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Charles Keating

American businessman

Charles Humphrey Keating, Jr. (December 4, 1923 – March 31, 2014) was an American lawyer, real estate developer, and banker. Keating is known for his crimes in the Savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s. He served four and a half years in prison before those convictions were overturned in 1996. In 1999, he pleaded guilty to a more limited set of wire fraud and bankruptcy fraud counts, and was sentenced to the time he had already served.

Keating was born on December 4, 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at St. Xavier High School, the University of Cincinnati and at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Keating married Mary Elaine Fette in 1949. They had six children. He was also a successful swimmer and he worked to ban pornography.

Keating died aged 90 on March 31, 2014 in his home in Phoenix, Arizona after having been ill for several weeks.[1]

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  1. McFadden, Robert D. (April 2, 2014). "Charles Keating, Key Figure in the 1980s Savings and Loan Crisis, Dies at 90". New York Times.com. Retrieved April 2, 2014.