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[$$] Pimco and BlackRock accused of subprime ‘profit gouging’

Paul Murphy

and BlackRock have been accused of accelerating foreclosure action against struggling American subprime borrowers in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The allegation comes from Bill Erbey, founder of Ocwen Financial, the biggest subprime mortgage servicing company in the US, who is pursuing a legal action against the two asset management giants in the US Virgin Islands. In an action for unspecified damages filed earlier this year in St Croix, Erbey Holding Corporation and related entities claim a “covert criminal conspiracy” was perpetrated with the “specific intent and purpose of gouging enormous profits from the forced foreclosures and confiscation of the homes of hundreds of thousands of struggling families all across the United States”.