reckless origination and underwriting

Wells Fargo hoped it would help it avoid a very costly sit-down with Preet Bharara, but a federal appeals panel didn’t buy the “we’re just an old-timey stagecoach company that didn’t know we were saddling the government with the bill for all of the bad loans we were making, and oh yea didn’t we already settle this thing already?” argument. Expect another “Bank X To Pay $Y Billion To Settle Mortgage Claims” headline between now and early next year. Read more »