Three congressional Democrats have requested a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the findings of an internal report that concluded his agency has not increased efforts to investigate mortgage fraud.
Reps. Elijah Cummings (Md.) and Maxine Waters (Calif.), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) sent a letter on Monday to Holder asking him to identify actions that will be taken to crack down on fraudulent mortgage practices.
Last week, the Justice Department’s inspector general released a report finding that the agency had not prioritized the investigation of mortgage fraud and has reported inaccurate statistics regarding the breadth of its efforts in prosecuting cases.
“This report calls into question the department’s commitment to investigate and prosecute crimes such as predatory lending, loan modification scams and abusive mortgage servicing practices,” the lawmakers wrote.
“We request a meeting to review the inspector general’s findings and to understand the steps that will be taken to ensure that the department’s efforts to identify and prosecute those responsible for fraudulent mortgage practices are equal to the harms such crimes have caused our constituents.”