The US Department of Justice has treated Los Angeles County for at least three decades as an extra-constitutional zone. On such background, synergy between the Los Angeles Superior Court and Countrywide Financial Corporation gave rise to Los Angeles County as "the epicenter of the epidemic of real estate and mortgage fraud."
The financial crisis and corruption of sub-prime lenders have deep roots in Los Angeles County, California:
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