A consultant group handling the mass mailing of foreclosure settment checks from the $9.3 billion independent foreclosure review settlement is facing more bad press. The Los Angeles times and numerous outlets claim payments from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley fell short of the amounts intended.

The LA Times has more:

Nearly 100,000 troubled borrowers were shortchanged on payments from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co., the Federal Reserve said — money intended to compensate for possible errors and abusesduring foreclosure proceedings in 2009 and 2010.

The company hired to distribute the money, Rust Consulting, sent checks to about 96,000 borrowers on May 3 that “were smaller than the amounts that the Federal Reserve had specifically instructed Rust to send,” the central bank said Wednesday.