NEW YORK - Government officials Friday warned Wall Street that it will be held responsible for the practices of the subprime lenders it helps to finance.

In the third of five joint regional forums on predatory lending, the Washington officials said large Wall Street firms should be held accountable for the terms of loans that go into securitized pools. "It's not going to be enough to say, 'We didn't know,' " said Andrew Cuomo, secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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