Bank: Error led to Blackburn's Home Foreclosure

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) -- A bank's mistake caused a Tennessee congresswoman's home to enter foreclosure.

Bank officials say Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's home was placed into foreclosure proceedings because of a processing error.

GreenBank spokesman Bill Adams said in a letter dated Thursday that Blackburn's husband had authorized several electronic mortgage payments for the suburban Nashville home, but that the bank failed to send the money to Countrywide Financial. Adams says the Greeneville-based bank is working with Countrywide to resolve the issue.

Blackburn was sworn into her fourth term in Congress this week. Her district spans from suburban Memphis to Clarksville.

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