005 alone, mortgages to Hispanics jumped by 29%; Latinos with multiple fraudulent identities in low-paying jobs obtained subprime mortgages for prime properties---soaring to 169%.

(Research provided by Wall Street Journal. Some material excerpted from the NY Times).

32 posted on 03/25/2014 6:46:14 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Nachum

And Congress will call for a Special Prosecutor in 5, 4, 3 ... um, never mind.


33 posted on 03/25/2014 7:16:19 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Liz

We need you running the DOJ! ;)


34 posted on 03/25/2014 9:17:10 AM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

Mychal Massie is right on! All of them are “living Nixxer Rich” and doing it on
Whitey’s dime! At the end of the day, Obama & Co. will have set Black’s back a couple of generations, that is if we have a country left to recover.


35 posted on 03/25/2014 3:58:19 PM PDT by vette6387
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