California joins multi-state foreclosure investigation

California officials are joining a multi-state effort to investigate mortgage "robo-signers" - employees of lending institutions who've approved foreclosures without reading the documents.

Jim Finefrock, a spokesman for California Attorney General Jerry Brown, said today his office will participate in the investigation. The effort is to be led by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.

Brown has previously called on all lenders to halt foreclosures in California temporarily

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