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    04.03.18 Abacus: A Discussion with Thomas Sung '64
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    Tuesday, April 3
    6:00 p.m. Registration
    6:15 p.m. Program
    7:00 p.m. Reception

    Feil Hall
    205 State Street
    Brooklyn, NY

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    Join us for a discussion with Dean Nick Allard and Thomas Sung ’64, Founder and Chairman of Abacus Federal Savings Bank, subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. The film portrays the incredible saga of the Sung family and the community bank they own and operate in New York’s Chinatown.

    Accused of mortgage fraud, Abacus was the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forced the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle.

    Mr. Sung will be joined by his daughters Vera Sung, Esq., who sits on the board of directors for Abacus, Jill Sung, Esq., the bank’s president and CEO, and Chanterelle Sung, Esq., who was working in the Manhattan District Attorney's office at the time of the indictment.

    Watch the trailer.

    This film is available for download from Amazon and iTunes.

    This event is co-sponsored by Brooklyn Law School’s Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA).

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