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Andy Adelson/ Adelson Entertainment Los Angeles movie producer/production company that was a partner with Hamilton in e.villages.  Andy Adelson was noted for both made-for-TV movies and documentaries on government wrongdoing. 

Henry Adley – A principal of Williams Adley, a minority contractor that was awarded the due diligence contract for HUD loan sales under the SBA “8(a)” minority set-aside program.  Williams Adley was named together with Hamilton in the qui tam lawsuit and was accused in the qui tam and in the Bivens lawsuits of contracting fraud.


Anthony Alexis -- The Assistant US Attorney in charge of the HUD OIG/DOJ investigation of the allegations in the Bivens and qui tam lawsuits after Barbara Van Gelder departed from DOJ, and until December, 1999, when he was replaced in that capacity by Assistant US Attorney Rudolph Contreras.


AEW -- A Boston Real Estate Company that advises HUD on the "mark-to-market" program and is a large equity investor in HUD’s largest landlord, AIMCO.


AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust – A Washington, D.C.- based pension fund manager that focuses on government guaranteed and subsidized housing investments. Richard Ravitch, of New York, is the Chairman and Steve Coyle, formerly of Boston, is the CEO.  The Trust has been successful in arranging large government subsidies for its projects.


AIG (American Insurance Group) – The parent company of Lexington Insurance, Hamilton’s errors and omissions insurance carrier.


AIMCO – The largest owner and manager of HUD subsidized property, having acquired many HUD managers and owners, including NHP and Insignia.  At the time of its purchase of NHP, Harvard Endowment, Capricorn (headed by Pug Winokur) and Warburg, appear to have remained as equity investors in AIMCO through stock exchanges.


Frank Alston -- Former CEO of e.villages.


American Continental Group – The lobbying firm that was assisting Hamilton in getting a federal government disclosure requirement for disclosing the federal budget on a place-based basis enacted into law.


Dolores Ammons-Barnett -- Annette Hancock's former supervisor at the HUD Office of Procurement Contracts.  She was a defendant in the Bivens #2 lawsuit filed by Ervin & Associates.


Marta Angueira – Comptroller of FHA who resigned in 1995 and was replaced by Kathy Rock.


Craig Brodsky -- An associate attorney with the Washington, DC firm of Eccleston & Wolf who, together with Aaron Handelman and Wayne Travell, represents Ervin in connection with its defense of Hamilton's lawsuit against Ervin.   Eccleston & Wolf is primarily an insurance defense firm.


Paul Brophy – A consultant to e.Villages and a former Vice Chairman of The Enterprise Foundation.


Michael Brocks – A former Coopers & Lybrand partner who assisted Hamilton in connection with bid procedures and quality control for the HUD loan sales.


Loraine Adams – The lead reporter at the Washington Post who researched and wrote a planned front page story about Hamilton’s situation in the late winter of 1998.  The story was never run.


Arthur Andersen – Hamilton’s outside auditor following the resignation of Price Waterhouse (which resignation Hamilton learned of in the US News and World Report article).


Nancy Andrews -- A housing consultant who represented HUD in connection with the Ernst & Young study of the mark-to-market portfolio.  Andrews, a New York resident, stayed at the home of Helen Dunlap when in Washington and was under investigation by the HUD OIG in connection with allegations of contracting irregularities in the Bivens action. 


Brad Anthony – An employee of Hamilton who previously had worked at Ervin and Associates. 


William Apgar – Assistant Secretary for Housing/FHA Commissioner who succeeded Nicolas Retsinas in that position.  He vacated a position at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government to assume the position of Assistant Secretary of Policy Development and Research in 1997.  Nicolas Retsinas subsequently assumed the Harvard position after leaving HUD.   It was Apgar who reported to a reliable source that he did not understand why HUD was opposing Hamilton in the Court of Claims suit, given the advice that PD&R had given to the Housing Office to the effect that the optimization error was within the acceptable error range for industry financial advisory contracts and, presumably, would not constitute a breach of Hamilton’s financial advisory contract.


George Archibald – A Washington Times reporter who smeared Hamilton with multiple inaccuracies in a series of negative articles following the cancellation of Hamilton’s crosscutting contract.  Archibald failed to interview Hamilton for any of his articles, although he freely quoted HUD representatives of Andrew Cuomo as well as Ervin and his counsel.*


Asset Strategies, Inc. --  A subcontractor assisting Hamilton on single family sales that was fired for failure to perform.


BlackRock Capital    One of the successful bidders for single family assets in the HUD loan sales.  BlackRock, with the approval of HUD, served as a subcontractor to Hamilton in acting as financial advisor for the Partially Assisted loan sale.  During the period the company was acquired by PNC Bank.


Marion Blank Horn -- The Federal Court of Claims judge originally assigned to Hamilton's Court of Claims action against HUD.  In late May, 2000, she recused herself after two years on the case, citing potential conflicts of interest that had arisen due to the work her husband was engaged in involving Lucent Technologies, which she believed was a potential witness.  Judge Horn vacated the rulings she had issued in the case, even though she admitted that at least one ruling had occurred prior to the alleged conflict.  Her recusal occurred just as Hamilton expected her ruling in favor of the government on a key legal issue to be overturned on appeal or rehearing.


