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Credit Agency Reaches $1.37 Billion Settlement With DOJ, 19 States over RMBS Ratings

New York-based credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and its parent company, McGraw Hill Financial, have entered into settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorneys General of 19 states and the District of Columbia over claims that S&P misrepresented residential mortgage-backed securities and collaterized debt obligations to investors, according to a release from McGraw Hill on Tuesday morning. As part of the settlement, which is not subject to court approval, McGraw Hill agreed to pay $687.5 million to the Department of Justice and a combined $687.5 million to the states and the District of Columbia.

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Financial Institutions Account for Much of DOJ’s Record $24.7 Billion in Fines Collected in FY 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced earlier this week that it has issued $24.7 billion in fines and penalties from various organizations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, which was more than three times the $8 billion that DOJ collected for FY 2013. Much of the money collected was a result of enforcement actions by DOJ upon financial institutions for their handling of residential mortgage-backed securities.

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House Oversight Committee Wants Securities Settlement Documents

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The ongoing tension between the Justice Department and the House Oversight Committee saw a new development this week as Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), committee chair and vocal critic of Attorney General Eric Holder, requested the department turn over all of its documents related to its recent securities settlements with JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup.

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S&P May be Reopening Settlement Talks with DOJ

A year-and-a-half-long legal case between the U.S. Department of Justice and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services could be over soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, S&P is preparing to resume talks with the DOJ in an effort to settle a $5 billion lawsuit filed by the government in February 2013.

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