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Former SEC commissioner named to CFPB landing team by Trump transition team

Paul Atkins has been a critic of heavy regulation
Every day more details are coming out on what the Trump administration will look like. Tuesday the president-elect's team announced it selected a former Republican member of the Securities and Exchange Commission to be on the landing team for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These teams are being created to work with the outgoing Obama administration at various federal agencies to smooth the transfer of power. Why is this one a big deal? The future of the CFPB is currently in question.
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SEC Chair Mary Jo White stepping down at end of Obama administration

President-elect Trump will choose new head of SEC
President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are currently working to fill the roughly 4,000 jobs that will become available when the Trump administration takes over in January. However, there’s now one more government job that unexpectedly became available Monday — chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Sen. Warren calls for Obama to oust SEC chair

"The only way to return the SEC to its intended purpose is to change its leadership"
In the eyes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission does not do nearly enough to prevent the “flood” of money flowing from corporations into the election process and repeatedly “undermined” the SEC’s mission to protect investors, and therefore needs to replaced immediately.
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Did whistleblower out First Mortgage's $7.5 million Ginnie Mae mortgage bond fraud?

The SEC wants to know, offers potential reward
The Securities and Exchange Commission is offering a reward to the whistleblower that revealed a scheme at First Mortgage Corporation that involved several of the company’s senior executives lying about the performance of the mortgages the company originated, re-securitizing them, and defrauding investors out of $7.5 million – if in fact there is one.
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SEC fines, bans former Goldman Sachs head RMBS trader for fraud

Edwin Chin ordered to pay $400,000 for overcharging mortgage bond buyers
Edwin Chin, who served as Goldman Sachs' head RMBS trader from 2010 through 2012, agreed to settle charges brought by the SEC that he lied to clients about the prices of RMBS deals, frequently misrepresenting not only the prices that Goldman Sachs paid for the mortgage bonds, but whether the bonds were sold out of Goldman Sachs' inventory or not. This alleged misconduct generated millions of dollars of extra revenue for Goldman Sachs.
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Former Fannie Mae CEO to face SEC charges for subprime mortgages

Jury could infer Daniel Mudd acted with intent
Daniel Mudd, the former CEO of Fannie Mae, must face a civil trial over charges that he misled investors about the GSE’s exposure to subprime loans prior to the financial crisis. While other Fannie executives recently announced a settlement, the ending is still unwritten for Mudd, with evidence possibly showing that he knew what he was doing was false.
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Ocwen's black Monday: Nonbank discloses cavalcade of bad news

Posts big loss in 2015, expects another in 2016, discloses SEC investigation
Ocwen Financial reported its fourth quarter and full-year 2015 financial results on Monday morning, and the news wasn’t good. The nonbank disclosed that it posted a big loss in 2015, making it the second year in a row that the company took a loss. And not only did the nonbank take a loss in 2015, it expects to take another in 2016. And that’s not all. Ocwen also disclosed that it is currently under an SEC investigation.
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