WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland have launched a probe into a major settlement announced with mortgage servicers in January that halted the troubled independent foreclosure review.

The two Democrats sent a letter Thursday to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke and Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry, requesting documents related to the foreclosure review and the settlement by Feb. 22. They said they are seeking information about performance evaluations of the foreclosure review process and its contractors, as well as documents related to the compensation of those independent contractors and the number of borrower files reviewed, including the number in which "unsafe or unsound" practices were identified.

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