Gayle Bohling – An Office of General Counsel attorney, now in the Kansas City office, who played a key role in the loan sales.


Maureen Bolton – The senior banker at Hamilton who closed the Partially Assisted HUD loan sale after Grace Huebscher left that position.


Kit Bond – Chairman of the Senate HUD appropriations subcommittee as well as Chairman of the Small Business committee who, in that position, heard testimony from members of Edgewood Technology Services.


William Bryant -- Judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia assigned to the Bivens suits.


Boston Financial – A large investment manager of HUD and Section 8 housing that was involved in the mod rehab HUD scandals during the Bush Administration and very concerned about HUD’s Section 8 policies during the Clinton Administration. Randy Hawthorne was the lead principal regarding Boston Financial’s HUD activities.


Brookings Institution – A think tank in Washington, of which Hamilton was a supporting contributor and was having preliminary conversations with their one of their software simulation teams regarding a Community Wizard game to simulate local community economics and development.


Kim Burke – A member of OMB responsible for credit reform policy who later joined Ernst & Young.


Karen Burstein – Attorney representing Asset Strategies.


Lynn Bush – Judge in the Federal Court of Claims assigned to the Hamilton Court of Claims case against HUD when Marion Blank Horn recused herself from the case.  Bush is a Clinton appointee to the Court of Claims whose legal background is with various US Navy related entities and she served on the HUD Board of Contract Appeals immediately before her appointment to the Court of Claims.


Capricorn Investors – A private investment group based in Connecticut and led by Pug Winokur.  It has significant investment in NHP, Inc (HUD Housing), AIMCO (HUD Housing), WMF (HUD multifamily mortgage banking), and DynCorp (DOJ and HUD asset forfeiture and litigation, PROMIS and information systems support, and War on Drugs support in Latin America).


Cargill – A HUD single family loan sale bidder that was a member of the Goldman/ BlackRock bidding team in the Single Family #1 sale and thereafter (after an apparent falling out with Goldman and BlackRock) a bidder on its own in subsequent single family sales.


George Chabot  -- A former HUD employee named in the Bivens #2 lawsuit filed by Ervin & Associates.


CharlesBank –Successor group run by Michael Eisenson to private equity group for Harvard Management Company that manages real estate, oil and gas and venture capital for the Harvard Endowment. 


Linda Cheatham – Former Director of Multifamily Insurance at HUD.


Henry Cisneros – Secretary of HUD from 1993 to 1996.


Brian Coleman -- The junior member of Hamilton's legal team at Jackson & Campbell and, later, Drinker, Biddle & Reath.


Rudolph Contreras -- The Assistant US Attorney who assumed charge of the HUD OIG/DOJ investigation of the allegations in the Bivens and qui tam lawsuits in December 1999 after Anthony Alexis was "rotated" to another position.


Elliot Cook – Consultant to Hamilton in networks and information systems.  He also served on the Board of Directors of Hamilton.


Coopers & Lybrand – The firm that helped Hamilton design and execute initial due diligence on the HUD loan sales.


Stephen Coyle – CEO of the AFL-CIO Housing Trust.


William Crist    The President of CalPERS and a former member of the board of directors of E2 Databank (subsequently named E2 Netanalytics), a Hamilton subsidiary.


Andrew Cuomo – Secretary of HUD from December 1996 through the end of the Clinton Administration.


Cushman & Wakefield  -- A HUD financial advisor for multifamily loan sales under the FHA contract under which Hamilton’s Crosscutting task order was issued in 1996.  Together with Price Waterhouse, Cushman was the financial advisor for the HUD Midwest and North and Central multifamily loan sales.


Lloyd Cutler – A partner in Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, outside counsel to NHP and member of the board of directors of NHP until he returned to the White House as White House Counsel following Vince Foster's death.


John Daly –  Lead attorney for FHA within the HUD Office of General Counsel after the departure of Monica Hilton Sussman as Assistant General Counsel.  John Darr – Head of the Office of Finance of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and a former member of the board of directors of E2 Databank (subsequently named E2 Netanalytics), a Hamilton subsidiary.


Russell Davis – A co-founder of Hamilton who was hired by Catherine Austin Fitts at Dillon Read and who followed her to HUD when she served as Assistant Secretary of HUD (and himself served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Operations).  Russ was one of the lead tool designers at Hamilton.  Davis served as Chairman of the Board of Hamilton when Catherine Fitts was on sabbatical at MIT during the fall semester of 1995. 


Hal DeCell – HUD’s Assistant Secretary of Legislative Affairs when Hamilton served as HUD’s financial advisor.


Dave Derecola --  Lead auditor for FHA within the audit office of the HUD Office of Inspector General.


Terry DeWitt  Executive with First City Financial/J-Hawk of Waco, Texas alleged by Ervin in the qui tam complaint against Hamilton to be a source of information on HUD loan sales “bid rigging”.


