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Countrywide Bank Won Influence with Discount Loans to VIPs: Report

The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of Fannie Mae, according to a House report.

Why Countrywide's Fraudster-in-Chief Isn't Going to Prison

Angelo Mozilo, the former head of Countrywide Financial, isn't going to jail. In fact, he won't even face a trial. Wondering how the most convictable CEO among the titans who brought down the financial system is getting off so easy? The answer lies in the revolving door between Wall Street and its "regulators."

Allstate Sues Bank of America Over Toxic Securities

Allstate is suing Bank of America and its Countrywide Financial division over Countrywide's sale of $700 million in mortgage-backed securities to the insurance giant, alleging that Countrywide knew in advance that the assets would drop in value because of a high percentage of defaults.

Countrywide's Mozilo Settles With SEC

Countrywide Financial Corp. co-founder Angelo Mozilo, along with two others, has reached a settlement agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission related to charges of insider trading and civil fraud.

Calif. Sues City Officials for Overpaying Themselves

California Attorney General Jerry Brown is suing eight current and former city executives from the town of Bell over ridiculously the absurdly inflated salaries they paid themselves, which they financed by overcharging Bell residents on taxes and fees.

Former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo Must Face Trial

Angelo Mozilo, former CEO of Countrywide Financial Corp., must face trial on charges he misled investors about the risks associated with subprime lending, a judge in Los Angeles ruled. U.S. District Judge John F. Walter denied requests from Mozilo and two other former Countrywide executives for a ruling that there were no genuine issues to be tried, Bloomberg News said.

Seven Villians of the Financial Crisis: Where Are They Now?

The financial crisis was produced by a complex set of circumstances, including a massive housing bubble, poor regulation and irresponsible lending on an epic scale. A handful of bankers became the public faces of the crisis, and now, two years later, we take a look at what became of them.