[Guest post by JD]
In what will surely come as a complete shock to all of you, it is revealed in another Friday afternoon document dump that the DOJ flat out lied about their mortgage fraud prosecution claims. They only inflated their numbers by 80-90%.
The Justice Department made a long-overdue disclosure late Friday: Last year when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder boasted about the successes that a high-profile task force racked up pursuing mortgage fraud, the numbers he trumpeted were grossly overstated.
We’re not talking small differences here. Originally the Justice Department said 530 people were charged criminally as part of a year-long initiative by the multi-agency Mortgage Fraud Working Group. It now says the actual figure was 107 — or 80 percent less. Holder originally said the defendants had victimized more than 73,000 American homeowners. That number was revised to 17,185, while estimates of homeowner losses associated with the frauds dropped to $95 million from $1 billion.
Add these lesser lies to the ever-growing listed of DOJ politicization and perfidy.