A bankruptcy judge has given the okay for creditors of failed brokerage firm Refco Inc. to seek information from former Refco executives and insiders about the company's collapse.

Refco's creditors committee has already obtained $750 million in settlements, but asked the judge to compel information from former executives who might have knowledge about the location of assets. A Manhattan judge did just that -- ordering executives including former Refco senior vice president Christopher Sugrue and former Refco executive vice president Thomas Hackl to hand over documents requested by the group.

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