FDIC: Attempt to save ShoreBank appropriate

Posted March 11 at 7:21 a.m.

During an attempt to rescue South Side lender ShoreBank last year, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair called Wall Street banks soliciting investments in the bank, but a new report by the FDIC’s inspector general concluded the intervention wasn’t inappropriate. The report, released Thursday, also disclosed that the estimated loss to the FDIC’s insurance fund from ShoreBank’s failure has grown substantially since its August failure, standing at $452 million. Get the full story>>

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