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S2:E4 – The Walls Cave In

This series is an up-close-and-personal account of the heroes introduced by Eric Vaughan and Patrick Lovell’s “The Con” which took a simple but revolutionary approach to explain the epidemics of elite fraud driving the great financial crisis of 2007-2008.  

Who caused the 2008 great financial crisis? What was the continuing aftermath for real people targeted by the predators? 

Ilene Goldstein and her disabled husband were victims of calculated lies and fraud. After two years of losing equity in their home, paying on a loan fraught with everything the Goldstein’s did not sign up for but were duped into, Ilene reached a breaking point and attempted suicide.  

Steve Grumbine, Patrick Lovell, and Eric Vaughan speak with Ilene Goldstein, a real estate agent, whose husband had been a Wall Street stockbroker before his disability, thought they were somewhat sophisticated in financial matters, but discovered the deceit and fraud was overwhelming. This is not a victimless crime in any way, shape, or form. Government officials are the wolves right now preying on unwitting victims. Today, more than 13 years after this horror began, Ilene has no idea to whom payments should be made, what amount is owed, and what is a payoff amount. The lies continue, yet Ilene’s words to everyone are “keep fighting” no matter what roadblocks are put before you. Look at people as human beings.

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This series is an up-close-and-personal account of the heroes introduced by Eric Vaughan and Patrick Lovell’s “The Con” which took a simple but revolutionary approach to explain the epidemics of elite fraud driving the great financial crisis of 2007-2008.  

Who caused the 2008 great financial crisis? What was the continuing aftermath for real people targeted by the predators? 

Ilene Goldstein and her disabled husband were victims of calculated lies and fraud. After two years of losing equity in their home, paying on a loan fraught with everything the Goldstein’s did not sign up for but were duped into, Ilene reached a breaking point and attempted suicide.  

Steve Grumbine, Patrick Lovell, and Eric Vaughan speak with Ilene Goldstein, a real estate agent, whose husband had been a Wall Street stockbroker before his disability, thought they were somewhat sophisticated in financial matters, but discovered the deceit and fraud was overwhelming. This is not a victimless crime in any way, shape, or form. Government officials are the wolves right now preying on unwitting victims. Today, more than 13 years after this horror began, Ilene has no idea to whom payments should be made, what amount is owed, and what is a payoff amount. The lies continue, yet Ilene’s words to everyone are “keep fighting” no matter what roadblocks are put before you. Look at people as human beings.

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