BofA to Pay $16.65 Billion to End U.S. Mortgage Probes
Bank of America Corp. will pay $16.65 billion to end federal and state probes into mortgage bond sales, the harshest penalty yet related to loans that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, the Justice Department said.
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