BoA Meddles in Merrill Probe

New York State Attorney General to Bank of America: Get out of my investigation! “We respectfully request that the court reject Bank of America’s continued efforts to stymie the attorney general’s investigation,” Cuomo said in a letter to a New York State Supreme Court judge. Cuomo is investigating Merrill Lynch’s payment of $3.6 billion in bonuses in late December and has subpoenaed seven bonus recipients. BofA is trying to prevent their testimony. According to the bank’s spokesperson, “Bank of America does not believe the attorney general needs the freedom to place private, personal information in the news media in order to conduct his investigation.”