A former Countrywide Financial vice president who filed a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging fraudulent mortgage and securities practices is collecting $57 million from Bank of America’s $16.65 billion federal penalty.… Continue Reading
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Two recent blockbuster DOJ settlements have two things in common: 1) record-setting financial penalties, and 2) a portion of those penalties being set aside to fund programs to benefit the communities harmed by the crime.… Continue Reading
Bank of America is paying $16.65 billion to settle fraud claims by federal and state enforcement agencies and regulators that relate back to the financial crisis of 2008. It’s “the largest civil settlement with a single entity in American history,” the DOJ said Thursday.… Continue Reading
Judge Jed Rakoff of the U.S. district court in New York on Wednesday ordered Bank of America to pay a $1.27 billion fine for fraud perpetrated by Countrywide Financial Corp., a mortgage company the bank acquired in 2008.… Continue Reading