A California consumer group on Thursday urged the Senate Finance Committee to delay Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin's nomination hearing after a leaked 2013 memo described alleged illegal foreclosure practices at OneWest Bank when he was chairman and CEO.

The California Reinvestment Coalition said the claims against Mnuchin should be investigated by Congress. The memo, published Tuesday by the news site The Intercept, documented alleged evidence "suggestive of widespread misconduct" in OneWest's foreclosure operations.

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