Monday, January 24, 2011

Taxpayers Picking Up The Tab On The Legal Bills For Freddie And Fannie Too?

We gave these idiots billions and now they're sticking us with their legal bills too? Hell no.

Via NY Times: Since the government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taxpayers have spent more than $160 million defending the mortgage finance companies and their former top executives in civil lawsuits accusing them of fraud. The cost was a closely guarded secret until last week, when the companies and their regulator produced an accounting at the request of Congress.

The bulk of those expenditures — $132 million — went to defend Fannie Mae and its officials in various securities suits and government investigations into accounting irregularities that occurred years before the subprime lending crisis erupted. The legal payments show no sign of abating.

Read the whole thing at NY Times

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