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National Mortgage Lender Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $48 Million

On December 28, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $48 million settlement with a national mortgage lender, resolving allegations that the lender violated the False Claims Act by underwriting and endorsing Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured loans that failed to comply with FHA underwriting guidelines. The settlement was the result of an…

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CFPB Enters Into Consent Orders with Three Reverse Mortgage Companies Over Misrepresentations

On December 7, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered into consent orders with three different reverse mortgage companies concerning alleged violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA) and Regulation N’s prohibitions on making material misrepresentations as to any “mortgage credit product.” The first consent order…

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Jury Issues $92 Million Verdict Under the False Claims Act Against Mortgage Companies and CEO

On November 30, 2016, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas announced that a federal jury in the Southern District of Texas issued a verdict finding several related mortgage companies and their CEO liable in connection with their participation in the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance program.  The verdicts were the result of…

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Q3 2016 Sees Significant Decrease in State Enforcement Actions; Federal Agencies Hold Steady (Interactive Charts Inside)

In the third quarter of 2016, Consumer Enforcement Watch tracked 37 enforcement actions taken against consumer financial service providers.  This represents a decrease from the 46 enforcement actions that were tracked last quarter and the 50 actions that we tracked in Q1.  25 of the Q3 enforcement actions were settlements…

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Ohio AG Files Lawsuit Against Mortgage-Relief Services Provider

On November 4, 2016, the Ohio Attorney General’s office (AG) announced it filed a complaint against a California-based mortgage-relief services provider and its director (Defendants) alleging violations of Ohio’s consumer protection laws.  The complaint alleges that the provider sent advertisements to Ohio residents stating that the company has helped consumers to “receive payment…

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Another Mortgage Lender Settles with DOJ Over Alleged FHA Insurance Fraud

On October 19, 2016 the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) announced that it had settled with a Massachusetts-based mortgage lender and its CEO for $1,025,000 to resolve allegations that the mortgage lender submitted false insurance claims on mortgages insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA).  The USAO…

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