Fines and “Resolving this Mess”

By: Wednesday November 24, 2010 6:38 am

Yves does a thorough smackdown on the departing Michael Barr’s description of all the things the government is going to get to the bottom of the foreclosure fraud problem, noting that the foreclosure task force simply isn’t investigating the problem in enough detail to understand, much less solve, the problem. But I wanted to look [...]

FSOC’s 15 Minutes to Save the World

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 9:44 am

As I noted, the Financial Stability Oversight Council is meeting today. As announced, they discussed foreclosure fraud and securitization. For less than 15 minutes. And then they moved on, without once raising the issue of whether or not the banks’ exposure due to securitization problems posed a systemic risk to our financial system. As the [...]

Michael Barr–Liaison on Foreclosure Fraud Investigation–Leaves Treasury

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 12:20 am

Just one week ago, Iowa’s Attorney General Tom Miller told Chris Dodd that Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions Michael Barr was the key person from Treasury working with the Attorneys General investigation into foreclosure fraud. Miller: We haven’t had any contact with the [Financial Stability Oversight Council]. We have had repeated contact [...]

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