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  • AG Holder goes after financial-firm employees     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder pushed back against criticism today regarding criminal convictions of individuals for fraud committed during the financial crisis.

  • In a speech before New York University School of Law, Holder made some of his most extensive comments yet on how the department might better prosecute white-collar crime, proposing larger rewards for Wall Street whistleblowers and more FBI agents with forensic accounting expertise.

  • Holder calls for increased whistleblower rewards Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Justice Department expects to bring criminal charges in the coming months in investigations involving financial institutions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday as he called for better incentives for Wall Street whistleblowers who report crime.

  • Senate: China hacked military contractor networks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- Wall Street whistleblowers who provide U.S. prosecutors with evidence of financial fraud should get larger rewards for their efforts, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to say in a speech on Wednesday, according to a Justice Department official.

  • AG Holder: New rewards for whistleblowers     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    Attorney General Eric Holder will call for an increase to whistleblower payments, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Obama to delay action on immigration reform Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House Aug. 28, 2014.

    President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections.

  • DOJ official who led bank mortgage probes to leave Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 4:37 PM ET
    U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

    Tony West, a senior U.S. Justice Department official who oversaw investigations into bank mortgage practices, is leaving.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- Bank of America Corp has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities. Bank of America said the accord is expected to reduce third-quarter earnings by about $5.3 billion before taxes, or about 43 cents per share after taxes.

  • BofA board backs settlement; announcement soon Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Bank of America branch in New York City

    Bank of America directors are supportive of its proposed $16 billion to $17 billion mortgage-securities settlement, according to someone familiar with the matter.

  • Aug 6- Bank of America Corp is close to a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice to pay more than $16.5 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that the bank and companies it bought sold in the run-up to the financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

  • BofA, DOJ near $17B mortgage-probe settlement Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 5:10 PM ET
    A Bank of American branch office in Oakland, Calif.

    Bank of America and the Justice Department are closing in on a deal to settle mortgage probes that could reach as much as $17 billion.

  • The SEC's Office of Inspector General started the investigation after Reuters published information about the regulator's decision, taken in a closed-door meeting on Sept. 12, 2013, to settle its probe into JPMorgan Chase& Co's massive London Whale trading loss. The SEC made its decision public on Sept. 19, 2013.

  • WASHINGTON- More than 46,000 drug offenders will be eligible for early release from federal prison under an amendment to sentencing guidelines passed on Friday by a U.S. judiciary agency- unless Congress blocks the change. Congress has the authority to block both amendments by Nov. 1 of this year.

  • Department of Justice official on Wednesday issued a thinly veiled threat to Bank of America Corp, saying that banks under investigation for shoddy mortgage securities they sold before the financial crisis must admit to misconduct and pay substantial penalties or face lawsuits from the agency.

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- Citigroup Inc has agreed to pay $7 billion to resolve claims it misled investors about shoddy mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, in a deal that includes the largest civil fraud penalty ever levied by the U.S. Justice Department.

  • July 14- Citigroup Inc has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a U.S. investigation into shoddy mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis, including the largest civil fraud penalty ever levied by the U.S. Justice Department.

  • July 14- Citigroup Inc said it agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a U.S. government investigation into mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. Citigroup said it took a related pre-tax charge of about $3.8 billion in the second quarter. Citigroup's shares were up 3.9 percent at $48.82 in premarket trading on Monday.

  • July 14- Citigroup Inc said it agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a U.S. government investigation into mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. Citigroup said on Monday it would pay $4.5 billion in cash and provide $2.5 billion in consumer relief. Citigroup's shares were up 1.4 percent at $47.65 before the bell.

  • NEW YORK, July 13- Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion to resolve a U.S. government investigation into shoddy mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis in a settlement set to be announced on Monday, sources said.