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FBI to target fraudulent lending, hundreds to be arrested

FBI to target mortgage fraud

By Suzanne Kapner in New York

Published: June 11 2010 02:25 | Last updated: June 11 2010 02:25

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is preparing a nationwide crackdown on mortgage fraud, the latest in a series of efforts to curb lending practices that contributed to the housing meltdown, according to people familiar with the matter.

The FBI is preparing to arrest hundreds of people across the US as early as next week for offences including encouraging borrowers to falsify income on mortgage applications, misleading home owners about foreclosure rescue programmes, and inflating home appraisals, said two people with knowledge of the operation. An FBI spokesman declined to comment.

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