JPMorgan Chase agrees to $905,000 settlement with Indiana officials

JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $905,000 in a settlement with Indiana officials over losses from mortgage-backed securities purchased in 2006, just before the controversial investment vehicle contributed to a national financial meltdown.

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said Tuesday that the settlement was the result of an investigation into the sale of residential-mortgage backed securities in Indiana. The Indiana State Teachers’ Retirement Fund purchased such investments issued by the New York-based bank in 2006.

The Secretary of State’s Office has alleged that JPMorgan Chase did not disclose critical information about the quality of the collateral loans underpinning the securities to investors who purchased them.

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