BOA wants to meet with Holder

by Ryan Smith23 Jun 2014
In talks over a possible multibillion dollar lawsuit, it looks like Bank of America has decided it wants to deal with the top dog.

Bank representatives have asked Attorney General Eric Holder to meet with CEO Brian Moynihan, to discuss settling the suit, according to a Reuters report. The government is seeking the settlement over shoddy mortgage-backed securities sold by the bank.

Negotiators for the bank and the Justice Department have had no luck so far in reaching an agreement. Bank of America has put forward a $12 billion figure to settle the suit, but Justice Department negotiators didn’t consider the offer a serious one, Reuters reported. The DOJ, meanwhile, has suggested a figure of $17 billion.

A sticking point in negotiations has been the amount of fines versus the amount of consumer relief, according to Reuters. The bank wants more consumer relief included in the final figure.

Also at issue is whether Bank of America’s recent payment to the Federal Housing Finance Agency should be included as part of the final settlement. In March, the bank paid the FHFA $6.3 billion to settle probes over shoddy mortgage bonds.
 

COMMENTS

  • by SkepticAL | 6/23/2014 12:34:24 PM

    Hmmm, smells somewhat familiar. Recounting - "Friends of Angelo" & suspecting a sequel that will never be published in mainstream media starring none other than the big ol' AG himself.
    Can you say "Friends of Eric"?

  • by Sbharkness | 6/23/2014 5:13:20 PM

    Here is comes...the back room deal of all back room deals. What ever happened to the concept that corporations do not break laws; that the CEO's that run them do? If I as a lowly Mortgage Loan Officer am held accountable for the actions of my third party vendors it only seems fair. Of coarse, I do not have the deep pockets to donate to the political action committee of Congress but..........when are we the people going to get sick of this and do what needs to be done? I am talking about forcing our elected officials to pass campaign finance reform, term limits, and especially after your term the Congressman or Senator is barred in any way shape of form of working as a lobbyist.

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