William Diefenderfer   Former Deputy Director of OMB during the Bush Administration.  Bill was a member of the Hamilton board of directors while in private practice as an attorney and lobbyist in Washington.


Brian Dietz  A former manager with Price Waterhouse.  Brian was the CFO, director and member of the Board of Directors of Hamilton.


Patrick Dober – Former head of Congressional Relations of the National Multifamily Housing Council and former staff member to Congressman Barney Frank.


Cushing Dolbeare – Former head of National Low Income Housing Coalition who assisted Hamilton in responding to charges against it.


Helen Dunlap -- Head of the HUD loan sales program from its inception until she left the agency in the summer of 1996 to head the National Low Income Housing Coalition.  She now serves as head of financial advisory services at Shorebank in Chicago.


Lucy Du – Former employee of Ervin & Associates whose husband worked in the enforcement group at the HUD Office of General Counsel.


Richard Dunnells -- A partner in the DC office of Holland & Knight (after the dissolution of Dunnells & Duvall in the early- to mid- 90s) specializing in HUD matters.  He represented Hamilton Securities in various HUD related matters while it served as Financial Advisor to HUD and also as counsel to HUD in connection with certain "portfolio reengineering" matters (after HUD agreed to waive any conflicts that might arise by reason of his representation of many clients before HUD), including the "place based trust" being structured when Hamilton's contract was cancelled.  In the Spring of 1997, an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal reporting that Holland & Knight had been fired by HUD for conflicts of interest relating to its portfolio reengineering representation of HUD.  Dunnells had been retained by Hamilton's first lien creditor, Franklin National Bank, to advise the bank regarding its lien on Hamilton's HUD receivables. 


Dyncorp – Lead contractor to the DOJ Asset Forfeiture Fund, lead contractor for the Justice Office Consolidated Network supporting the DOJ Civil Division, and lead contractor for HUD OIG information systems, and support to Lockheed for HUD computer and information systems. Capricorn (Pug Winokur) has been the largest outside investor to Dyncorp since 1989 with Pub Winokur serving as Chairman of the Board until 1997, when he reduced his investment position and became a member of the Board.*


Wesley Edens –  Head of the group at BlackRock that assisted Hamilton and HUD with structuring the Partially Assisted loan sale transaction.


Conrad Egan – A former NHP executive who worked as a special assistant to the DAS for Multifamily at HUD and in that position provided ongoing inside information to NHP, David Smith and the NAHB about policy development and decisions at HUD.


Michael Eisenson – Director of the Private Equity Group a Harvard Management and lead investor and member of the board of directors of NHP until NHP was sold to AIMCO in 1997, and then investor in AIMCO and WMF, the largest HUD apartment mortgage banker.  Mike was the person who arranged for David Smith to assist NHP in achieving its desired HUD Section 8 policies.


Jeanne Engel – General Deputy of FHA from 1993-1996.


Judy England-Joseph  -- Head of the housing/community development group at the General Accounting Office.


Ernst & Young / Kenneth Leventhal – An accounting/consulting firm with an active HUD contracting business that was one of four financial advisors on the HUD loan sales.


John Ervin -- The principal of Ervin and Associates of Bethesda, Maryland, the plaintiff in the Bivens and qui tam cases.  Prior to starting this company, he was associated with Oxford Development. 


Ervin and Associates -- The plaintiff in the Bivens and qui tam cases that prior to the filing of these cases in July, 1996, had $9 million per year contracts with HUD to review annual financial statements and otherwise service multifamily loans in the HUD "coinsurance" program portfolio.  Ervin was building a database of information required under these contracts, together with other information provided by borrowers (which Ervin says was not required to be collected under the contract) that Ervin hoped to market at a profit to affordable housing industry members.  After disputes with HUD over its failure to award Ervin a number of due diligence and other contracts, Ervin withheld the entire database from HUD, filed over 150 FOIA requests with HUD, filed 37 bid protests with GSA and, when these actions did not result in his obtaining the desired HUD contracts, filed suit against HUD and certain of its employees (in the Denver TRO case and the Bivens #1 action) and Hamilton, BlackRock Capital, Goldman Sachs, Ocwen and Williams Adley (the qui tam action).  In ----*, 1999, Hamilton filed suit against Ervin and Associates in DC Superior court alleging abuse of process and tortious interference with business relations.


Henry Fan – An employee of Hamilton who was working under Robert Robinson when the optimization errors occurred.  Henry was one of the people hired from an ongoing recruiting effort made by Hamilton at MIT, where he had received his PhD.


Gene Ford  -- The owner of the HUD-insured Section 8 assisted housing project in the Edgewood neighborhood of DC in which Hamilton’s e.villages project was located.  Gene Ford had hired Scott Nordheimer to pursue HUD Hope VI public housing projects.


