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Two years ago, AEA Federal Credit Union’s future looked bleak as it nearly succumbed to the greed of a lending officer who took the cooperative to the brink of collapse.

It was in December 2010 when the NCUA stepped in to place the $231 million Yuma, Ariz., credit union into conservatorship after an 11-month FBI investigation revealed that William Liddle, who worked as vice president of business services, was the mastermind behind the approval of business loans in an apparent kickback scheme.

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