CHARLOTTE, N.C. (

TheStreet

) --

Bank of America's

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board is expected to add

DuPont

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Chairman Charles Holliday as a director at a meeting Monday at which the directors also will be briefed on options if CEO Kenneth Lewis is charged with civil fraud, the

Wall Street Journal

reports.

Holliday would be the bank's sixth new director since June; a total of 10 directors have stepped down from Bank of America's board this year as regulators review its operations.

BofA directors support Lewis and haven't been surprised by any of the

allegations

made by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office, said a person familiar with the matter, the

Journal

reports.

But the board, as part of a broader review, recently said it was working on a new

succession plan

in case the bank needs to make a quick change at the top, the

Journal

notes.

Cuomo's office is weighing possible civil charges against Lewis and Bank of America Chief Financial Officer Joseph Price for not telling shareholders certain material information related to the bank's takeover of

Merrill Lynch

, the newspaper reports. Last week, Federal District Judge Jed Rakoff rejected a proposed $33 million

settlement

between BofA and the

Securities and Exchange Commission

that would have closed the book on the regulator's charge that BofA lied to shareholders about $5.8 billion worth of bonuses to be paid to executives at Merrill.

-- Reported by Joseph Woelfel in New York

.

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