Franklin National Bank/BBC -- Hamilton's first lien creditor at the time of the cancellation of Hamilton's HUD contract.  In that capacity, the bank controlled Hamilton's funds and assets.  The bank later reported to Hamilton that it had approached Tucker, Flyer & Lewis (Ervin's counsel) and one of the bank’s significant clients regarding hiring it to examine the validity of the bank's lien position vis a vis the government.  Reportedly, a partner, after talking to Wayne Travell, had assured the bank that there would be no conflict of interest in such representation.  The bank never provided an accurate accounting of Hamilton's loan, including information required by the IRS to be provided to Hamilton as the payor of interest to the bank, during 1998 and 1999, despite repeated requests verbally and in writing by Hamilton's counsel.  During this period, Franklin assisted Tucker, Flyer in giving a presentation to women entrepreneurs on how Tucker Flyer could help women entrepreneurs in managing the risks of building their businesses in Washington.


Liz Friedgut – An attorney with Rudnick & Wolfe who provided legal services under contract to HUD in connection with the regulatory matters involving the Partially Assisted loan sale.


GE Capital – A regular bidder on the loan sales.  GE won the Southeast auction, the first large loan sale.


Susan Gaffney -- Inspector General of HUD since approximately 1992, when she was appointed by President Clinton.  Her previous posts included stints at the Office of Management and Budget, USAID and the New York Housing Authority.  Ms. Gaffney started Operation Safe Home in 1994, under which, as HUD Inspector General, she has jurisdiction to conduct investigations, in partnership with federal, state and local authorities, related to HUD assisted housing and homes, hospitals, etc. financed with FHA guaranteed loans.  Some have suggested that the Inspector General Act would prohibit the Inspector General from heading a program, since the agency's programs are audited by the Inspector General and this would present a conflict of interest.


Neil Getnick  A partner in a New York firm specializing in qui tams lawsuits.  He was appointed as co-counsel to Ervin & Associates when the qui tam was unsealed


Howard Glaser – Andrew Cuomo’s counsel, who served first in the Office of Community Development and then as Deputy in the Office of General Counsel until he took a position at the Mortgage Banker’s Association.  Glaser took the position that HUD had the “common law” right to withhold monies due under Hamilton’s HUD contract when the contract was cancelled.


Lar Gnessin -- A HUD employee named in the Bivens #2 lawsuit filed by Ervin & Associates.


Claude Goddard -- Hamilton's counsel in the Federal Court of Claims action against HUD attempting to recover amounts withheld from Hamilton.  After he was retained, he moved his partnership to Wickwire, Gavin in Northern Virginia.


Goldman Sachs – One of the most successful bidders on the HUD loan sales.  Goldman is listed by the Center of Public Integrity as the largest lifetime financial supporter of Bill Clinton.  Clinton’s Secretary of Treasury, Robert Rubin, is the former Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs. 


Diana Goodwin-Shavey -- The Housing Director for the Seattle region at HUD who ran the Neighborhood Networks program.


David Gottesman  -- Assistant US Attorney representing HUD in the Hamilton TRO and Hamilton v. HUD Court of Claims litigation.


Terry Greene – An on-site contractor of HUD for the mark to market program.


Annette Hancock -- Hamilton's contracting officer in the Office of Procurement Contracts at HUD.  It was she who signed the HUD letter to Hamilton canceling the Crosscutting Contract for the convenience of the government.  She was named as a defendant in the Bivens #2 lawsuit by Ervin & Associates.


Aaron Handelman -- A partner with the Washington, DC firm of Eccleston & Wolf who, together with Craig Brodsky and Wayne Travell, represents Ervin in connection with its defense of Hamilton's lawsuit against Ervin.  Eccleston & Wolf is primarily an insurance defense firm.


David Handzo -- A Jenner & Block attorney who, with Les Lepow, represented Hamilton.


Charles Hanson – A dedicated professional and then employee/shareholder of Hamilton who performed budget-related work under Hamilton’s HUD contracts. 


Harvard Endowment – A tax-exempt investment vehicle that tithes a small percentage of its profits to Harvard University.  Its holdings increased from $5 billion to $19 billion in value during the Clinton Administration.


Judith Havemann – Reporter at the Washington Post who covered HUD.


Dan Hawke -- Until the summer of 1999 and while at Tucker, Flyer & Lewis, he represented Ervin and Associates along with Wayne Travell.  In July, 1999, he filed a notice of withdrawal from the Ervin litigation.


Joe Head -- President of Franklin National Bank, Hamilton’s bank, which merged with BBT during the period.


Roderick Heller III  – Former partner at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, CEO of NHP, Chairman of WMF and close friend of Pug Winokur.


Judith Hetherton  -- Counsel for HUD Inspector General Susan Gaffney until Labor Day, 1999, when she retired.  She formerly served as an Assistant US Attorney at the Justice Department under, among others, Charles Ruff.  Under Ruff, she participated as a government attorney in the Iran Contra investigation.  Her files on that case are available at the National Archives.  


Audrey Hinton – A HUD career staffer who played various leadership roles on the HUD loan sales.


Grace Huebscher – The Hamilton banker in charge of the West of the Mississippi sale and the HUD Single Family sale in October, 1995 that had to be rebid.


