According to the law firm press release, BofI Holding, Inc. operates as the holding company for Bank of Internet USA. The Bank provides consumer and business banking products in the United States.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) BofI was engaged in unlawful conduct; (ii) the foregoing conduct, when it became known, would subject the Company to heightened regulatory scrutiny and potential criminal sanctions; and (iii) as a result, BofI’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On March 31, 2017, pre-market, the New York Post published an article entitled “Feds probe Bank of Internet for possible money laundering,” disclosing that the Company was the subject of a probe led by the Justice Department and involving the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Treasury Department.
On this news, BofI’s share price fell $1.45 or 5.26%, to close at $26.13 on March 31, 2017.
On November 7, 2017, the Court appointed Lead Plaintiffs. Lead Plaintiff was appointed on November 9.