In his role, he headed the DOJ’s residential mortgage-backed security task force that in the past several months has secured massive settlements with Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and others over the banks’ toxic mortgage lending practices that led to the collapse of the housing economy.
“We have not ruled out holding these organizations or individuals criminally responsible,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said. “The agreement does not preclude the ability to bring criminal charges.”
The Association of Mortgage Investors sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder warning that innocent mortgage-backed securities investors could end up shouldering a huge part of the financial burden if the AG settles a pending MBS case with JPMorgan Chase.
“Nearly every part of the real estate process has been transformed by technology except for home financing. Getting a mortgage is still manual, frustrating and confusing,” said Nick Stamos, CEO and founder of Sindeo..
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