Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae all overlooked warning signs about Taylor, Bean & Whitaker that make them partly to blame for the mortgage lender's multibillion fraud scheme, according to a government watchdog report.

There were numerous red flags to the massive fraud scheme, which in 2009 brought down TBW, a top-ranked mortgage lender in Ocala, Fla., and its warehouse backer, Colonial Bank, and caused a $3.8 billion loss to the Federal Deposit Insurance Fund.

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