The Securities and Exchange Commission’s top accountant last night told mortgage funding giant Fannie Mae that it should correct its past accounting, a directive that could erase 38 percent of the profit the government-sponsored company has claimed since the beginning of 2001.
Fannie said last month that if it was required to make such a correction, it might have to record $9 billion of previously unreported losses.
“Fannie Mae’s accounting did not comply in material respects” with two major accounting rules, the SEC’s chief accountant, Donald T. Nicolaisen, said in a written statement. Instead of following requirements, “Fannie Mae internally developed its own unique methodology,” Nicolaisen said.
In other words: Deceived. Manipulated. Cooked the books. The SEC is telling Fannie Mae to restate its earnings and word is that 9 Fannie Mae execs may be on their way out.
Fannie Mae shares fell $1.54, or 2 percent, to $69.15 in trading midday today on the New York Stock Exchange.
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