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Newspaper Files Motion to Unseal Depositions in Fairholme GSE Profits Lawsuit

The newspaper has asked the Court to remove the protected information tag from the depositions of Edward DeMarco, who was the director of the Federal Housing Finance Administration from 2009 to 2014, and Mario Ugoletti, who was a senior official with the U.S. Department of Treasury in 2008 when the government bailed out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at a combined price of $187.5 billion.

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FHFA Inspector General Cautions Profitability of GSEs Might Not Continue

In a white paper released Wednesday titled "The Continued Profitability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is Not Assured," the Office of Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) warned that the profitability of the two GSEs may not continue due to their having to rely on core earnings for profits in the future.

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Will Freddie Mac Require Another Draw from Treasury?

A hugely profitable year in 2013 for both Fannie Mae ($84 billion) and Freddie Mac ($49 billion) shifted widespread speculation from winding down the two GSEs to instead ending FHFA's conservatorship of the two Enterprises, which began in September 2008 after the two received a combined $188 billion from Treasury in bailout funds.

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FHFA Director Says He Is Powerless to Alter GSE Bailout Agreement

As stakeholders continue to battle with the government over what they say should be their share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's profits, the regulator in charge of overseeing the two GSEs says he's not in a position to act on that situation. Watt says he has no plans to change is the GSEs' current bailout agreement with the government, which has allowed the Treasury Department to sweep nearly all of their profits since August 2012.

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