Protesters call for JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon to go to jail
(CBS News) The bank bailout of 2008 may be in the rearview mirror, but the anger about it was front and center on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
Even before JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon was able to say one word of his much anticipated testimony to the Senate Banking Committee, a Code Pink activist in a brown suit called him a "crook" and a "predator" who "needs to go to jail."
The activist said JPMorgan Chase took trillions of dollars in U.S. funds during the 2007-2009 financial crisis that stemmed from banks making too many risky loans without properly assessing if they would be paid back.
"These guys are not the job creators, they're the job destroyers," he shouted.
Moments later, a group of five protesters from a group called Occupy our Homes began to chant "Stop foreclosures now!"
In 2010, banks were accused of having used "robo-signers" to sign hundreds of foreclosure documents a day without proper review, bringing back a public anger with the banks that began after the Wall Street firms received billions of dollars in taxpayer money to prevent a financial meltdown in 2008.
Dimon remained calm during the brief disturbance before the protesters were escorted away.
Popular in Politics
- Obama forgets to salute while boarding Marine One Play Video
- Obama prom pictures surface 130 Comments
- IRS' Lerner was asked to resign, refused: GOP Sen. 162 Comments
- Is President Obama ending the war on terror? 282 Comments
- Now, some unions upset over Obamacare
- GOP Rep.: Obama elected because of Reagan's immigration reforms
- IRS official Lois Lerner placed on leave 131 Comments
- Rand Paul uses 2016 bully pulpit to push Obama on drones