Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fannie Mae Ex-CEO May Face SEC Claims in Subprime Probe

Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG) Chief Executive Officer Daniel Mudd received notice from U.S. regulators that he may face claims for misleading investors about Fannie Mae’s exposure to subprime loans when he ran the mortgage firm during the financial crisis.

Mudd, who was ousted when Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were seized by regulators in September 2008, confirmed in a statement to Bloomberg News that he received the so-called Wells notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission today. Mudd said he plans to submit a written rebuttal to the allegations.

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