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01/05/2012 05:17 pm ET

Defendant In Attorney General's Fraud Suit Calls Mortgage Scam Crackdown A 'Witch Hunt'

After the attorney general's office filed suit against his home loan modification company, one Northbrook businessman says he's the target of a witch hunt.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court two weeks ago against Anatoly Nirshberg and his business, Acceptance Financial, charging them with fraud and deceptive practices. According to the attorney general's office, Nirshberg and his company took payments from homeowners seeking loan modifications, then never followed through on their promise to help.

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