Tony West resigns from US Justice Department

Senior lawyer behind mortgage mis-selling settlements to step down

Tony West

Tony West, the senior US government lawyer who oversaw the recent multibillion dollar mortgage settlements, has resigned effective September 15.

West has served as associate attorney general, the third most senior position in the Department of Justice, since 2012 and oversaw the $16.6 billion settlement with Bank of America, the single largest corporate settlement in US history, as well as similar settlements with Citigroup.

Regulators charged the banks with failing to tell investors that

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: