Federal court tosses #Fanniegate suit seeking to inspect Freddie Mac’s records

In what is already being called a “blow to shareholders,” by John Carney of the Wall Street Journal, a federal court in Virginia ruled Tuesday that a Freddie Macshareholder does not have the right to inspect the government-sponsored enterprise’s financial records, thanks to the conservatorship agreements that went into effect when the government took over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia tossed out a lawsuit brought against Freddie Mac by Tim Pagliara, who sought to review the GSE’s books in an attempt to prove that the government is illegally taking the profits of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae from shareholders.

Pagliara is the CEO of CapWealth Advisors, the leader of Investors Unite, an organization that seeks to protect the rights of all the investors that own shares in Fannie and Freddie, and a prominent member of “#FannieGate”, a viral movement on Twitter that has become shorthand for the government’s supposed theft of Fannie and Freddie.

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