Bank of America agrees to record $17bn settlement over mortgage fraud

Bank of America agrees to record $17bn settlement over mortgage fraud

America’s second largest lender has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with US federal authorities for selling toxic mortgages misleading investors, the Justice Department said Thursday.

“This historic resolution – the largest such settlement on record – goes far beyond ‘the cost of doing business,’” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement posted on the US Justice Department website on Thursday.

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