BofA Sued by U.S. for $1 Billion Over Alleged Mortgage Fraud

Bank of America Corp. (BAC) was sued by the U.S. attorney in Manhattan for allegedly engaging in a scheme to defraud Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The complaint alleges that Countrywide Financial Corp., which was later bought by Bank of America, implemented a loan- origination process that generated thousands of fraudulent or defective loans that were sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to a statement today from the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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