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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.
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Last year, Spanish authorities raided the Madrid offices of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Police say the bank was at the center of a European money laundering operation. ICBC is billed as the world’s largest bank with approximately $3.5 trillion in assets. That story is back in the news as new details are emerging that suggest that senior bank officials had knowl ...
[Ed. Note: Our good friends at Chapman Law in Cleveland asked us to post this on their behalf.] On July 31, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed an action against Keystone Capital Partners, Inc., doing business as Federal Employee Benefit Counselors (FEBC) of Alpharetta, Georgia, along with its employees Christopher S. Laws, Jonathan Dax Cooke, Danny S. Hood and Brandon P. Long.
Gerdau is one of the largest steel companies in the world. With 45,000 employees in 14 countries, the company has the capacity to produce 26 million tons of steel per year. The company is also mired in a massive corruption probe. All the facts surrounding Gerdau suggest there is a perfect opportunity for whistleblowers.
Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech disclosed that it is investigating possible violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The disclosure is noteworthy because none of the possible violations are believed to have occurred in the United States nor is the company based here.
Not too many years ago, Joseph Baptiste was a colonel in the United States Army. Today, he is facing years in prison after being charged with conspiracy to money launder and conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Prosecutors say he pilfered money from a charity designed to help impoverished Haitians. They say he tried to use the money to bribe a high level Haitian official.
4 Takeaways From Hunton & Williams’ $34M Stanford Deal by Andrew Strickler | Link to original source (107K) Hunton & Williams LLP has become the latest law firm to settle allegations that it aided Robert Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme, inking a $34 million deal that would benefit some of Stanford’s thousands of victims.
We are not big fans of Uber. We love the drivers, just not the leadership of the company. Even though Travis Kalanick recently resigned, problems at the ride share giant continue. The latest is a Justice Department investigation involving bribery of public officials! Last year we proudly filed several lawsuits on behalf of Uber drivers.
Celebrity Fraud Schemes – When Lawyers, Agents and Accountants Steal from Clients Today’s headline reads “Attorney Gets 18 Months for Defrauding NFL Players.” Previously, we have posted stories about Mike Tyson suing his investment adviser, Basketball great Tim Duncan losing $20 million to a different money adviser and a lawyer at a big named law firm assisting in a multimillion ...
Jim Hodge and Allied Home Mortgage left a bad taste in the mouths of many Allied employees and homeowners too. Neither Hodge nor his mortgage company are strangers to controversy. The two have faced countless lawsuits by lenders, wage claims, arbitration claims by former branch managers, and enforcement actions by at least 9 states.
Two days ago, Vox reported that Venezuela is “a dictatorship on the verge of collapse.” Nightly news images show food riots in the streets. CNN Money reports that in 2013, $20 was equal to 629 Bolivars. As of last month, it now takes 196,000 bolivars to equal $20. Think about that, a loaf of bread that costs $3 in 2013 would cost $935 today… if you could even find a store with ...
A federal judge in Missouri gave a green light to a lawsuit filed by customers and potential customers of Costco. The judge ruled that the recipients of junk faxes from Costco could proceed on their claims as a class action. The ruling is a big victory for victims of junk faxes and robo telemarketing calls.
According to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare paid out in 2012 and 2013 approximately $1.4 billion for chiropractic services. Based on prior 2006 audit, the government decided to revisit chiropractic care to see if these services were being properly billed.
The title of this page says it all – “Ocwen Fraud.” Never have we encountered a mortgage loan servicer with so many problems. Problems that can only be described as fraud. We have spoken with dozens of homeowners as well as a few present and former Ocwen workers. The company is a failure and needs to be held accountable. Immediately.
Inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have a tough and thankless job. They are the unsung heroes that make sure the food we eat and the drugs we take are safe. Tens of millions of Americans take prescription or over the counter healthcare products daily. When we open our medicine cabinets in the morning, most of us take for granted that the drugs we take a ...
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