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OneWest Bank takeover spurs email fight
OneWest Bank takeover spurs email fight

The protesters outside OneWest Bank in Pasadena rankled Chief Executive Joseph Otting. Their signs — "Don't be a Grinch" and "Jail OneWest Bankers" — were part of a push to have regulators scrutinize the $3.4-billion purchase of the bank more closely and hold hearings to ensure that lower-income neighborhoods wouldn't be forgotten. "Funny how this group [of protesters] gets the headlines while over 100 local Southern California organizations ... support the merger," Otting had told the Los Angeles Times in mid-December. Otting decided to take matters into his own hands. In an unusual and risky strategy, he started an email campaign...

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