Wells Fargo has come under a fresh wave of public scrutiny over allegations that the largest mortgage servicer developed an in-house, how-to manual for producing bogus documents to justify foreclosures.

Bankruptcy attorney Linda Tirelli has unearthed a 150-page document that she says outlines "a step-by-step procedure" for Wells Fargo's lawyers to request retroactive documentation that another lender has signed over a loan to the bank. Such documentation, known as an endorsement, is needed to prove that Wells Fargo now owns the loan and has the right to foreclose on the borrower.

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