Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Richard H. Nickles Gets 12 Years in Federal Pokey for Brazen Ponzi Scam That Took Seniors

    The owner and operator of a Santa Ana investment firm that advertised safe investments in the pages of the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times has been sentenced to 144 months in federal prison for operating a Ponzi scheme that collected more than $10 million from more than 35 victims, man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    First Vietnamese American Bank Closes

    ​Little Saigon's First Vietnamese American Bank, which as the name suggests opened five years ago as the first U.S. bank with a core clientele of Vietnamese immigrants, was shut down by regulators Friday night.The bank at 8990 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, reopened today under new management an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Lawrence Dodge, Prominent OC Philanthropist, Owes $2.5 mil for Lying, Violating Laws: Feds

    CORRECTION: Previous details on acquisition of American Sterling Bank were incorrect. A federal agency has concluded former bank president and co-CEO Lawrence Dodge violated the law, breached his fiduciary duties, engaged in unsound business practices and filed false and misleading reports, includin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Revenge of the Anti-Teabagger

    In light of all the teabagging going on today, the Weekly's Favorite Lefty Who Leads a Jazz Trio, Ron Kobayashi, wonders why the teabaggers' corporate sponsor, Fox News, "failed to organize any protests when George W. Bush created $500 billion budget deficits by spending more than any president befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    It's Gonna Get Bad, Then Really Bad, Then Really Really Bad ...

    Chapman University's annual economic forecast has been known to be overly sunny, but even this year's had to acknowledge that it'll suck huevos through the end of the next year. However, as they faced a crowd of 1,200 huddled in the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Esmael Adibi and ... More >>

  • News

    October 9, 2003


    OC manufacturer says Edisons demand for $31,000 deposit is extortion