Jamie Fulmer, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Advance America, released the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform staff report, "The Department of Justice's "Operation Choke Point": Illegally Choking Off Legitimate Businesses?":
"Today's report pulls back the curtain on a clear and stunning abuse of power. It now appears that the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and others have waged a shadow campaign against an entire class of highly-regulated and law-abiding businesses, including Advance America, based on unchecked ideological opposition. This report also confirms long standing suspicions that Operation Choke Point is not just an effort to stop fraudulent business activity; it is in fact a coordinated program of intimidation aimed at all short-term lenders and their customers. Finally, this program may get the public scrutiny it deserves."
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs