BB&T Corp. is disputing a statement by an administrative law judge that the company "aided" a fraud scheme at a North Carolina mountain development.

The judge on Thursday made the statement after reinstating a BB&T employee during a whistleblower case before the Department of Labor. BB&T, which said it would appeal the judge's decision, said in a press release Monday that it was the victim of fraud involving the Village of Penland project, losing $20 million.

BB&T also said that the administrative court was hearing an appeal from a 2007 ruling from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which had concluded that the former employee's claims against BB&T lacked merit.

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