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Wells Fargo Target Of Justice Department Probe; Agency Alleges Discriminatory Lending

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 9:46 AMWells Fargo Bank - Details
From The Huffington Post
Department of Justice is preparing a lawsuit against Wells Fargo, the nation's largest home mortgage lender, for allegedly preying upon African American borrowers during the housing bubble and steering them into high-cost subprime loans, according to three people with direct knowledge of the probe.

The company, the fourth-largest U.S. bank by assets, is currently embroiled in pre-lawsuit negotiations with the Justice Department in hopes it will settle the accusations and avoid a public lawsuit....

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