Jamie Dimon And Bob Rubin Dodged Questions On Foreclosure Fraud: "Jamie Dimon's Evasion
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, said that JPMorgan did not foreclose on people who didn't deserve it. Dimon was dismissive saying JPMorgan might have to pay some penalties, but it should just carry on with foreclosures. JPMorgan's third quarter 2010 report contradicts its CEO:
'But the financial statement itself proved the lie. The bank said it was carefully checking 115,000 mortgage affidavits. It set aside a whopping $1.3 billion for legal costs. And it put an extra $1 billion into a now $3 billion fund for buying back bunk mortgages and mortgage products.'
'Too Big to Fail Rears its Head Again,' by Annie Lowrey, Washington Independent, October 14, 2010.
JPMorgan's role in alleged foreclosure fraud had already been made public when Dimon made these ill-considered statements.
In a CNBC interview, Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray retorted to baseless claims made by Ally Bank, formerly known as GMAC Bank, which was bailed out by TARP. Ally said that it didn't know of instances of improper foreclosures. Cordray shot back that every foreclosure done with falsified affidavits was improper. It's fraud on the courts."