The Prion Universe: Omari Ahn

Creative Director  Michael Pirovano / Year 2019 / Art Director  Pierre Demet

Project  The Prion Universe / Company  Canon Fodder / Subject(s)  Character Art

Artist: Pierre Demet

The Prion Universe Omari Ahn

“The FDIC wanted litigation wherever they could get it; half the time, even where they couldn’t,” he groans. “The public wanted heads to roll and we made perfect targets.” Western had a clean public shell; no run-ins with the SEC—they were squeaky clean. As the recession raged on, it became clear that “clean” didn’t cut it. “People were investigated, detained even, based on what? The suspicion of malfeasance? Yet we saw banks engaging in improper, verging on illegal activity walk away scot-free.”

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This federal fishing expedition left David with a lingering paranoia; the fear that an army of pencil pushers sporting black suits and earpieces might come knocking at his door to have their Mission Impossible moment at his expense.

“Ten years ago, boards played a generic role in addressing risk,” David explains. “Our obligations were unspecific. It wasn’t afforded the level of scrutiny you see today.” SEC regulatory overhauls placed new emphasis on risk analysis and disclosure in the aftermath of the Great Recession, but hindsight is 20/20.

The early fallout of the housing market crash saw Western hemorrhaging $6 million on a quarterly basis as its directors raced to find a tourniquet for their bleeding capital account. Writing off the massive debt from delinquent mortgage loans marked David’s board as an easy scapegoat for regulators who, through some blend of broken trust and the desire to redirect public outrage, proceeded to make their lives a living hell.

"Oh, hey, look! A style for block quotes! This one is on the right side of the text. We should make one for the left side too!"

The early fallout of the housing market crash saw Western hemorrhaging $6 million on a quarterly basis as its directors raced to find a tourniquet for their bleeding capital account. Writing off the massive debt from delinquent mortgage loans marked David’s board as an easy scapegoat for regulators who, through some blend of broken trust and the desire to redirect public outrage, proceeded to make their lives a living hell.

The early fallout of the housing market crash saw Western hemorrhaging $6 million on a quarterly basis as its directors raced to find a tourniquet for their bleeding capital account. Writing off the massive debt from delinquent mortgage loans marked David’s board as an easy scapegoat for regulators who, through some blend of broken trust and the desire to redirect public outrage, proceeded to make their lives a living hell.

“Ten years ago, boards played a generic role in addressing risk,” David explains. “Our obligations were unspecific. It wasn’t afforded the level of scrutiny you see today.” SEC regulatory overhauls placed new emphasis on risk analysis and disclosure in the aftermath of the Great Recession, but hindsight is 20/20.

The early fallout of the housing market crash saw Western hemorrhaging $6 million on a quarterly basis as its directors raced to find a tourniquet for their bleeding capital account. Writing off the massive debt from delinquent mortgage loans marked David’s board as an easy scapegoat for regulators who, through some blend of broken trust and the desire to redirect public outrage, proceeded to make their lives a living hell.

"Oh, hey, look! A style for block quotes! This one is on the left side of the text. We should make one for the right side too!"

The early fallout of the housing market crash saw Western hemorrhaging $6 million on a quarterly basis as its directors raced to find a tourniquet for their bleeding capital account. Writing off the massive debt from delinquent mortgage loans marked David’s board as an easy scapegoat for regulators who, through some blend of broken trust and the desire to redirect public outrage, proceeded to make their lives a living hell.

"Always nice to have options. This style is on the left."

The early fallout of the housing market crash saw Western hemorrhaging $6 million on a quarterly basis as its directors raced to find a tourniquet for their bleeding capital account. Writing off the massive debt from delinquent mortgage loans marked David’s board as an easy scapegoat for regulators who, through some blend of broken trust and the desire to redirect public outrage, proceeded to make their lives a living hell.

"Always nice to have options. This style is on the right."

The early fallout of the housing market crash saw Western hemorrhaging $6 million on a quarterly basis as its directors raced to find a tourniquet for their bleeding capital account. Writing off the massive debt from delinquent mortgage loans marked David’s board as an easy scapegoat for regulators who, through some blend of broken trust and the desire to redirect public outrage, proceeded to make their lives a living hell.

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The early fallout of the housing market crash saw Western hemorrhaging $6 million on a quarterly basis as its directors raced to find a tourniquet for their bleeding capital account. Writing off the massive debt from delinquent mortgage loans marked David’s board as an easy scapegoat for regulators who, through some blend of broken trust and the desire to redirect public outrage, proceeded to make their lives a living hell.