How a wannabe banking magnate from S.F. built an empire on deception.
On Friday, July 17 The Snitch warned readers that an advertisement published in the previous Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle seemed intended to lure mom-and-pop investors into possible financial disaster.News headlines Monday suggest our warning was valid. Advanta Corp., a bank holding company s ... More >>
Banking experts qualify the service being hawked in this San Francisco Chronicle ad as a potential Ponzi schemeReaders skimming the ads on page D-2 of the Sunday, July 12 San Francisco Chronicle might have been surprised to see an extraordinary investment opportunity in a quarter-page advertisement ... More >>
Nancy Pelosi's forgotten cameo in the savings and loan scandal.
An investigator who exposed dishonest savings and loan regulators in the '80s re-encounters an old rival in the latest banking crisis.