Overstating the quality of loans is called fraud, Fraud, FRAUD; untrue statements are lies; breaching the law is committing illegal acts. "Complaints" are sounds children make when they stub their toes. Language used in lawsuits is part of the way that fraud has become decriminalized.
FDIC Sues Goldman, JP Morgan Over Mortgage-Backed Securities
By Andrew Harris - Bloomberg Businessweek
Goldman Sachs & Co. and units of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Ally Financial Inc. overstated the quality of loans underlying mortgage-backed securities they sold to the failed Guaranty Bank in Austin, Texas, according to lawsuits brought by the FDIC as its receiver.In three separate complaints filed in state court in Austin on Aug. 17, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. alleged those institutions and others sold about $5.4 billion worth of certificates to Guaranty Bank.
“The defendants made numerous statements of material fact about the certificates and, in particular, about the credit quality of the mortgage loans that backed them,” according to each of the FDIC complaints. “Many of those statements were untrue.”
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