01/27/2012 11:52 am ET Updated Mar 28, 2012

Eric Holder: Justice Department Issued Subpoenas To 11 Financial Firms

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that civil subpoenas have been recently issued to 11 different financial institutions, as he announced new efforts to investigate the residential mortgage-backed securities market.

Holder said at a Justice Department news conference that he could not go into the details. (Reporting By Jim Vicini; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)