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U.S. Sues S&P; More Bad News from UBS, Barclays; Debate Over Mary Jo White Continues

FEB 5, 2013 9:03am ET

Receiving Wide Coverage ... Charges Filed: The Justice Department is suing credit rating agency Standard & Poor's for allegedly ignoring their own standards and rating mortgage investments much higher than they should have been in years leading up to the financial crisis. Per the suit, filed by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder: S&P "falsely represented that its credit ratings of RMBS and CDO tranches were objective, independent, uninfluenced by any conflicts of interest that might compromise…

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