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Agencies probing foreclosure woes

The White House said federal agencies are investigating allegations of widespread errors in foreclosure documents.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said in a statement that an interagency task force on financial fraud has launched an investigation into the foreclosure process. He said the Federal Housing Administration, a federal agency that guarantees mortgages, is also investigating.

“We remain committed to holding accountable any bank that has violated the law,” Mr. Gibbs said.

Mr. Gibbs said the administration supports an effort by attorneys general in 50 states to investigate the matter. Several administration officials, however, have said over the past week that they don’t back a nationwide halt to foreclosures.