Attorney General Eric Holder, center, with Tony West, Justice Department's lead negotiator, left, and Colorado US Attorney John Walsh, right, announces at the Justice Department in Washington Monday, ... more 
Attorney General Eric Holder, center, with Tony West, Justice Department's lead negotiator, left, and Colorado US Attorney John Walsh, right, announces at the Justice Department in Washington Monday, July 14, 2014, that Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the financial crisis. The agreement comes weeks after talks between the sides broke down, prompting the government to warn that it would sue the New York investment bank. The bank had offered to pay less then $4 billion, a sum substantially less that what the Justice Department was asking for. The settlement stems from the sale of securities made up of subprime mortgages, which fueled both the housing boon and bust that triggered the Great Recession at the end of 2007. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 11:45 AM EDT