Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Countrywide Financial Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Bank of America
Penalty: 
$335,000,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
December 21, 2011
Primary Offense: 
mortgage abuses
Secondary Offense: 
discriminatory practices
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice reached a settlement with Countrywide Financial Corporation and its subsidiaries to resolve allegations that they engaged in a widespread pattern or practice of discrimination against qualified African-American and Hispanic borrowers in their mortgage lending from 2004 through 2008.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Rights Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.