Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Bank of America
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol BAC)
Headquartered in: 
North Carolina
Major Industry: 
financial services
Specific Industry: 
banking
Penalty total since 2000: 
$82,630,515,262
Number of records: 
182
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
mortgage abuses$39,950,771,70619
toxic securities abuses$23,204,300,00010
investor protection violation$12,564,514,96336
banking violation$3,954,637,53212
consumer protection violation$864,915,0006
securities issuance or trading violation$757,400,00013
wage and hour violation$381,499,08934
benefit plan administrator violation$283,071,8548
employment discrimination$214,496,5939
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$198,396,4424
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP; BANC OF AMERICA; Banc of America Capital Management LLC et al.; BANC OF AMERICA CAPITAL MGT BACAP DISTRIBUTORS AND BANC OF AMERICA SECURITIES; Banc of America Investment Services, Inc., and Bacap Distributors, LLC; BANC OF AMERICA INVESTMENT SVC; BANK OF AMERICA; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Countrywide Financial Corporation; Countrywide Home Loans; COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS AND BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP; Countrywide Securitie [...]

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For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $6,000,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $7,000,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $1,900,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $6,600,000
Merrill Lynch wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-state $2,645,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-state $4,000,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $3,250,000
Merrill Lynch wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $14,000,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $36,000,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $2,250,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $9,000,000
Countrywide Home Loans Inc. wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $9,649,000
Merrill Lynch wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $6,900,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $73,000,000
Merrill Lynch wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $12,000,000
Merrill Lynch wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $21,000,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-state $16,650,000
Merrill Lynch wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $43,500,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $661,392
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-state $2,500,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $9,000,000
Merrill Lynch wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $37,000,000
Countrywide Financial wage and hour violation 2005 private lawsuit-state $30,000,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2003 private lawsuit-state $4,100,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2001 private lawsuit-state $22,000,000
Merrill Lynch employment discrimination 2013 private lawsuit-federal $38,225,000
Merrill Lynch employment discrimination 2013 private lawsuit-federal $160,000,000
Banc of America Investment Services employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $7,200,000
FleetBoston Financial Corp benefit plan administrator violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $83,401,000
Bank of America Corp benefit plan administrator violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $21,000,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated benefit plan administrator violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $25,000,000
Merrill Lynch benefit plan administrator violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $10,000,000
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $75,000,000
Countrywide Financial Corporation benefit plan administrator violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $55,000,000
LaSalle Bank benefit plan administrator violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $13,500,000
Bank of America False Claims Act and related 2001 AK-AG $35,600,000
Bank of America export control violation 2017 BIS $44,625
Bank of America, N.A. consumer protection violation 2017 CA-MULTI $1,940,000
Bank of America, N.A. consumer protection violation 2014 CFPB $747,000,000
Merrill Lynch financial institution supervision failures 2014 CFTC $1,200,000
Merrill Lynch securities issuance or trading violation 2011 CFTC $350,000
Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, LLC and Merrill Lynch Alternative Investments, LLC data submission deficiencies 2007 CFTC $500,000
Merrill Lynch financial institution supervision failures 2017 CFTC $2,500,000
Bank of America, N.A. interest rate benchmark manipulation 2018 CFTC $30,000,000
Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc. investor protection violation 2019 CFTC (*) $24,900,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated investor protection violation 2019 CFTC $300,000
Countrywide Financial Corp. mortgage abuses 2009 CO-AG $6,000,000
Bank of America privacy violation 2009 CT-AG $350,000
Bank of America fraud 2016 DC-AG $13,000,000
Bank of America fraud 2010 DC-AG $13,502,852
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2009 DE-AG $459,000
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2002 DE-AG $500,000
Bank of America price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2010 DOJ_ANTITRUST $137,300,000
Bank of America Corporation mortgage abuses 2014 DOJ_CIVIL $16,650,000,000
Bank of America Corporation mortgage abuses 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $10,956,600,000
BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP mortgage abuses 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $20,000,000
Merrill Lynch Commodities Inc. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2019 DOJ_CRIMINAL $25,000,000
Bank of America N.A. banking violation 2012 DOJ_RIGHTS $370,000,000
Countrywide Financial Corporation mortgage abuses 2011 DOJ_RIGHTS $335,000,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2011 EBSA $170,854
Bank of America employment discrimination 2014 EEOC $110,000
Bank of America employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $30,000
Merrill Lynch employment discrimination 2008 EEOC $1,550,000
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION banking violation 2015 FED $205,000,000
Bank of America Corporation banking violation 2012 FED $175,500,000
U.S. Trust Corporation banking violation 2001 FED $5,000,000
Bank of America Corporation toxic securities abuses 2014 FHFA $9,300,000,000
Bank of America toxic securities abuses 2013 FHFA $404,000,000
Bank of America toxic securities abuses 2011 FHFA $1,300,000,000
Bank of America toxic securities abuses 2011 FHFA $1,520,000,000
Bank of America toxic securities abuses 2013 FHFA $10,350,000,000
Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. and BAC Home Loans Servicing LP consumer protection violation 2010 FTC $108,000,000
Bank of America consumer protection violation 2014 HI-AG $2,825,000
Countrywide Financial Corp. mortgage abuses 2008 HI-DCCA $84,548,000
Bank of America discriminatory practices 2013 HUD $45,000
Bank of America discriminatory practices 2013 HUD $22,449
Bank of America discriminatory practices 2013 HUD $7,500
Bank of America discriminatory practices 2012 HUD $161,180
Countrywide Home Loans mortgage abuses 2009 IN-AG $2,800,000
Bank of America mortgage abuses 2015 MA-AG $675,000
Bank of America discriminatory practices 2006 MA-AG $50,000
Countrywide Securities Corp. mortgage abuses 2013 MA-AG $17,300,000
Merrill Lynch toxic securities abuses 2009 MA-AG $300,000
Merrill Lynch toxic securities abuses 2008 MA-AG $13,700,000
Bank of America Corp. privacy violation 2010 MO-AG $195,000
Banc of America Securities LLC investor protection violation 2008 MULTI-AG $4,550,000,000
Bank of America investor protection violation 2012 MULTI-AG $2,430,000,000
Bank of America investor protection violation 2013 MULTI-AG $500,000,000
Bank of America mortgage abuses 2012 MULTI-AG (*) $2,382,415,075
Bank of America price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2010 MULTI-AG (*) $67,000,000
Bank of America Corporation mortgage abuses 2014 MULTI-AG (*) $943,000,000
Countrywide Financial Corporation mortgage abuses 2010 MULTI-AG $3,004,100,000
Countrywide Home Loans mortgage abuses 2008 MULTI-AG $8,680,000,000
Merrill Lynch & Co. investor protection violation 2008 MULTI-AG $3,458,333,333
Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. investor protection violation 2002 MULTI-AG (*) $100,000,000
Bank of America toxic securities abuses 2013 NCUA $165,000,000
Banc of America Securities LLC investor protection violation 2010 NJ-AG $1,268,393
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2010 NJ-AG $4,871,620
Merrill Lynch & Co. investor protection violation 2013 NJ-AG $45,000,000
Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc. financial institution supervision failures 2005 NJ-AG $10,000,000
Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Inc. investor protection violation 2010 NJ-AG $728,260
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