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BRIEF-US atty for southern district of ny, hud say they have filed a civil fraud mortgage lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co <WFC.N>

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co :

* US atty for southern district of ny, hud say they have filed a civil fraud

mortgage lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co

* U.S. government seeks damages and penalties under false claims act for

alleged misconduct involving fha loans-statement

* Suit alleges that as a result of false certifications by wells fha has paid

hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance claims.