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CFPB and DOJ Reach $24.4 Settlement with Mortgage Originator for Alleged Lending Discrimination

On July 27, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that they reached a settlement with a nonbank residential mortgage lender to resolve allegations of race-based lending discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-3619; the Equal Credit Opportunity Act…

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HUD Approves Settlement with Mortgage Lender Resolving Claims of Lending Discrimination

On March 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced ​that it approved a settlement with a national mortgage lender concerning allegations that the mortgage lender discriminated against a consumer in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) when it denied the consumer’s mortgage loan application. The consumer filed a complaint with HUD…

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HUD Approves Conciliation Agreement with National Mortgage Lender Resolving FHA Violations

On March 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced​ that it had approved a conciliation agreement between a national mortgage lender and an African-American woman (the Complainant), resolving allegations that the mortgage lender provided an inaccurate appraisal of the Complainant’s home due to her race in violation of the Fair…

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U.S. Department of Justice Announces $24.9 Million Settlement With National Mortgage Company Resolving False Claims Act Allegations

On October 22, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had reached a settlement with a San Diego-based national mortgage lender, resolving allegations that the company had originated and underwrote mortgages insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) without following program…

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DOJ Announces $15 Million Settlement with Mortgage Originator Over Alleged FCA Violations

On April 29, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it settled allegations that an Illinois-based mortgage lender violated the False Claims Act (FCA), the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), and Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (PFCRA) ​by falsely certifying that it complied with Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance…

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US Attorney Reaches $3.67 Million False Claims Act Settlement with California-Based Mortgage Company Concerning FHA Loans

On February 13, 2019, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California announced an agreement with a California-based mortgage company to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act (FCA). The U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges that between April 2007 and June 2009, the mortgage company underwrote and originated 16 loans…

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Reverse Mortgage Servicer Settles Alleged FCA Violations with DOJ for $4.25 Million

On December 21, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with a mortgage servic​er for $4.25 million, resolving allegations of unlawful reverse mortgage servicing practices. According to the DOJ, the company violated the False Claims Act with respect to its servicing of reverse mortgages, or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)…

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DOJ Announces $14.5 Million Settlement in False Claims Act Suit Against FHA Lender

On December 12, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a $14.5 million settlement of a whistleblower suit alleging False Claims Act violations against a lender who endorsed loans for insurance by the Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”).  The settlement resolves an investigation triggered by a qui tam lawsuit filed by a former employee of the…

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