Whistleblower Attys Eye DOJ Fraud Theory For New Bounties

Law360, New York (August 07, 2013, 8:46 PM ET) -- A 1989 fraud law at the center of recent government actions such as Tuesday’s mortgage bond suit against Bank of America Corp. features a little-noticed $1.6 million whistleblower award provision that has the plaintiffs bar abuzz.

The U.S. Department of Justice says BofA sold $850 million in mortgage-backed securities to five investors in 2008 without disclosing shoddy underwriting standards for the loans. The suit is the latest filed against a major Wall Street player under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, an anti-fraud law...
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United States of America


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3:13-cv-00446

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North Carolina Western

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Forfeit/Penalty: Other

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Max O. Cogburn, Jr

Date Filed

August 6, 2013


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Securities and Exchange Commission v. Bank of America, N.A. et al


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3:13-cv-00447

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North Carolina Western

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Securities/Commodities

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Max O. Cogburn, Jr

Date Filed

August 6, 2013

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