As promised, Montana Daily Gazette (MDG) and Montana Gazette Radio (MGR) continue to interview experts and reveal crucial documents which support our contention that a fraud investigation needs to be launched into the loan practices of Whitefish Credit Union (WFCU), specifically, loans made to Business Members.
To recap, our first article laid the foundation for subsequent articles as it highlighted the methods that WFCU employed to defraud their members, with expert witness testimony, on both videos and in writing, while also including videos from 2 credit union victims.
The second article highlighted how WFCU added member properties to member loans without the member’s knowledge, substantiated by internal credit union memos and the video testimony of victim Joe Clark, which is also linked in the article.
The third article covers the testimony of District Judge James Manley, who articulated his views on the Dennis Thornton and Russ Sherman cases against WFCU during a deposition he was sitting for in the Deanna McAtee case, also against WFCU.
This brings us to the article you are reading now, which covers the video testimony of former FBI fraud investigator and current sitting Montana Senator David Howard (SD 29). While serving in the FBI, Howard participated in a sting operation that brought down 18 crooked judges in Chicago, with a brief stint in the bank fraud division catching white-collar criminals. In short, Howard knows a fraud when he sees it.
Howard, an avid reader of Montana’s #1 online news website, Montana Daily Gazette, was already familiar with the accusations against WFCU, which were further verified after MDG sent Howard additional evidence that has yet to be reported in print, or reported on the radio show.
Howard joined Jim White recently on MGR to discuss his experience as a fraud investigator and articulate why he thinks WFCU needs to be under investigation by the FBI.
When you look at the RICO statute…this kind of falls into that. You know what you got is, you have racketeering… literally, the FBI needs to get involved, they need to correspond their investigation with a US Attorney, and they need to start walking down this process and gathering all this information- David Howard
Howard covers his views on the need for a RICO investigation in the video below.
Another topic covered in Howard’s interview on MGR was the concerns that he has about a judge sealing evidence in a case when it doesn’t directly protect the identity of an innocent witness.
I kind of get uneasy when you start preventing evidence from being exposed… the only time I have seen evidence by a judge be sealed is when it revealed witnesses names that we thought wouldn’t live till the end of the day if it was revealed – David Howard
See Howard’s views on a judge sealing documents by clicking the video link below.
In summary, a former fraud investigator for the FBI has called for WFCU to be investigated for racketeering, and all of the evidence against them laid bare for everyone to see. If there is truly any justice left in Montana, Howard’s wish might just come true. Howard summarizes his stance on a fraud investigation into WFCU in the final video linked below.