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UNOFFICIAL END? Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of New York's Department of Financial Services, has not made a formal decision on Wells Fargo's sale of mortgage-servicing rights to Ocwen, but observers said his latest crackdown on Ocwen could spell doom for the deal.
New York banking regulator Benjamin Lawsky's latest crackdown on Ocwen Financial may undo Ocwen's deal to buy billions of dollars of mortgage-servicing rights from Wells Fargo, and it could complicate similar deals involving other banks and servicers.

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