Peter Humphreys – The Dewey Ballantine attorney who represented HUD in connection with the Partially Assisted loan sale.


Frank Hunger -- Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice when the Hamilton investigation was initiated and until the Spring of 1999.  He is Al Gore's brother-in-law and, reportedly, closest confident, and lived in Gore's Northern Virginia home while Gore served as Vice President.


Tim Ito – One of the reporters from US News and World Report on the story published after the 1996 elections smearing Henry Cisneros and alleging fraud in the HUD loan sales program.


Sara Johnson – The regulatory expert under contract to HUD with respect to the HUD HFA sale. 


Elaine and Tino Kamark – Elaine was the head of Gore’s Office of Reinventing Government who left the Administration to join the Kennedy School at Harvard.  Tino, her husband, was the Vice Chairman of the Ex-Im Bank under former Goldman Partner, Ken Brody.


John Kamark – Tino’s cousin, who served as lead staff for the Senate subcommittee for HUD appropriations.


Bruce Katz – Chief of Staff for Henry Cisneros who, when he left HUD, took a position at Brookings Institution.


Frank Keating – Former DOJ attorney and former General Counsel of HUD under Jack Kemp who became Governor of Oklahoma.


Jack Kemp – Secretary of HUD during the Bush Administration.


Jonathan Kempner – Head of the National MultiHousing Council.


John Kennedy -- Chief of the Enforcement Division in HUD Office of General Counsel.  After Hamilton pursued its attempts to recover amounts owed it by HUD that were not subject to litigation and requested a copy of the "PD&R Report," Hamilton was informed that Kennedy was the General Technical Representative on Hamilton's contract.  It was he who ultimately received Hamilton's FOIA request for the PD&R Report.


Jack Kerry – The principal of Kerry Associates, the HUD contractor on the HUD “SWAT” contract that Ervin and Associates lost and that was involved in some of the contracting-related allegations in the Bivens suit. 


Lamar Kelly – Director of the RTC Loan Sales Center and a consultant to Hamilton on many matters related to structuring of the HUD loan sales.


John Kennedy – Head of enforcement in the HUD Office of General Counsel. Hamilton was informed in 2000 that Kennedy had become GTR on its HUD contract.


Andrew Keyes -- An attorney with Williams & Connolly who represented Helen Dunlap in the Bivens action.  Williams & Connolly also represented Henry Cisneros. 


Che Kim – Senate staffer on HUD appropriations subcommittee.


Judith Sturtz Karp -- Hamilton's debtor/creditor counsel (of the firm of Zuckerman, Spaeder, Goldstein, Taylor & Kolker at that time) for a brief period in the spring of 1998 until a client insisted that she give up the representation due to an alleged "conflict of interest."


James Ladd – An employee and shareholder of Hamilton who had served in the management group at the Office of Management and Budget prior to joining Hamilton.  He served as a senior banker on some of Hamilton’s loan sales teams and focused primarily on single family sales.


Rick Lazio – Chair of House HUD Banking subcommittee until he ran for Senate from New York against Hillary Clinton


Scott (“Tristan”) Lee – Lead systems and database tool designer at Hamilton.


Paul Leonard – Deputy Assistant Secretary for HUD’s Division of Policy, Development & Research when Hamilton was a HUD financial advisor.


Les Lepow -- A partner at Jenner & Block who represented Hamilton in connection with the DOJ investigation and HUD OIG subpoenae until, in December, 1997, Hamilton's errors and omissions insurance carrier reneged on its verbal promise to pay the firm for its representation. 


Jerry Lewis – Republican Congressman from California and chairman of the House Appropriations Housing Subcommittee during key periods.  Lewis was a key supporter of Susan Gaffney when she was under attack for selection of cities led by African American mayors for OIG investigations. 


Wilma Lewis -- US Attorney for the District of Columbia during all of the Gideon events. 


Lexington Insurance   Hamilton’s error and omissions insurance carrier.


Robert Litan --  Associate Deputy Director at OMB who oversaw HUD’s budget until leaving in 1996-7 to join Brookings Institution.


Lockheed Martin --  The largest federal contractor ($12  billion of federal contracts awarded in 1996) and large HUD contractor in charge of the HUD networks and HUD tenant database (TRACS) system.


Chris Lord – Former Senate staffer for Senate Banking subcommittee that oversees HUD.


Abbe Lowell -- A partner at Brand, Lowell & Ryan at the time he approached Hamilton about serving as counsel in the Hamilton TRO case against HUD attempting to stop HUD from withholding approximately $1.5 million owed under Hamilton's crosscutting contract.  He subsequently served as counsel for the House minority in the Judiciary Committee impeachment of President Clinton and joined the law firm of Manatt, Phelps. 


Lucent Technologies – Successor to AT&T Bell Labs, teaming partner for the optimization model used by Hamilton.  Lucent was approached by Hamilton to adopt the model when Hamilton decided that it wished to apply optimization technology to mortgage auctions.


Janet Maccubbin – The Hamilton employee whom Hamilton hired from HUD as a result of Hamilton’s interest in developing on-line networks through housing.


