Washington Mutual: How The Bank Turned Predatory

(David Heath is now the Senior Investigative Reporter at the Huffington Post Investigative Fund)

For decades, Washington Mutual lived up to its image as a staid, straight-laced Seattle institution. Its motto: "The Friend of the Family."

By the time WaMu made history last year as the nation's biggest bank failure, it bore no resemblance to this homey image.

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