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Chicago banker accused of bailing Manafort out of foreclosure in exchange for Trump administration post

23 days ago   |   By The Real Deal New York

The chairman of a Chicago bank who allegedly bailed Paul Manafort out of foreclosure in exchange for a high-level post in the Trump administration was charged with bribery by federal prosecutors on Thursday. Stephen Calk, chairman of Federal Savings Bank, pressured his bank to lend Manafort $16 million in a string of three separate loans to try to gain an appointment in the Trump administration, prosecutors said. According to an indictment unsealed in Manhattan district...
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Bank CEO charged in Manafort bribery scheme designed to get Trump post

23 days ago   |   By Reuters

The head of a Chicago-based bank was charged in an indictment unsealed on Thursday with bribery and accused of approving $16 million in high-risk loans to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in a scheme to land a top Trump administration post such as secretary of the U.S. Army.
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Banker Accused of Arranging $16 Million in Loans to Manafort to Gain High-Level Trump Post

23 days ago   |   By NY Times

Stephen M. Calk, the chairman of a small Chicago bank, sought positions including secretary of the Treasury, prosecutors said.
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