Frank Malone – Head of the division of HUD initially in charge of the loan sales and supervisor of Judy May, the initial Hamilton GTR.


Steve Martin – Former head of the single family operations.  He was assigned to do various tasks within FHA that were the most intellectually rigorous.


Judy May – Career staff member initially in charge of loan sale program development and contract.


Michael J. McManus -- Hamilton's counsel in Hamilton "Gideon" litigation since March, 1998 (with the exception of the Hamilton v. HUD case in the Federal Court of Claims, where Hamilton is represented by Claude Goddard).  When he began his representation of Hamilton, he was a partner and member of the management committee of the Washington, DC based law firm of Jackson & Campbell.  In 1998, he, together with Ken Ryan and Brian Coleman, joined Washington, DC office of the Philadelphia-based law firm Drinker, Biddle & Reath.


Kevin McMahan – The project manager of Hamilton’s HUD contracts until his resignation in the late summer of 1996.  Following his resignation, he worked as a contract employee for Jenner & Block on the Hamilton “Jedi Knight” team in connection with the DOJ investigation and HUD OIG subpoena compliance.  McMahan currently uses Annette Hancock, Hamilton’s contracting officer as a reference for new business opportunities.


Merrill Lynch – The HUD single family loan sale financial advisor hired under the HUD financial advisory contract awarded in 1996.


Grace Morgan – Former Senate banking staffer who joined Hamilton to run E2 Databank.


Mark Nagle -- The original Assistant US Attorney who appeared before Judge Richey to "roll over" the qui tam deadline for the government to adopt the case or decline adoption.  He appeared only at the first such hearing, after which Barbara Van Gelder reported to the judge that she was part of Nagle's "tag team" on the case and that he was tied up on another matter.  He never reappeared in court in the qui tam matter. 


Randy Nardone – An attorney and principal with BlackRock who worked on the Partially Assisted Trust.


NHP, Inc. -- The second largest HUD landlord and property manager until the company was sold to AIMCO for stock and cash in 1997.


Scott Nordheimer – An employee/partner of Gene Ford, including with respect to Ford’s NHP - related activities.  Nordheimer had been convicted of securities fraud in 1989 as a result of a real estate development in Denver and spent several years in jail.  It
was Nordheimer who said to Catherine Fitts at the 1996 National Housing Conference – sponsored dinner held at Union Station, "We tried to have you fired through the White
House. That did not work. Now the big boys have gotten together and you are going to jail." According to Nordheimer, Nordheimer’s company with Gene Ford, as of 1999, had 70 employees doing HUD Hope 6 projects and community outreach on the DC Convention Center. Nordheimer had tried to talk Catherine Austin Fitts into doing the data servicing on prisons or halfway houses. He kept trying to convince her that the data servicing business would only be allowed at DOJ -- the business plan that UniCor was using for data servicing by prisoners is very similar to the one Nordheimer had and asked Fitts to go to DOJ with.


Louis F. Oberdorfer -- Judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia appointed to take over the Gaffney v. Hamilton PTE case, the qui tam lawsuit and the Hamilton v. Ervin lawsuit when Stanley Sporkin retired.


Bernard Oleniacz  -- In-house counsel for Ervin and Associates.


Jim Park — The FHA legislative liaison with Congress under Nicolas Retsinas.


Jeff PattonHusband of Lucy Du who was an attorney in the HUD Office of General Counsel who worked on enforcement matters.


Chris Peterson  Deputy Comptroller of FHA, and former head of the accounting operations for FHA


Phillip Pitruzello – Former Executive Director of Battery Park City Authority.   Phillip joined Hamilton in 1995 and became a member of the Board of Directors.  He left in 1997 to become head of real estate at Time Warner.


Mark D. Polston – The “qui tam expert” who took over for Neil Getnick when he resigned from his representation of Ervin and Associates.  Polston is a graduate of Harvard Law School and before he entered private practice served in the Department of Justice Civil Division in the section responsible for qui tam claims.


Ed Pound -- One of the reporters from US News and World Report on the story published after the 1996 elections (but intended to be run before the elections) smearing Henry Cisneros and alleging fraud in the HUD loan sales program.


Price Waterhouse – Former auditor of FHA, and auditor of Hamilton Securities, Price Waterhouse became part of the Cushman financial advisory team that was one of HUD’s four financial advisors that competed for the Crosscutting Contract.  Price dropped as Hamilton’s auditors by informing US News & World Report, prior to saying anything to Hamilton. Cushman was replaced by Arthur Anderson as Hamilton's auditor.


Lee Radek -- Chief of the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice in the Clinton Administration.  It was he who found insufficient evidence to pursue the complaint Hamilton filed with the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency against Susan Gaffney.


Franklin Raines – Director of OMB during the HUD loan sales program.


Robin Rains --  A former employee of Hamilton who ran several loan sales. Robin was a lesbian who apparently told the HUD OIG interview teams who were quite aggressive about asking Hamilton employees about Catherine Austin Fitts’s “lesbianism”, “look, I am a lesbian. I know. She’s no lesbian.”


