Creditors of Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. are asking a bankruptcy judge for authority to sue company insiders, including former leader Lee Farkas, who oversaw one of the messiest mortgage-lending collapses in the housing crisis.

The committee representing Taylor Bean's unsecured creditors in the bankruptcy case wants to sue Farkas, who built up the modest Florida mortgage company into the nation's largest wholesale mortgage lender not owned by a bank, and other insiders for money the company loaned them that allegedly hasn't been paid back.

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