Rewind | Live Blog: WaMu's overseers testify before U.S. Senate panel
When they testified before a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday, Washington Mutual's top leadership spoke publicly for the first time on WaMu's demise. On Friday, the panel's focus shifted to WaMu's regulators.
Seattle Times deputy business editor Rami Grunbaum live blogged Tuesday's hearing and returned for more Friday, when the panel continued its examination of WaMu's downfall.
Read statements from each panelist and watch video of the hearing below. You may also see all exhibits used by the committee (25MB PDF)
The Senate subcommittee explored the role of two bank regulators in overseeing WaMu.
The Office of Thrift Supervision was WaMu's primary federal regulator; WaMu also was the biggest fish in OTS' shrinking pond. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) insures the deposits at financial institutions.
Inspector General, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Inspector General, Treasury Department
Former director, Office of Thrift Supervision (WaMu's primary federal regulator)
Former West regional director, OTS
National examiner (former examiner-in-charge), OTS
Acting deputy director, Large Institutions and Analysis Branch, FDIC
J. George Doerr
Deputy regional director, Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection, FDIC
Acting director, OTS
Spotlight on WaMu at U.S. Senate hearing