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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

James, Steve, (film director.). PBS (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (91 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : PBS, 2017.

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Originally produced by PBS in 2017.
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From acclaimed director Steve James (The Interrupters), Academy Award-nominated (Best Documentary Feature, 2018) ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL tells the saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves - and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community - over the course of a five-year legal battle.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Global Financial Crisis.
Fraud > United States.
Genre: Feature films.

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