Goldman Sachs Settles With FHFA For $3.15 Billion

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) –  The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. announced that Goldman, Sachs & Co. (Goldman) has reached agreements with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) (as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) to resolve all federal and state securities law claims brought by FHFA with respect to residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the 2005-2007 period.

Under the terms of the agreements, Goldman is repurchasing the RMBS for $3.15 billion.

Gregory K. Palm, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., stated “We are pleased to have resolved these matters.”

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Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, an online real estate, mortgage broker, and vocational school founded in 1997, where he also serves as Chief Executive Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational and post-secondary school instructor licenses in several states and has authored numerous real estate continuing education and pre-licensing courses and has been awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education. Memberships include ARELLO (Association of Real Estate License Law Officials), the National Association of REALTORS®, Oregon Association of REALTORS®, and Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®. Awards and service include REALTOR® Emeritus in the National Association, Life Member award in Portland Metro Association and Chairperson of the Oregon Real Estate Forms Committee. OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.