United States District Judge Andre M. Davis dismissed all remaining civil charges last week against former Bank of America executive Charles Bryceland on mutual fund timing and late trading. Although the Securities and Exchange Commission, NASD and New York Attorney General have never charged Bryceland, he was named and then dropped as a defendant in a number of earlier cases.

Despite reports that Bryceland and BoA mutual fund chief Robert Gordon were fired for their involvement in the illegal trades, Bryceland's attorney said his client resigned for reasons unrelated to the scandal and, in fact, had tendered his resignation a full eight months before the case broke.

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