Barclays to pay $2 billion to US to settle mortgage suit
NEW YORK (AP) — Barclays has agreed to pay $2 billion in civil penalties to the U.S. government to settle a lawsuit alleging it was involved in a fraudulent scheme to sell residential mortgage-backed securities.
The announcement was made today by the U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn.
The Justice Department sued the Britain-based Barclays Bank and several of its U.S. affiliates in late 2016 over the sale of risky mortgage-backed securities between 2005 and 2007.
Barclays CEO Jes Staley said in a statement the settlement was "fair and proportionate."