Bank of America may be facing civil charges over mortgage backed securities and other mortgage-related matters. The bank said in a regulatory filing Thursday that the Department of Justice told the company that it intends to file civil charges related to one or two jumbo-prime securitizations.

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The civil complaint claims Bank of America (BofA) defrauded investors who purchased more than $850 million in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) contained in a particular bond (BOAMS 2008-A). The fraud occurred when BofA failed to tell investors that more than 70% of the mortgages backing the bond were bad, and that they came from mortgage brokers that weren’t affiliated with the bank.

It said it had "been advised by the staff of the DoJ that it intends to file civil charges against Bank of America entities arising from one or two jumbo prime securitisations".

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Bank of America’s settlement. West said the Justice Department reserves the right to file further charges against individuals or criminal charges. “We have many tools in our tool box,” said West..

The U.S. government on Tuesday filed two civil lawsuits against Bank of America that accuse the bank of investor fraud in its sale of $850 million of residential mortgage-backed securities.