California Attorney General Edmund "Jerry" Brown Jr. speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles

 
California Attorney General Edmund "Jerry" Brown Jr. speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles
California Attorney General Edmund "Jerry" Brown Jr. speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles, California April 19, 2010. Brown said on Monday he has asked a state court to compel Moody's Investors Service to comply with a subpoena from his office for information on its role in the financial crisis. Brown wants the rating agency to explain how it came to assign its top ratings to securities that were backed by risky subprime mortgages and other assets that later turned toxic. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)