FBI, US Attorney’s Office and Other Feds Investigating WaMu Collapse

The FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington are investigating the facts leading up to the failure of Seattle-based Washington Mutual to determine if any federal laws were violated, the Puget Sound Business Journal reports.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has reportedly assembled a task force that includes the FBI, the FDIC Office of Inspector General, the SEC and the IRS Criminal Investigations.  No details of the investigation were released, including whether WaMu’s acquirer, JPMorgan, was involved in the investigation.  U.S. Attorney Jeff Sullivan asked anyone with information to contact authorities through a tip line, or to e-mail the FBI’s Seattle office, according to the AP.

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