WASHINGTON — A House lawmaker is demanding Bank of America Corp. turn over new documents to investigators about its decision to not publicly disclose ballooning losses at Merrill Lynch & Co. ahead of a shareholder vote last December.

Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, on Thursday sent a letter to Bank of America Corp. Chief Executive Kenneth Lewis asking for a wide range of documents covering the details surrounding the deal for Merrill Lynch.

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