Federal Regulator To Sue Over Mortgage Securities
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INSKEEP: A housing regulator is about to sue more than a dozen major banks over mortgage securities they sold in the run-up to the financial crisis. The New York Times reports the Federal Housing Finance Agency plans to file the suits against banks, including Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, accusing them of misrepresenting the quality of securities they sold during the housing bubble.
This agency oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the giant companies that lost billions from the housing collapse and were eventually taken over by the government.
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