Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 5, 2004) -- A U.S. district judge here has ordered former Freddie Mac chief executive Leland Brendsel to testify in a federal probe into accounting errors at the government-sponsored mortgage financing concern.

Brendsel had been fighting a subpoena issued by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, the regulator charged with policing Freddie Mac and its larger sibling, Fannie Mae. However, the ruling upheld the summons, forcing Brendsel to appear before the OFHEO.

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