Meet the characters:
A mortgage broker in his mid-40’s, who introduces us to the Family. The Wall Street Crime Family.
A retired grandmother in her mid-70’s who is galvanized to action by the loss of her home. When Margaret assembles her friends and moves on the Family, it provides a useful roadmap for us all.
He led cartels of robo-signers to falsify documents.
He took the riskiest loans, chopped ‘em up, mixed ’em in mortgage backed securities and resold them. The genius part was that he was betting they’d fail at the same time.
He and his buddies targeted minorities with sub-prime loans.
The Regulator was nicknamed Dee Regulator, because the banksters kept him doped up to make sure that there were no rules in place, and nobody got sent to the big house.