Mortgage servicers could soon face criminal actions in Nevada, according to the state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. Masto reportedly opposed releasing the largest servicers from future criminal liability. Earlier in September, Iowa AG Tom Miller, who is leading the settlement talks, pledged the final agreement would not indemnify the banks from any criminal actions and not all civil suits. Miller's office further clarified that immunity from criminal prosecution is not and never has been part of the settlement negotiations. "Criminal actions are likely coming to the industry soon," a spokesperson for Masto's office told HousingWire Wednesday, though no other details were provided. Masto's office did not disclose which servicers would face criminal charges, nor which specific charges would be filed. But a spokesperson did point out that in October 2008, Masto reached a deal with Countrywide Financial Corp. to provide modifications for eligible borrowers. This past January, Masto filed an amended complaint, alleging Countrywide, since acquired by Bank of America (BAC), had not lived up to its end of the deal. In August, Masto submitted a second amended complaint against BofA and its subsidiaries Countrywide, asserting again the servicer violated the consent judgment agreement reached in 2008. In October 2010, the 50 state AGs launched an investigation into how widespread the robo-signing scandal had spread. Servicers were found to be signing documents en masse and filing faulty affidavits with state courthouses, a violation of law in judicial foreclosure states. The Acting Comptroller of the Currency John Walsh said a review of the 14 major mortgage servicers would look at nearly 4.5 million foreclosure files nationwide over the next several months. Write to Jon Prior. Follow him on Twitter @JonAPrior