Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Sunday, November 12
1:45 PM

Downtown Mall : Vinegar Hill Theatre
Add To Calendar 20171112 13:45 20171112 15:45 America/New_York VFF: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself) follows the story of the Sung family, Chinese immigrants and owners of a small bank at the heart of New York City’s Chinatown. When the Manhattan District Attorney accuses Abacus Federal Savings Bank of mortgage fraud, it becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges after the 2008 financial crisis. Since its creation, founder Thomas Sung has shaped Abacus into the cornerstone of Chinatown, catering to the immigrant community by helping residents buy homes and start businesses. When the case goes to trial, the Sung family has no choice but to defend itself and its bank’s legacy in a legal battle that lasts five years. Discussion with executive producer Gordon Quinn, moderated by Stephen Horan (CFA Institute)

Presented by CFA Institute

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