Jury finds ex-San Francisco bank executive guilty of fraud

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Posted: Mar 27, 2015 12:50 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former executive of a San Francisco-based bank that received federal bailout money has been convicted of fraud.

U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said Thursday a federal jury in Oakland found 66-year-old Ebrahim Shabudin guilty of conspiring with others within the bank to falsify key bank records as part of a scheme to conceal millions of dollars in losses and falsely inflate the bank's financial statements.

Shabudin was Chief Operating Officer for United Commercial Bank between 2008 and 2009.

United Commercial Bank received $298 million from the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, in 2008 during the height of the nation's financial crisis. That money was lost when the bank was seized by regulators, shuttered and filed for bankruptcy the following year.

Shabudin faces up to 25 years in prison when he's sentenced.