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Angelo Mozilo More Or Less Suggests Bank Of America Stock Up On Lube

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Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo nearly started crying at the last CFC shareholder meeting. The salty discharge was overshadowed, comedy-wise, however, by the Moz's promise-- and he actually said this-- that Bank of America "will reap the benefits of what we have sowed." If that is not the greatest veiled threat EVER uttered, I don't know what is. And you know he wanted to continue with something like, say, "Those suckers don't even have a clue what they're in for. Seriously, the long-term effects, merely taking lawsuits into account, will be not unlike having a scalding hot poker violently inserted where the sun don't shine. [pauses for effect] They might as well have bought an asbestos company. In fact? Probably would've been better off doing so. Honestly, though, this deal is like getting a very expensive answer to the question, 'what does it feel like to be ass-raped for an eternity?' [shakes head at the thought] Anway, I see we have leaf cookies today, is that new? Man, I'm going to miss this shit."
At Countrywide's End, an Emotional CEO [BusinessWeek]


Angelo Mozilo: Countrywide Was The Cadillac Of Mortgage Lenders

In June 2008, Countrywide founder and CEO Angelo Mozilo stood before a group of CFC shareholders and, through salty tears, told them that Bank of America would "reap the benefits of what we have sowed." He wasn't kidding, and in the 4+ years since Ken Lewis paid $4 billion for the place, BofA has had the pleasure of ponying up an additional $40 billion (and counting) in write-downs and legal fees associated with cleaning up Countrywide's messes, while CEO Brian Moynihan has publicly described the acquisition as an albatross around his neck. Additionally, Ang Moz forked over $67.5 million in 2010 to "resolve SEC claims that he misled investors," and separately, there has been talk by some that Countrywide contributed in no small way to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. In light of all that, does Ang Moz, have any regrets about the way his company was run? Not a fucking one and if he had to do it all over? He wouldn't change a thing.