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Washington Mutual Banker Saw Trouble Coming

October 2nd, 2008

Episode 18 of 974 episodes

William Longbrake, former CFO of Washington Mutual, says he first started worrying about the housing market in 2002. He gives Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg the inside view of WaMu's collapse, and his take on the Wall Street bailout.

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