Anybody up for a picket line at the annual shareholder's meeting for Hanmi Bank on July 24, 2013 in Korea Town (Oxford Palace Hotel, 745 S Oxford Ave, Los Angeles)?
See the issues raised in the attached letter of inquiry to Hanmi Bank.Hanmi has not seen fit to send any response to this letter or evenacknowledge it so far.See also my blog:http://janbtucker.com/blog/2013/07/02/hanmi-banks-tale-of-woe/ Here's the bottom line: Maria Guerrero, who came to the U.S. at the age of 14 started as a clerk in a check cashing business catering to immigrants.When her employers went out of business, she started her own business at the same location and built it to the point where she was depositing $300,000 - $1,000,000 a month. Hanmi Bank was happy to take her money, but when they were warned repeatedly by the Treasury Dept and other regulatory authorities about scams and frauds going around targeting check cashing businesses and banks, they didn't bother to pass on that warning to Maria and when she got scammed by thieves they made her the scapegoat without any reasonable investigation and unlawfully threatened to put her in jail if she didn't pay them (technically extortion inCalifornia) over what was between her and the bank, a civil (not criminal)dispute.We suspect that Hanmi is treating her, as a Mexican immigrant, differently than they treat their Korean American and Korean immigrant businesscustomers, which is why we sent them our letter of inquiry. We suspect that our theory is correct, otherwise they would have responded to theletter. We also think that their ALL-MALE board of directors speaks