From the first words, Mr. Gray testified, he knew it was no ordinary meeting. "Senator DeConcini said, 'Mr. Chairman, we're here to talk about our friend from Lincoln Savings,' " Mr. Gray testified, referring to Mr. Keating and his California savings and loan association, Lincoln Savings and Loan, which was later seized by Federal regulators. Mr. Gray said the lawmakers came to the aid of Mr. Keating, who sought their help in pressing regulators to ease up on Lincoln as it was heading for insolvency, an account that was challenged by several of the senators.
Symbols of Death and Time