The proposed $13 billion settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co is at risk of collapse, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.
The Journal said fights over separate criminal charges and insurance could scuttle the deal, but that talks were ongoing as of Tuesday afternoon.
The paper had previously reported that JPMorgan wanted to recover any portion of the deal related to Washington Mutual bonds from a pool of funds for that bank's creditors at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
That, the paper said, set up the prospect of the FDIC—a federal agency—effectively funding part of JPMorgan's settlement with the government.
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