Rasmus & Company -- The company that auctioned Hamilton's furniture and equipment.  The auction preview was conducted at the same time (the first week of March, 1998) that the Special Master, Storch & Brenner, together with 8-10 FBI agents and at least two representatives of the HUD OIG took over Hamilton's offices.  Soon after the auction, Rasmus was served with a subpoena for information regarding purchasers at the auction.  Thereafter, Rasmus "lost" the Hamilton files and was unable to provide a complete accounting of auction expenses. 


Richard Ravitch -- Chairman of AFL-CIO Housing Trust. Hamilton hired him as a consultant. He used his time in Washington to lobby against positions that Hamilton was supposed to be helping HUD implement.


Recapitalization (“Recap”) Advisors, Inc. – Section 8 advisor to NHP, run by David Smith.


Nicolas Retsinas – Assistant Secretary of Housing/ FHA Commissioner under Henry Cisneros and, for a period, Andrew Cuomo.  Initially, Retsinas strongly supported the HUD loan sales program but during 1997 he started to back off this position, apparently as a political protection measure.  He made untrue statements to the press about Hamilton’s performance under its HUD contracts and about the reasons for the cancellation of the Hamilton crosscutting contract.  Retsinas came to HUD from the Rhode Island housing development agency and joined Harvard (assuming William Apgar’s position) following his resignation from HUD.


David Resnick -- Accountant with a large HUD section 8 practice that was a teaming partner with Ervin on the financial statement contract.


William Richbourg -- Member of the HUD FHA Comptroller’s office who ran the loan sales for approximately a year.


Charles Richey -- Judge in the US District Court in the District of Columbia who was originally assigned the Hamilton qui tam case.  After a hearing in which he told counsel for Ervin and the US Attorney's office that he would not stay the action pending a criminal investigation, he died and was replaced by Stanley Sporkin.


Robert Robinson – The Hamilton employee, shareholder and director who was responsible for the operation of the optimization program and who attempted a secret “fix” of the optmization error with Lucent without informing others at Hamilton of the problem.  He was let go for other reasons in late 1995 and at the time of Hamilton's last contact with him worked as a registered representative in the securities industry.


Kathryn Rock – FHA Comptroller from 1995-1998.


Sara Rosen – The HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations who succeeded Helen Dunlap in that position and as such assumed responsibility for the loan sales.


Ronald Rosenfeld  -- Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Single Family and Multifamily during the Bush Administration, he joined Frank Keating in Oklahoma as Secretary of Commerce.


Steve Rosenthal – Morrison & Foerster attorney who represented Hamilton in the Gideon matters during 1996. 


Kathy Russo  -- An attorney at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed who represented HUD in connection with some of the HUD loan sales (in particular, [the HFA sale]). 


Anthony Ruvolo – Currently an associate at Nixon, Peabody and formerly a junior attorney at HUD Office of General Counsel with significant day to day responsibilities with respect to legal issues affecting certain loan sales.


Kenneth E. Ryan -- A member of Hamilton's legal team at Jackson & Campbell and, subsequently, Drinker, Biddle & Reath. 


Phil Salamone --  Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Operations, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Multifamily, Phil was came to Washington in 1989 from the Boston office of HUD where he ran multifamily management.  He retired in 1995 and was very bitter against Helen Dunlap who had replaced him as DAS for Operations.


Stanley Salus -- A partner at Wickwire, Gavin who represented Hamilton, primarily in the winter and spring of 1998, in debtor/creditor related matters. 


Gerry Salzman – Lead attorney for the HUD loan sales in the HUD Office of General Counsel, he moved over to join the program staff on the loan sales.


Rick Samson – A “dedicated professional” of Hamilton who provided services in connection with valuation of properties securing loans in the HFA sale, among other assignments.   Samson was a partner of Coopers & Lybrand when Coopers served as due diligence support to Hamilton in the initial loan sales.  He currently works for Ernst & Young in connection with the HUD AEW contract. 

Alan Schwartz – Member of the board of Hamilton who led the efforts on credit reform for Hamilton’s HUD work and was helping to lobby Congress for place-based financial disclosure.


Earl Silbert – An attorney consulted on Gideon issues in 1996.


Kevin Simpson  -- Deputy General Counsel at the HUD Office of General Counsel who took over Howard Glaser’s responsibilities vis a vis Hamilton when he left HUD.


Ina Singer -- Multifamily management head in HUD’s Baltimore office who took various lead roles on assignment in headquarters.


David B. Smith, Esq. -- An attorney with a small practice (English & Smith) located in Old Town, Alexandria whose background at DOJ includes the drafting of the Asset Forfeiture Fund provisions.  He has authored a publication on the subject.  Hamilton retained Smith briefly to advise it briefly regarding the possible plans by DOJ to seize Fitt's Frazier Court house sale proceeds, when the house was about to be sold.


David Smith – The principal of Recapitalization Advisors.


Stephanie Smith  -- General Deputy Assistant Secretary of Housing under Nicolas Retsinas.


