I can’t believe that Firstar Bank would make an unsecured $650,000 loan (“Rep. Kevin Hern restructures campaign loan from the bank he founded,” Aug. 4).

I have been borrowing money from banks in my real estate business for years. I have always had to put up collateral, and my wife and I had to personally guarantee the loan.

The loan officer who approved this loan should be reprimanded and probably fired.

Where are the FDIC auditors in a case like this?

There is definitely a conflict of interest on this loan, and Rep. Kevin Hern’s campaign should be fined to the full extent that the law allows.

This is another example of the 1% receiving special treatment. I’m just glad I don’t have any money in Firstar Bank.

 Phil Marshall, Tulsa

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