Feds' Moody's Probe Marks Closing Of Financial Crisis Book

By Evan Weinberger (February 2, 2015, 7:03 PM EST) -- A reported investigation into Moody's Investors Service's ratings of residential mortgage-backed securities during the housing bubble era could be the beginning of the last chapter in the U.S. Department of Justice's big financial crisis cases, attorneys say.

Federal prosecutors are reportedly making their way through the ratings agencies for their alleged wrongdoings prior to the financial crisis after wringing out more than $100 billion from banks and mortgage servicers for their roles in inflating the housing bubble. But the passage of time, the waning days of the Obama administration and the few remaining rich targets likely means that the financial industry...

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