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Senior RMBS Trader Convicted of Fraud

Senior RMBS Trader Convicted of Fraud

The office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program announced that Jesse Litvak, a registered broker-dealer and former managing director at New York investment bank Jefferies & Co., Inc. was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $1.75 million dollar fine in connection to his conviction for defrauding consumers trading in residential mortgage backed securities.

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Community Banks Petition for CFPB for Expanded Exemptions

Community Banks Petition for CFPB for Expanded Exemptions

One of the more nagging ripples of post-crisis reform is the amount of regulations laid upon the shoulders of financial institutions. Akin to the sweeping post-9/11 security reforms that banks now implement, cumbersome new regulations for lending are proving costly to small banks, which are having trouble competing with large institutions due to expensive compliance costs.

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Frank Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee

Frank Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee

Former Congressman Barney Frank testified before the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services on Wednesday, arguing that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the voluminous set of regulations that followed shortly thereafter was a positive for the economy and safeguarded the American public from ever having to face an economic down turn the likes of the great recession ever again.

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Regulators Take Possession of Georgia Bank

Regulators Take Possession of Georgia Bank

State and federal regulators announced Friday the closing of a Georgia bank, putting the 2014 national bank failure tally at 13. Georgia's Department of Banking and Finance took possession of Conyers-based Eastside Commercial Bank, appointing FDIC as receiver.

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Republicans to Release Report on the Anniversary of Dodd-Frank

Republicans to Release Report on the Anniversary of Dodd-Frank

Republicans in the House of Representatives are set to mark the four year anniversary of the controversial Dodd-Frank financial reform act with a 100 page report highlighting its perceived failures. Chief among those failures is the fact that the law did not accomplish its purported goal of ending the prospect that banks are “too big to fail.

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