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A quarter century of financial fraud

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Charles H. Keating Jr.

Charles H. Keating Jr. became the face of the savings and loan scandal after Lincoln Savings & Loan failed, leaving taxpayers with a $3.4 billion tab and vaporizing the savings of depositors who bought bonds of Lincoln's parent. It was the largest thrift failure in an industry collapse that cost American taxpayers roughly $120 billion.

Keating was convicted on federal racketeering charges and spent close to five years in prison before his conviction was overturned. He later pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud.

Keating died in early April at age 90.

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