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The Billion-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Club – New Members Welcome!

Posted  08/7/14
By Gordon Schnell Apparently, Bank of America is close to inking a deal with the government under which it would pay about $17 billion to settle charges of its mortgage machinations in the run-up to the financial crisis.  If finalized, BofA would be just the latest big bank to cement its membership in the Billion Dollar Mortgage Fraud Club.  Some of the other major banks that make up this elite assemblage, and...

Banks Put Up Over $20 Billion in One Day to Settle Charges of Mortgage and Foreclosure Abuses, But is it Enough?

Posted  01/16/13
By Jason Enzler Last week, the Federal Reserve and the Comptroller of the Currency announced that ten banks have agreed to an $8.5 billion settlement to resolve allegations of foreclosure abuses.  The banks, which include Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup, agreed to pay $3.3 billion directly to eligible borrowers and an additional $5.2 billion in other relief, such as loan...

Wells Fargo Settles for Discriminatory Lending Practices

Posted  07/27/12
By Marlene Koury Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $175 million to settle government charges that it discriminated against qualified African-American and Latino borrowers in its mortgage lending from 2004 through 2009.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the settlement on July 12, 2012, making it the second largest fair lending settlement in the DOJ’s history after its December 2011 settlement with Bank of...

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