DOJ Overstated Mortgage Fraud Crackdown, Watchdog Says

Law360, New York (March 13, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has failed to back up its pledge to make prosecuting mortgage fraud a priority, despite having been given additional funds and legal resources to do so, according to a report released Thursday by the department's Office of the Inspector General.

According to the report, which details the findings of an audit to assess the DOJ's enforcement efforts between from fiscal years 2009 to 2011, the Department of Justice has overstated its efforts to increase both civil and criminal prosecutions of mortgage...
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