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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:41 AM

FACT CHECK: Romney-Bain contacts outlasted exit

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said he had no active role in Bain Capital, the private equity firm he founded, after he exited in February 1999 to take over Salt Lake City's Winter Olympics bid. But according to Bain associates and others familiar with Romney's actions at the time, he stayed in regular contact with his partners over the following months, tending to his partnership interests and negotiating his separation from the company.

Those familiar with Romney's discussions with his Bain partners said the contacts included several meetings in Boston, the company's home base, but were limited to matters that did not affect the firm's investments or other management decisions. Yet Romney continued to oversee his partnership stakes even as he disengaged from the firm, personally signing or approving a series of corporate and legal documents through the spring of 2001, according to financial reports reviewed by The Associated Press.

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Several associates now say that Romney made repeated trips between Salt Lake and Boston, where he met at times with his former partners, mostly to discuss his severance from the firm. The Boston Globe reported last week that Romney also met with his Bain partners at a 15th anniversary celebration in Palm Beach, Fla., in early 1999.

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In addition to those SEC reports, other corporate documents obtained by the AP show Romney's personal signature at least 10 times on large stock transactions or ownership statements tied to Bain investment deals at the time. Those documents include Romney's signature on federal stock forms approving the sales of large stakes in circuit board manufacturer DDi Corp. The company went into bankruptcy in 2003.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/FACT-CHECK-Romney-Bain-contacts-outlasted-exit-3732631.php#page-1

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Reply FACT CHECK: Romney-Bain contacts outlasted exit (Original post)
maddezmom Jul 2012 OP
perdita9 Jul 2012 #1
truebrit71 Jul 2012 #2
and-justice-for-all Jul 2012 #3
gopiscrap Jul 2012 #4
sakabatou Jul 2012 #5
davidpdx Jul 2012 #6
UTUSN Jul 2012 #7

Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 10:46 AM

1. You don't sign SEC Documents if You're not in charge

Granted, I've never been a CEO but I've served on a number of non-profit boards. If you're not in charge, you don't sign the official documents.

You just don't.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 10:57 AM

2. Bottom line: He's lying.

And I love the way the M$M is holding his feet to the fire over this....

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:54 PM

3. There was a piece in my local paper

where the author was DEFENDING Robocorp on this issue, it was nothing more than an attempt to uphold the lie for Robocorp.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:55 PM

4. Gee what a surprise

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 10:24 PM

5. Rachel covered this a while ago.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:42 AM

6. That's weird because I saw this on Yahoo which blasted Obama

for saying Romney was still at Bain:

http://news.yahoo.com/bain-still-no-evidence-232025323.html?_esi=1

They don't seem very impartial to me.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:22 PM

7. R#14 & K n/t

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