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Prosecutors question former Bear Stearns exec: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are talking to high ranking officials at Bear Stearns Cos Inc BSC.N after the collapse of two hedge funds last summer, and an indictment of the firm is possible, CNBC's reporter Charlie Gasparino said on Thursday.

Prosecutors recently spoke to former asset management head Rich Marin, Gasparino said. A spokesman for Bear Stearns was not immediately available for comment.

Bear’s shares fell about 3 percent in pre-market trading to $79.60 after the report.

Reporting by Dan Wilchins; Editing by Derek Caney

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