Bill Lann Lee, acting assistant attorney general in charge of enforcing fair-lending laws, said the Justice Department will continue to focus on discrimination in underwriting, marketing, and pricing.

"But our emphasis will be different," Mr. Lee told the Consumer Bankers Association's 1998 Fair Lending Conference. "Our current investigative emphasis is on mortgage lenders that are nonbank and that do only a subprime business."

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