Countrywide VIP Loans

July 4, 2012 - 11:36 PM
FILE - This June 25, 2008, file photo, shows the Countrywide Financial Corp. office in Beverly Hills, Calif. The former corporation, whose subprime loans helped start the nation’s foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, according to a Congressional House report. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)