The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) suit against Goldman Sachs centers on the allegation that the Wall Street firm failed to disclose to investors the role an opportunistic hedge fund, Paulson & Co., played in choosing the assets underlying a CDO, before betting against it.

But detailed and updated data about these assets — mortgage loans populating 90 MBS that made up the $2 billion CDO called ABACUS 2007-ACI — were there for all to analyze, providing they paid for it.

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