October 11, 1989 |
Now that the season is over for the California Angels, catcher-outfielder Brian Downing will be going to bat for American Commerce National Bank in Anaheim. Downing, a bank customer, recently signed a one-year contract to act as a spokesman for American Commerce at its various community projects and a greeter at bank functions, such as Sunday's five-kilometer and 10-kilometer Run for Health events.
April 11, 1989
American Commerce National Bank in Anaheim reported record quarterly net income of $491,000 for the first quarter, a 22% increase over $403,000 in earnings for last year's first quarter. Quarterly revenue grew 17% to $2.8 million this year from $2.4 million last year. At the end of March, the bank's assets were $83.2 million, a 7% increase over $77.8 million in assets a year earlier. The bank's total deposits rose 7% to $75.9 million at the end of the period from $71.2 million a year earlier, while total loans fell 3% to $58.4 million from $60.4 million last year.
November 18, 1993 |
Gerald J. Garner, ousted chairman of failed American Commerce National Bank, has sued federal regulators in an effort to recover his Anaheim bank and win $75 million in damages. Garner's lawyer, Robert M. Silverman, said an amended complaint providing details of Garner's claims would be filed late this week or early next week. The banker filed a three-page, bare-bones lawsuit last month to meet a statutory deadline.
September 17, 1993 |
Ousted Anaheim banker Gerald J. Garner has been plotting his counterattack against federal regulators who seized his American Commerce National Bank and has been trying to rally both shareholders and depositors to join him in suing the government. His lawyer, Frank P. Barbaro of Santa Ana, said that the bank was in good financial shape and that no one knew anything different.
February 27, 1996 |
Former Anaheim banker Gerald J. Garner, who battled with regulators through the nine years that his American Commerce National Bank existed, has agreed to a lifetime industry ban and a $167,000 fine to settle accusations that he lied about his bank's condition and misappropriated funds.
November 10, 1993 |
A federal agency's complaints against former Anaheim banker Gerald J. Garner and others accuse them of an excessive amount of insider abuse, concealment of records and other wrongdoing that led federal regulators to close American Commerce National Bank last spring.