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Richard Lawless
Richard Lawless
Freelance Writer
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      Richard Lawless

      Richard Lawless is a former senior banker who has specialized in evaluating and granting debt for over 25 years. He has a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of San Diego and Bachelor’s Degree from Pepperdine University. He sits on a number of Corporate Boards and actively writes for a number of finance publications.

Confessions Of A Wall Street Whistleblower

12:29 PM 09/20/2016

In 2015 the Puerto Rico government experienced a complete financial collapse.  During this period, Puerto Rico defaulted on $69 billion dollars in municipal bonds.  Most of the original bond holders sold their positions and they lost a total of $36 billion dollars.

Morale At The DOJ Hits Rock Bottom

3:41 PM 09/07/2016

Over one year ago I filed a report with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office regarding the on-going theft of tens of billions of dollars in the municipal bond market.

What Does It Cost To Buy A Paul Ryan Vote?

12:04 PM 07/11/2016

Over the last decade he Government of Puerto Rico took on increasing amounts of municipal bond debt. Debt that could not be supported by the island's shrinking economy. By 2015, government officials in Puerto Rico were reaching out to our Congress for a solution.