"Stealing from our customers is a business decision, not a legal decision."
In 1998, when it was clearly illegal under the law, Travelers Insurance and Citibank merged to form Citigroup. Through the influence of Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, they "persuaded" Congress to change the banking laws to allow for the merger. Robert Rubin has since then been made a Chairman of Citigroup.
Citigroup is one of the world's greatest financiers of the destruction of the environment and humanity. See the links on this page for more information from the groups that are involved in trying to save the environment and ordinary people from Citigroup's predatory practices.
Citibank (which has had many names since it was founded in 1812) has committed historical crimes of enormous magnitude. For an outline of them see Citigroup, Lords of Corruption.
Citbank Caught Thieving Again [August 26, 2008 blog]