Rollin' the Dice on Parkdale Road

Though the credit meltdown may have seemed a sudden development to some, critics had been warning that massive mortgage-backed securities were doomed to fail, perhaps from their inception.

Financial institutions gambled billions on millions of mortgages like this one, profiled from federal court records.

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'I need to advise them to fall behind on their payments, and that's ludicrous to me.'

'Every day was totally pressure-filled, client-filled. There was no break.'

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