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Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud, Faces Up to 20 Years

A Virginia developer pled guilty Friday for his role in a massive bank fraud scheme that contributed to the collapse of Bank of the Commonwealth, officials announced Monday. Thomas E. Arney, 56, of Chesapeake, Virginia pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, unlawful monetary transactions, and making false statements, according to the statement.

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FDIC Files Suits Against Institutions for Securities Sold to Guaranty Bank

The FDIC filed three complaints against financial institutions that were involved in the sale of mortgage-backed securities to the now defunct Guaranty Bank. The FDIC became receiver for the Austin-based bank when it failed in August 2009. In all three complaints, the FDIC claims the defendants made false or misleading statements when issuing, underwriting, or selling securities to Guaranty Bank.

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Five Banks Fall Over Weekend, National Tally at 38

The FDIC's Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) is an estimated $151.3 million dollars lower after Friday claimed five more banks nationwide. Royal Palm Bank of Florida in Naples closed Friday, marking the fifth bank closure in the state and the 34th bank closure in the country overall. FDIC announced at the same time the closure of four other banks: Georgia Trust Bank in Buford; First Cherokee State Bank in Woodstock, Georgia; Heartland Bank in Leawood, Kansas; and Second Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago. These closings bring the 2012 national tally to 38.

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Bank Executives Indicted for Massive Fraud Leading to Collapse

Top executives and favored borrowers faced indictment by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for their role in a massive fraud that led to the biggest Virginia bank collapse since 2008. According to a release on Thursday from SIGTARP, the accused are charged with masking non-performing assets at the Bank of the Commonwealth in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Georgia Bank Closes After Director Disappears

The FDIC announced Friday the closure of Montgomery Bank & Trust in Ailey, Georgia, after the disappearance of the bank's director. Aubrey Lee Price, an investment advisor and the director of Montgomery Bank & Trust, was accused by the government of wire fraud related to the embezzlement of $17 million from the bank.

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Treasury Projecting $204M in Proceeds from TARP Bank Sale

In May, Treasury announced exit strategies to wind down on the remaining investments it still holds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). One of those strategies involved a second round of auctions to sell off preferred stocks it holds. On June 25, Treasury began the public offerings and announced Thursday it expects proceeds to be $204 million from the sale of preferred stock in seven financial institutions.

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