California Attorney General Jerry Brown requested information from Financial Security Assurance Holdings Ltd. related to an investigation of the credit rating agencies, the firm said in a first-quarter 2009 filing yesterday.

FSA's 2009 first-quarter filings said the requests were related to antitrust concerns associated with the rating agencies and mirrored what it had said in the annual report it filed earlier this year. Competitor Ambac Financial Group Inc. first revealed the existence of the investigation last November when it reported that Brown's office had requested information.

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