Hey, buddy, can you spare a billion? I know, I know -- bad joke. But last week, Freddie Mac asked the bankruptcy judge handling Lehman's bankruptcy to investigate $1.2 billion in claims it says Lehman hasn't yet paid. That's not a small chunk of change, for one thing.
From Reuters, who reported on the story:
Freddie Mac, which was bailed out by the U.S. government last month, said it is missing $1.2 billion from two fund transactions conducted in August, according to court documents.