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
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.
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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).
– 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.
–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
Brian Coleman -- The junior member of Hamilton's
legal team at Jackson & Campbell and, later, Drinker, Biddle
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
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.
DeCell – HUD’s Assistant Secretary of Legislative Affairs when
Hamilton served as HUD’s financial advisor.
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
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.
– 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
Edens – Head of the group at BlackRock that assisted
Hamilton and HUD with structuring the Partially Assisted loan sale
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
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
Judy England-Joseph -- Head of the housing/community development group at the General
Ernst & Young / Kenneth
– An accounting/consulting firm with an active HUD contracting
business that was one of four financial advisors on the HUD loan
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jack Kemp – Secretary of HUD during the
Jonathan Kempner – Head of the National MultiHousing
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
Che Kim – Senate staffer on HUD appropriations
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
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
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
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.
– 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.
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 Patton – Husband
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
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.
– 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.