In his role, he headed the DOJ’s residential mortgage-backed security task force that in the past several months has secured massive settlements with Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and others over the banks’ toxic mortgage lending practices that led to the collapse of the housing economy.
“We have not ruled out holding these organizations or individuals criminally responsible,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said. “The agreement does not preclude the ability to bring criminal charges.”
The Association of Mortgage Investors sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder warning that innocent mortgage-backed securities investors could end up shouldering a huge part of the financial burden if the AG settles a pending MBS case with JPMorgan Chase.
"If you look at what we do, fundamentally, MERS is the mortgagee on behalf of the investor and its assigns, it’s not a whole lot more complicated than that. And that role as an agent is well rooted in the laws of this country. So when you get down to it, and when we get challenged, we typically prevail. We simply take away all the clutter and present what we do, and what the laws actually say, and we get there," MERS CEO Beckmann said in an exclusive profile only in HousingWire magazine..
The CFPB is currently paying close attention to the individuals/small players, as well as the larger institutional mortgage companies. With respect to the small players, the CFPB is looking at the loan officer, real estate agent and developer. A common violation that these smaller firms or individuals commit, in addition to possible violations resulting from social media posts, stems from agreements among themselves. Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been some time since the mortgage bond world felt shaken to the core. But shaken, right now, it feels, according to several recent conversations I’ve had on the subject. Read More