U.S. Attorney General Holder arrives at a joint news conference to announce a major financial fraud enforcement action at the Justice Department in Washington

 
U.S. Attorney General Holder arrives at a joint news conference to announce a major financial fraud enforcement action at the Justice Department in Washington
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (C) arrives at a joint news conference to announce a major financial fraud enforcement action at the Justice Department in Washington February 5, 2013. The U.S. government is seeking more than $5 billion in a lawsuit against rating agency Standard & Poor's over mortgage bond ratings, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. The civil suit against S&P and its parent McGraw-Hill Cos Inc is the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating agency over alleged illegal behavior related to the 2007-2009 U.S. financial crisis. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas