Legal problem after legal problem getting piled higher and deeper for Countrywide in the last couple of weeks...
SEC Begins Formal Probe Of Countrywide
The Securities and Exchange Commission escalated its scrutiny of Countrywide Financial Corp. into a formal investigation, according to a regulatory filing by Bank of America Corp.
The document didn't specify what aspect of the lender the SEC's probe is focused on, although regulators launched an informal inquiry into Countrywide Chairman and CEO Angelo Mozilo's stock trades last fall.
Representatives for Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America and Countrywide declined to comment beyond the filing Friday.
Please note the privacy issue story at the end of this because Countrywide's legal troubles just keep getting piled higher and deeper: