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  • UBS expecting DOJ lawsuit over pre-crisis mortgage bonds

    Lawsuit could come as soon as this week
    UBS, which has already paid out hundreds of millions of dollars over its pre-crisis mortgage securitization activities, is about to be facing another massive lawsuit for the same conduct. UBS revealed late Wednesday that it is expecting to be sued by the Department of Justice over its issuance, underwriting and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities from 2006 to 2007.
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  • HSBC agrees to $765 million settlement with DOJ over pre-crisis mortgages

    Plus $26.8 million settlement with Massachusetts
    HSBC revealed Monday that it recently agreed to a “settlement-in-principle” with the Department of Justice that would see the bank pay a $765 million civil penalty that would resolve an investigation into the bank’s mortgage origination and securitization activities from 2005 to 2007. But that's not the only pending settlement for the London-based bank.
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  • Barclays agrees to pay $2 billion to settle crisis-era RMBS fraud charges

    Two subprime mortgage bond traders also fined $2 million
    Barclays Capital will pay $2 billion to the federal government to settle charges brought against the bank by the Department of Justice, which accused the company of misleading investors about the quality of the underlying subprime and Alt-A mortgages in $31 billion in mortgage bonds, which, as the DOJ put it, “proved to be catastrophic failures.”
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  • Former Deutsche Bank head subprime mortgage bond trader fires back at U.S. fraud charges

    Denies all charges, accuses government of ‘concocting a baseless theory of fraud’
    Paul Mangione, the former head of subprime mortgage trading at Deutsche Bank who stands accused over overseeing systemic mortgage bond fraud during the run-up to the financial crisis, says that the government kowtowed to public pressure to see individuals held responsible for the financial crisis by filing lawsuit against him that is wrong, unfair, and without merit.
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  • Shocker: U.S. sues former Deutsche Bank head subprime mortgage bond trader for crisis-era fraud

    Paul Mangione accused of ‘systematically, intentionally’ lying about subprime mortgages
    In what can only be regarded as a shocking development, the United States is suing the former head of subprime mortgage trading at Deutsche Bank over “systematically and intentionally” lying about the quality of subprime mortgages that backed nearly $1.5 billion in mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the crisis.
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  • Wells Fargo withholds $90 million for legal costs, shakes up mortgage bond market

    RMBS deals originated in 2004 and 2005
    Wells Fargo held $90 million back from residential mortgage-backed securities investors recently, saying that it needed the money to cover legal expenses. The legal expenses stem from lawsuits brought by BlackRock and PIMCO. Analysts suggest that the unexpected move could have an impact on the mortgage bond market. Here are the details.
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  • RMBS trustees accept $2.4 billion toxic mortgage settlement from Lehman Brothers

    BlackRock, Goldman Sachs among institutional investors in settlement
    The trustees in a series of residential mortgage-backed securities trusts reached a settlement with the remains of Lehman Brothers Holdings that could be worth more than $2.4 billion over claims that the trust contained toxic mortgages. Also taking part in the settlement are 14 institutional investors, including: BlackRock Financial Management, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
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  • Credit Suisse reaches $5.28 billion mortgage bond settlement

    Required to provide $2.8 billion in consumer relief
    For the second time in as many days, the Department of Justice announced that it reached a multi-billion dollar settlement with a foreign-based bank over its mortgage securitization practices leading up to the housing crisis. On Tuesday, the DOJ announced that it reached a $7.2 billion settlement with Deutsche Bank. Now, it’s Credit Suisse’s turn.
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  • It's official: Deutsche Bank reaches $7.2 billion RMBS settlement

    Largest RMBS settlement ever
    Late last year, Deutsche Bank announced that it reached a $7.2 billion settlement with the Department of Justice in connection with the bank’s issuance and underwriting of residential mortgage-backed securities between 2005 and 2007. Although the bank made the announcement in late December, the settlement was not official, but it is now.
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