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    Mortgage Fraud Day 1

    Victims and officials testified about the practice of mortgage “flipping,” where home buyers are tricked into buying rundown houses at artificially inflated prices.

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    Mortgage Fraud Day 2

    Officials testified about the practice of mortgage “flipping,” where homebuyers are tricked into buying rundown houses at greatly inflated prices.

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    Phony Credentials Via the Internet

    Witnesses testified about the ease of obtaining phony identification via the internet. They talked about the crimes that can be committed using false credentials over the internet, as…

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    Private Banking and Money Laundering

    Witnesses testified about the vulnerability of private banking to money laundering, money laundering laws, and potential money laundering by foreign leaders through secret Citibank…

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    Diabetes Research

    Administration officials, diabetes patients, and physicians testified about current research on diabetes and discussed the levels of federal funding for diabetes research.

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    Day Trading

    Witnesses testified about the growing practice of day trading. Among the issues addressed were its similarities to gambling, the effect on companies and the stock market, and deceptive…

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    Sweepstakes Mailings and Promotions

    Representatives of sweepstakes companies defended potentially deceptive practices used in sweepstakes contests which advertise and sell magazines. Committee members questioned whether…

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    Sweepstakes Mailings and Promotions

    Witnesses testified that they had been misled by sweepstakes mailings which they believed had confirmed that they had won millions of dollars. Further, they had purchased many items…

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