The issue between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Certified Forensic Loan Auditors and Andrew Lehman get really nasty there for a while but it looks like it is one judge signature from being behind them now.
Certified Loan Auditors and Andrew Lehman have agreed to a stipulated final judgment putting the issues with them to bed.
According to the judgment:
“Defendants CFLA and Lehman, whether acting directly or indirectly, are permanently restrained from:
a. providing, advertising, marketing, promoting, offering for sale, selling, or producing any Mortgage Assistance Relief Services or Financial Advisory Services; and
b. Assisting Others in, or receiving any remuneration or other consideration from, the provision, advertising, marketing, promoting, offering for sale, sale or production of any Mortgage Assistance Relief Services or Financial Advisory Services.”
“A judgment for monetary relief is entered in favor of the Bureau and against Defendants CFLA and Lehman, jointly and severally, in the amount of $3 million for the purpose of providing redress to Affected Consumers; however, full payment of this judgment will be suspended upon satisfaction of the obligations in Section VI, Additional Monetary Provisions; and subject to Section V, Effect of Misrepresentation or Omission of Financial Condition, of this Order.”
“Defendants CFLA and Lehman, jointly and severally, must pay a civil money penalty of $40,000 to the Bureau. The Bureau may exercise immediately any post-judgment remedies available to it to collect this civil money penalty from Defendants CFLA and Lehman.”