Articles Tagged with ''New York Attorney General''

NY AG charges landlord for $5 million mortgage fraud scheme

Investigation led by the Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force
Uncovering a $5 million mortgage scheme, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman charged Dean Galasso, 49, a New York City landlord with multiple properties in Manhattan and Queens, after discovering he fraudulently tried to obtain a mortgage to finance the purchase of a rental building. The discovery led to six charges total.
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NY AG reportedly investigating Nationstar Mortgage, OneWest Bank reverse mortgage divisions

Still in early stages
New York is ramping up its focus on the practices of reverse mortgage lenders as of late. After introducing plans to increase the regulations surrounding reverse mortgages in the state earlier this month, New York is now reportedly also investigating practices related to the servicing of reverse-mortgages at Financial Freedom, a part of OneWest Bank, and at Champion Mortgage, a unit of Nationstar Mortgage.
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New York adopts "sweeping" new laws to tackle foreclosure problems

Will fight rise of zombie homes; new rules imposed on lenders, servicers
While the U.S. Senate could soon consider new rules governing the maintenance of foreclosed homes and the glut of "zombie homes" that blight many communities throughout the country, the state of New York is taking the matter into its own hands. Late last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed "sweeping" legislation to reform the state’s foreclosure process and address the state’s issues with zombie homes.
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New York to provide $100 million in zero-interest loans to prevent foreclosures

Using Goldman Sachs fine to fund expansion of Mortgage Assistance Program
Homeowners in the state of New York who are struggling to keep their homes from falling into foreclosure are about to get a lifeline – $100 million in zero-interest loans from the state of New York. It's all thanks to Goldman Sachs and its $5 billion toxic mortgage settlement.
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FHFA principal reduction plan garners mixed reaction from housing industry

Some love it, others not so much
It’s only been a short time since the Federal Housing Finance Agency shook up the housing industry by announcing that it plans to begin offering principal reductions to certain borrowers, but reactions from both sides are beginning to trickle in. Some in the housing industry love it, some believe that the FHFA's plan doesn't go far enough, while others are concerned that the program sets a "dangerous precedent."
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New York Attorney General pushes FHFA for principal reduction

Schneiderman wants Fannie, Freddie to cut mortgage balances
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joins the chorus calling for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce the mortgage balances of struggling borrowers. Schneiderman sent a letter to FHFA Director Mel Watt this week, stating that principal reduction "should be deployed broadly and quickly to homeowners in desperate need of this relief from the continuing damage caused by the housing crisis."
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Morgan Stanley settles for $3.2 billion over 'deceptive' mortgage bond practices

Internal e-mail: We are running under the radar and do not want to document this
Morgan Stanley will hand out hundreds of millions of dollars in consumer relief and fork over hundreds of millions more to state governments as part of $3.2 billion settlement over its “deceptive” mortgage bond practices in the run-up to the financial crisis, the New York Attorney General’s Office said Thursday.
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Evans Bank settles with New York over redlining

Must begin lending in Buffalo’s predominantly African-American neighborhoods
New York’s lawsuit alleged that, from at least 2009 to the present, Evans had redlined Buffalo’s predominantly African-American East Side neighborhoods, intentionally excluding these neighborhoods from its lending area.
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Morgan Stanley expects mortgage bond lawsuit from New York AG

Subprime securitizations at the center of lawsuit
It turns out that Morgan Stanley is not out of the woods when it comes to trouble with regulators. Far from it, in fact. The company disclosed that it is expecting to be the subject of a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over approximately 30 subprime securitizations sponsored by the company.
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