Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 11, 2012

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said today she is “doubling down” on prosecutions of predatory lending and other cases of lender misconduct in the wake of the $26 billion mortgage settlement announced last week.

“We’re just now starting to lace ’em up,” the state’s top law enforcement official told delegates during the state Democratic Party convention in San Diego.

Harris said she is expanding her mortage fraud task force to continue fighting for relief in what she called “a crime perpetrated against the middle class.”

“California wasn’t just the epicenter of the crash,” she said of the housing crisis. “Let’s call it what it is, the scene of the crime.”

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