Mueller: 'Subprime Debacle' Probe Expanded

The FBI has again expanded its probe into the subprime mortgage collapse and is now investigating 19 lending institutions, bureau director Robert Mueller told lawmakers today. Appearing before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, Mueller told the panel that there has been a "surge related to the subprime debacle." The investigation has been growing since January, when the FBI began looking at 14 firms. That number rose to 17 last month. Officials have declined to name the companies that...Full Story
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