Originally Posted By: Michael McAuliff
Chuck Schumer so likes the taste of one bit of federal pork he got, he wants the whole country to enjoy it.
The project in question is a $875,000 program he got funded for the Brooklyn DA to set up a unit of investigators to crack down on mortgage fraud by unscrupulous lenders.
At a time when millions of people across the country are desperate for mortgage help, they make easy prey for scammers, the senator reasons. So Schumer is proposing a bill to spend $100 million for prosecutors all over to hire investigators, forensic accountants, and attorneys dedicated to real estate con artists.