Today the United States filed a civil complaint for more than $1 billion against Bank of America, alleging that its component Countrywide engaged in a massive scheme to sell defective mortgage loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from 2007 to 2009. According to the lawsuit, "In order to increase the speed at which it originated and sold loans …
Countrywide eliminated every single checkpoint on loan quality and
compensated its employees solely based on the volume of loans originated."
Check out this AP report for more detail.