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Allied Home Mortgage was once the largest privately held FHA lender in the United States. It wrote more mortgages than many big banks. That all came to a crushing halt in November 2011 when the U.S. Department of Justice intervened in a False Claims Act claim filed by a former branch manager turned whistleblower. At the same time, HUD took its own action to shut down the lending giant.
Whistleblowers from Wells Fargo are coming out of the woodwork. Finally someone is listening. For years, some whistleblowers have been trying to tell the world about all the financial mismanagement at America’s third largest bank ($1.8 trillion in assets, 265,000 employees). We, of course, have always listened but getting folks to come forward is difficult.
Allied Home Mortgage, Whistleblowers and the Future of the Mortgage Industry by Emily Pfund | Link to original source (104K) Last week, a federal jury in Texas imposed a nearly $93 million penalty against Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corp. and Allied Home Mortgage Corp. (now known as AllQuest Home Mortgage Corp.
Another bank closed its doors today. Guaranty Bank, based in Glendale, Wisconsin, is no more. At precisely 5:00 pm, regulators closed the bank. With 119 branches in 5 states, only 12 will reopen in the morning. The rest are gone for good. Guaranty Bank’s woes began shortly after the real estate market crashed in 2008. Within a year of the crash, the bank was hurting.
A History of Wells Fargo Fraud Fines and Settlements Over the Last Few Years and a Call for Whistleblowers Can Wells Fargo’s corporate ethics sink any lower? Apparently, the answer is yes. Much lower. There just seems to be no bottom. If you think the most recent scandal involving over up to 2 million phony accounts created without the permission of their customers was over ...
NY Attorney Anthony Cornachio Charged with Medicaid Fraud (photo from NY Attorney General’s Office) Don’t think that people charged with Medicaid fraud only wear white lab coats. Home health aides, billing specialists, pharmacies, hospitals, third party billing companies, patient recruiters and yes, lawyers have all been charged with Medicaid fraud.
DOJ Investigating Standard Chartered – FCPA Whistleblower Post October 4, 2016 by Brian Mahany Did a Standard Chartered Affiliate Violate the FCPA by Paying Bribes to Foreign Officials? The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Standard Chartered PLC over allegations the company paid bribes to foreign government officials.
In the Blogs: The Season Approaches by Jeff Stimpson | Link to original source (119K) Highlights of some of our favorite tax-related blogs from the past week. Like it is TaxMama: Following “a total paradigm shift in our government,” the nuts and bolts of what Trump’s plan means for changes individuals can expect in their tax lives. Hint: “a mixed bag of goodies and sillies.
Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins January 17, 2017 by Brian Mahany Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Agree that Big Pharma Must Rein in Prescription Drug Costs Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are about as polar opposites as two politicians can be. Sanders is a “tax the rich” liberal Democrat.
Book Review SAINTS, SINNERS, AND HEROES – Covert Ops in the War against the C-Suite Mafia, author Brian Mahany Link to original source (166K) The ultimate whistleblower handbook, featuring numerous real life examples and case studies. By one of America’s most visible whistleblower attorneys. Author and multi-billion-dollar lawsuit-winning lawyer Brian Mahany opens his infor ...
EDITOR’s NOTE: On December 30th, MahanyLaw filed a class action lawsuit against Molina Healthcare of California. The suit was filed on behalf of Dr. Manuel Figueroa, a member of the Associated Hispanic Physicians of Southern California. The original request to investigate this matter came to us was from Consejo de Latinos Unidos, a/k/a Hispanic Lives Matter, a non profit advoc ...
PNC Bank will pay its some of its mortgage loan officers $16 million to settle a lawsuit brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The mortgage brokers claimed they were denied overtime and proper commissions. The case was originally filed by 4 loan officers in August, 2015. PNC employs loan officers throughout the United States.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hispanic Doctors, Law Firm Accuse Molina Healthcare Company of Stealing Pay from Physicians (Milwaukee) The fraud recovery lawyers at MahanyLaw filed a class action lawsuit on December 30th against Molina Healthcare of California. This is the second major class action case filed in 2016 by the firm.
“Boston Strong” State Recovers $80 Million from MassHealth Fraud Schemes On paper, it looks like 2016 was a great year for MassHealth fraud recoveries. State officials claim they have recovered $80 million. That number is a bit misleading, however. While we certainly praise the efforts of the Massachusetts Attorney General and the Massachusetts Medicaid Fraud Division, thei ...
A basic first aid and CPR course from the American Red Cross costs just $95 and a few hours of time. Instead of making sure his personal care workers were properly trained in CPR, Dwaine and Dynetta Woods decided to save a few bucks by simply forging CPR cards. That stunt earned Dwaine Woods a lengthy year sentence in a Louisiana state prison.
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