Items Tagged with 'Department of Justice'

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  • NFL player Mychal Kendricks accused of insider trading on News Corp’s acquisition of Move

    Former Browns linebacker admits to getting tips from former Goldman Sachs analyst
    Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks admitted Wednesday that he engaged in insider trading when he used privileged information from a former Goldman Sachs analyst to make a profit of nearly $280,000 when News Corp acquired Move back in 2014.
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  • DOJ: Chicago suburb killed low-income housing development after racial outcry

    Village of Tinley Park fined $410,000 for allegedly kowtowing to residents
    A suburb of Chicago will pay more than $400,000 as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice, which accused the city of denying a low-income housing development in response to “race-based community opposition.” The DOJ alleged that the decision was made with the “intent and with the effect of discriminating against prospective African-American tenants of Buckeye’s proposed development.”
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  • HSBC agrees to $765 million settlement with DOJ over pre-crisis mortgages

    Plus $26.8 million settlement with Massachusetts
    HSBC revealed Monday that it recently agreed to a “settlement-in-principle” with the Department of Justice that would see the bank pay a $765 million civil penalty that would resolve an investigation into the bank’s mortgage origination and securitization activities from 2005 to 2007. But that's not the only pending settlement for the London-based bank.
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  • Family affair: Wife, husband, and daughter all jailed for $20M mortgage fraud

    Matsuba family members collectively get more than 45 years in jail
    Three members of a California family who ran a foreclosure company will spend more than 45 years in jail, collectively, after each was found guilty of participating in a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme that preyed on financially distressed homeowners. According to the Department of Justice, Dorothy Matsuba, her husband, Thomas Matsuba, and her daughter, Jamie Matsuba, each received a sentence of more than 10 years in jail for taking part in the nearly decade-long scheme.
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  • FHA commissioner: We’re easing False Claims Act use to bring big banks back to FHA lending

    FHA wants the big banks to come back
    In recent years, many of the nation’s largest lenders moved away from FHA lending, scared off by the government’s use of the False Claims Act as a means to extract massive settlements from lenders. But it appears that’s all about to change, as FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery said Tuesday that he believes the Obama administration went too far in some cases and said that the Trump administration is dialing back the use of the False Claims Act to bring more lenders back into FHA lending.
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  • Department of Justice rescinds housing discrimination guidance

    Several racial discrimination cases are pending
    The Department of Justice announces it will rescind 24 guidance documents on a wide range of issues, including housing discrimination. Recently, several stories of racial discrimination in the housing market have managed to become pending legal cases. Will there be more?
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  • Former Bankrate CFO admits to defrauding shareholders out of $25 million

    Edward DiMaria pleads guilty to accounting and securities fraud
    Bankrate’s former chief financial officer admitted in court this week that he cooked the company’s books over a four-year period in a scheme that eventually cost shareholders more than $25 million. According to the DOJ, Edward DiMaria used his position at Bankrate, a publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content and lead generator for the financial services industry, to artificially inflate the company’s earnings from 2010 through 2014.
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  • Feds arrest dozens in sweeping action against hackers targeting wire transfers

    Including those targeting real estate transactions
    The federal government announced Monday that it conducted a massive sweep and arrested nearly 75 people who allegedly participated in schemes designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including those involving real estate transactions. The operation also resulted in the seizure of nearly $2.4 million, and the disruption and recovery of approximately $14 million in fraudulent wire transfers.
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