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William Black
Born October 6, 1951 (1951-10-06) (age 66)
Occupation Associate Professor of Economics and Law
Known for Exposing senate corruption in S&L crisis

William Black was a financial regulator who is now an academic. He was litigation director for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) from 1984-6, deputy director of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC) in 1987, and Senior VP and the General Counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco from 1987-9, which regulated some of the largest thrift banks in the U.S.

Black was a central figure in exposing Congressional corruption during the Savings and Loan Crisis. He took the notes during the Keating Five meeting that were later published in the press, and brought the event to national attention and a congressional investigation.

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