$8.9M Ponzi Scheme Victims Can't Sue BofA, 9th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (March 3, 2016, 2:41 PM EST) -- Investors duped into taking out fraudulent mortgage loans to invest in an $8.9 million Ponzi scheme don't have racketeering claims against Bank of America and another lender, the Ninth Circuit ruled on Wednesday, saying the lenders didn't cause the investors' losses.

The 17 investors claimed the bank violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by aiding Kaveh Vahedi's mortgage fraud and Ponzi schemes. They claimed the banks called him a “carefully screened” business partner and ignored fraudulent loan applications he filed on their behalf. But...
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