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Regional Bank Settles Claims for $1.225 Million that it Ignored Fraudulent Transactions Committed by Third-Party Payment Processors

On March 12, 2015, the Justice Department announced a settlement with a regional bank over allegations that the bank violated FIRREA by permitting an intermediary third-party payment processor to process fraudulent payments through the bank. The payment processor opened an account at the bank for the purpose of processing electronic…

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Regional Bank Settles Criminal and Civil Claims for $4.9 Million that it Ignored Fraudulent Transactions Committed by Third-Party Payment Processors

On March 10, 2015, the Justice Department announced a settlement with a regional bank over allegations that the bank permitted a third-party payment processor to process fraudulent payments through the bank. As part of the settlement, the DOJ filed a criminal information alleging a felony violation of the Bank Secrecy…

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National Bank Settles Claims with DOJ Related to Robo-Signing and Other Improper Practices in Bankruptcy Cases for $50 Million

On March 3, 2015, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a settlement with a national bank over allegations that the bank signed payment change notices in bankruptcy court without reviewing the accuracy of the documents and submitted inaccurate escrow statements. The U.S. Trustee initiated the investigation after the bank allegedly…

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National Bank Agrees to Pay $123.5 million As Part of a Settlement with the Justice Department Over Mortgage Lending Violations

On February 25, 2015, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a settlement with a national bank over allegations that the bank originated and underwrote mortgage loans that did not meet applicable Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (“HUD”) requirements under the Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) insurance program. The settlement covers…

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Justice Department Reaches Settlement with a National Motor Vehicle Lender Over Repossessions That Violated the Servicemembers Relief Act

On February 25, 2015, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a settlement with a national motor vehicle lender over allegations that the company repossessed over 1,1000 cars in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. Sections 501-597b. A consent order was filed in the U.S. District Court for…

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DOJ Reaches First “Buy Here, Pay Here” Auto-Lending Discrimination Settlement

The DOJ announced a settlement of the first “buy here, pay here” discriminatory auto-lending lawsuit. The complaint, filed in January, 2014 by the DOJ, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina and the North Carolina Attorney General in the U.S. District Court for the Western District…

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