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Residential Capital’s bankruptcy investigated

Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012 at 8:14 pm    

An examiner has been appointed to investigate Residential Capital LLC’s bankruptcy filing under allegations that its pre-bankruptcy transactions with Ally, a company that may buy up ResCap’s assets, were improper.

A bankruptcy examiner, who is usually a bankruptcy lawyer, is typically appointed in cases where fraud, mismanagement, incompetence, and dishonesty are suspected.¬†Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. supported an investigation. Berkshire owns most of ResCap’s debt.

Reuters reports that unsecured creditors and ResCap’s lawyers are against the appointment of a examiner, claiming there is already an investigation underway with its creditor committee. They fear an additional investigation will slow down its reorganization plan.

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