Gary Squier  -- Head of Housing in Los Angeles who came to HUD to help lead the Mark to Market demo. He later started a consulting practice and helped Hamilton design the initial Solari stock corporation design book.


Stanley Sporkin – Former CIA General Counsel, who served as the judge on Hamilton’s TRO case, on Ervin’s qui tam, on HUD’s Petition to Enforce and various filings Hamilton made to stop the targeting.  Prior to serving as CIA General Counsel, Sporkin was chief of enforcement at the SEC when William Casey was Chairman.


Tom Stanton -- A respected Washington government financial consultant who provides services to OMB and Treasury and occasionally helped HUD with advice on loan sales and reengineering.


Michael Stegman – Assistant Secretary of Policy Development and Research at HUD when the loan sales program was being designed and implemented.


Carol Steinbach  -- A former Hamilton employee who handled numerous writing assignments on the loan sales, as well as press matters.


John Steiner – A former Hill Staffer to Congressman Rangel who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs during the period when HUD was proposing the mark to market legislation.


Lawrence Storch -- A partner of Storch & Brenner (in the process of being acquired by an out-of-town firm), the Washington, DC firm retained by Stanley Sporkin to act as Special Master for the Hamilton documents that are the subject of HUD OIG subpoenae.  Storch's partner, Irving Pollack, was a mentor to Stanley Sporkin when he was with the Securities and Exchange Commission.   Storch's background, also, is with the SEC.  According to qui tam hearing transcripts, Storch had presided over a "billion dollar" case as a special master prior to the position in Hamilton's case.  Storch expected the matter to take "one or two months" and, presumably based on this assumption, agreed to a $100/hour rate for its work in this regard.


Dennis Stout – Former OMB analyst who joined Hamilton and helped to write the Solari stock corporation design book.


Albert Sullivan – Director of Multifamily Asset Management at HUD until 1998, he left to join Helen Dunlap at Shorebank Financial Advisory in Chicago.


Richard Sun -- The Bell Labs/ Lucent Technologies employee in charge of the optimization program when the optimization error was made. 


Monica Hilton Sussman -- The key and senior attorney from HUD’s Office of General Counsel on the HUD loan sales.   Sussman’s position at HUD was Deputy General Counsel.  Sussman currently is a partner at Nixon Peabody and has represented George Chabot in the Bivens #2 lawsuit filed by Ervin & Associates.


Fred Thompson – Senator from Tennessee who is head of the Government Affairs Committee.


Carlton Tolbert  -- Former NationsBank banker who joined Hamilton and became the head of the HUD account after Kevin McMahan resigned in 1996.


Wayne Travell  -- Partner at Venable, Baetjer & Civiletti since it absorbed a large part of the practice of Tucker, Flyer & Lewis, Travell's previous firm.  He represents Ervin and Associates in the following suits: Bivens #1 and #2, HUD Denver Office TRO, Hamilton Qui Tam, and Hamilton DC Superior Court suit against Ervin for Tortious Interference with Business Relations (subsequently moved to Federal District Court and consolidated with the Hamilton Qui Tam case).


Robert Trout -- Kathy Rock's counsel.


Kate Trygstad – Member of the FHA Comptroller Office who served as GTR on the Financial Advisory Contracts for a period, including Hamilton’s crosscutting contract.


Barbara Van Gelder -- Assistant US Attorney in the DC US Attorney's Office when the HUD OIG/ Department of Justice investigation of Hamilton in connection with the Bivens and qui tam suits was begun.  She appeared before Judges Richey and Sporkin on --- occasions to obtain "roll-overs" of the DOJ's statutory 60-day deadline under the Federal False Claims Act to determine whether it will adopt a qui tam lawsuit.  In late 1997 or early 1998, she left government service to join the law firm Wiley Rein and Fielding as a partner.


Daniel Van Horn -- Assistant US Attorney representing the HUD Inspector General in the Hamilton TRO and Gaffney v. Hamilton PTE actions.


Danila Weatherly --  Former member of the staff of the Congressional Budge Office who worked as a dedicated professional at Hamilton helping with credit reform issues and calculations, who later joined HUD in the Comptroller’s office and subsequently worked for Ernst & Young.


Vicki West – Banker at Williams Adley and then at Hamilton, both on the HUD loan sales.


Widmeyer Baker Group/ Scott Widmeyer -- Public relations firm that assisted Hamilton with the


Charles Wilkins – The key contact at NHP who dealt with Conrad Egan when he was at HUD in opposing HUD’s mark to market legislative proposals.


Williams Adley -- One of the HUD loan sales contractors who provided financial advisory services and


Herbert (“Pug”) Winokur – Head of Capricorn Investors, an investors in NHP, WMF, AIMCO and DynCorp. Through 1997, Pug was a member of the board of NHP, Harvard Endowment and Chairman of the Board of DynCorp. He continues as a member of the board of DynCorp and Harvard Corporation.


Rick Wolfe   -- The junior banker at Hamilton who discovered the optimization error while preparing for a loan sale in October, 1996.


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