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Volume 14 - Number 12

June 13, 2014

Lawyers for GSE Shareholders Move To Vacate ‘Illegal” Profit Sweep

Attorneys for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac junior shareholders have doubled down in their assertions that the government had no authority to initiate a “net-worth sweep” of nearly all GSE profits. They say a federal court should not only decline Uncle Sam’s recent motion to dismiss but also “vacate the illegal sweep amendment.” In a joint rebuttal motion filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, attorneys for Perry Capital and Fairholme Funds note that in attempt to evade judicial scrutiny, the Treasury Department and the Federal Housing Finance Agency raise “a host of frivolous and irrelevant challenges” to the plaintiffs’ legal standing while ignoring investors” core assertion that the 2012 sweep was illegal.

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