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Certified Forensic Loan Auditors and Andrew Lehman Reach Settlement Agreement With the CFPB

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.”

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9 Comments

  • Andrew Lehman is a martyr for the cause of uncovering bank fraud. Andrew is a great American hero. Give him his credit

  • This is really incriminating. Lehman claimed under oath that he’s indigent, but he made $25+ million. The Feds will love to hear this. This is music to the ears of all the homeowners he scammed, who would love to see him go to the slammer.

  • Obviously, this Nikosi clown is Andrew Lehman who has a history of using aliases. Mortgage Fraud Examiners exposed Lehman & CFLA years ago for ripping off homeowners, but we weren’t the only ones (1), (2).

    Everyone now knows securitization/forensic/chain of title audits are scams. This is what just one of many courts had to say about those scammers:

    DEMILLIO v. CITIZENS HOME LOAN – In U.S. District Court in Georgia, on January 29, 2013, Chief Judge Ashley Royal dismissed the case brought by the homeowner, Thomas J. Demillio, and had the following to say about the CFLA audit that Mr. Demillio had presented as part of his case:

    Having reviewed the Complaint and all appropriate exhibits, the Court finds that Plaintiff has failed to set forth sufficient facts to show he is entitled to relief on any of his asserted claims. In fact, rather than alleging any material facts in his pleading, Plaintiff attempts to “lodge” the facts and statements made in the securitization audit attached herein.”

    Frankly, the Court is astonished by Plaintiff’s audacity. Plaintiff requires the Court to scour a poorly-copied, 45–page “Certified Forensic Loan Audit” in an attempt to discern the basic facts of his case. This alone would be sufficient for dismissal.

    However, the Court is equally concerned by Plaintiff’s attempt to incorporate such an “audit,” which is more than likely the product of “charlatans who prey upon people in economically dire situation,” rather than a legitimate recitation of Plaintiff’s factual allegations.

    As one bankruptcy judge bluntly explained, “[the Court] is quite confident there is no such thing as a ‘Certified Forensic Loan Audit’ or a ‘certified forensic auditor.’ In fact, the Federal Trade Commission has issued a “Consumer Alert” regarding such “Forensic Loan Audits.” The Court will not, in good conscience, consider any facts recited by such a questionable authority.

    (1) https://mandelman.ml-implode.com/2014/10/homeowner-alert-mortgage-investors-fraud-recoverys-50-2-40-program-cflas-quiet-title-audits-and-experts/

    (2) http://mortgageattack.com/2019/03/11/cfla-scam-report/

  • this guy is a CFLA hater for life… CFLA invented and dominated its market 1+ years making $25+ million while “legisman” made peanuts for his shit work because he is a clown.

  • A clown is someone who would think CFLA is legit. Go to Google Scholar and look up cases, every homeowner who bought their worthless audits lost. They belong in jail!!

  • theres the real scam STORM BRADFORD what a clown. the CFPB would have much preferred to get STORM BRADFORD except hes not worth anything…lololol

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