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Obama wants new corporate Financial Crimes Unit in Justice Department

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WASHINGTON-- President Obama in his State of the Union address is announcing the creation of a Financial Crimes unit in the Justice Department to probe banks and financial companies that helped contribute to the mortgage meltdown with risky loans.

He is also asking Congress to increase the penalities for fraud, so fines are not just seen as a business expense.

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