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Entries in Judge Jed S. Rakoff (4)

Thursday
Jul312014

BofA fined $1.27 billion for Countrywide mortgage fraud

Judge Jed Rakoff of the U.S. district court in New York on Wednesday ordered Bank of America to pay a $1.27 billion fine for fraud perpetrated by Countrywide Financial Corp., a mortgage company the bank acquired in 2008.

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Monday
Jun162014

An Englishman asks if Judge Rakoff was right

It’s not just the language that divides us. On June 4 the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed down its judgment in SEC v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. This was not, as the citation suggests, a titanic battle fought to legal death but rather the parties coming together to challenge a federal judge’s decision not to endorse a settlement between them. The SEC and Citigroup were at one in their submissions to the appellate court.

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Wednesday
Jun042014

Second circuit says Judge Rakoff was wrong to reject SEC, Citigroup settlement

U.S. Federal District Judge Jed S. RakoffA three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that Judge Jed S. Rakoff made a mistake when he rejected a negotiated settlement between the SEC and Citigroup three years ago.

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Wednesday
Dec182013

Judge Rakoff asks: Why no prosecutions for top executives?

In the New York Review of Books, Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, wonders why the high-level executives who brought us to the brink of collapse in the recent financial crisis have escaped prosecution.

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