Cuomo Orders BofA to Name Bonus Takers

Subpoena issued after CEO's grilleing by Merrill bonus probe
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2009 7:26 AM CST
Bank of America Corp.'s CEO Ken Lewis, center, is surrounded by reporters as he arrives at New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis has been ordered to hand over a full list of Merrill Lynch execs who received bonuses just before the bank took over the company, reports Reuters. Lewis was grilled for hours yesterday in the offices of New York AG Andrew Cuomo, who's looking into $3.6 billion in bonuses handed out ahead of the government-backed merger.

"We've been asking for a list of who got what," Cuomo's assistant said. "We obviously wanted to question Mr. Lewis about this list and are very disappointed that Bank of America has chosen not to produce it."