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House ethics probe finds no violations in Countrywide loan case

December 28, 2012 03:45PM

The House Ethics Committee has found no violations in the Countrywide VIP loan program probe, saying that charges of preferential treatment fell outside of its jurisdiction, the Los Angeles Times reported. The focus of the case was centered on lawmakers and staffers who were charged with reaching out to lobbyists or government affairs officials from Countrywide to get assistance with their own mortgages. [more]