Kenneth M. Duberstein -- one of the few remaining directors from the "Raines era" at Fannie Mae -- will step down on Feb. 15, according to a federal filing by the company.Mr. Duberstein has been a Fannie Mae director since 1998. He is chairman and chief executive of The Duberstein Group Inc., an independent strategic planning and consulting firm. In years past, Mr. Duberstein's lobbying firm has done work for the company. Mr. Raines was forced out of Fannie in December 2004 as the government-sponsored enterprise's accounting scandal widened. The Raines-era directors -- including Mr. Duberstein -- are defendants in a shareholder lawsuit that accuses board members (and current and former executives) of profiting from the GSE's accounting manipulations "via huge bonuses, improper stock sales and/or a web of lucrative personal" and financial interrelationships. Fannie Mae can be found on the Web at http://www.fanniemae.com.

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