Trump’s Potential Treasury Secretary Headed A ‘Foreclosure Machine’

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http://www.npr.org/2016/11/29/503755613/trumps-potential-treasury-secretary-headed-a-foreclosure-machine

After campaigning with lots of populist and anti-Wall Street rhetoric, Donald Trump is seriously considering a veteran Wall Street financier, Steve Mnuchin, to be his Treasury secretary.

Mnuchin spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs, ultimately as a partner at the investment bank. More recently, he’s headed a privately owned hedge fund, Dune Capital Management. Last April he became Trump’s chief fundraiser, and he’s now a member of the president-elect’s transition team.

But Mnuchin’s resume also includes a stint as chairman and CEO of a California bank that’s been called a foreclosure machine.

During the depths of the financial crisis, Mnuchin was looking to make profits from the ruins of the housing bust. In 2009, he put together a group of billionaire investors and bought a failed California-based bank, IndyMac. It had been taken over by the Federal Deposit…

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