On September 17, the Washington Post
released a story accusing the Federal Deposit Insurance Company
of maintaining a list of banks with connections to prominent people.
The story was related to the ethics
investigation involving Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-CA) and the Massachusetts bank OneUnited, which received $12 million in bailout money from the Troubled Assets Relief Program. A bailout which — according to both an inspector general tasked with investigating the FDIC, and the Washington Post
— was unprecedented in the level of consideration the bank was given. Pajamas Media » FDIC Denies Maintaining List of Banks with ‘Prominent Connections’ (PJM Exclusive)