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Volume 2018 - Number 38

October 11, 2018

Mortgage-Hungry Insurance Conglomerate Eli Global Hits the Pause Button. Founder Subject of Grand Jury Investigation

Over the past two years, insurance conglomerate Eli Global has been quietly vetting mortgage companies for purchase, occasionally striking deals while appearing hungry for more. But now, the company is taking a major pause after news broke that Founder and Chairman Greg Lindberg will be the subject of federal grand jury testimony in Charlotte, NC, next week.

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