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CFLA Agent Apparently Goes Rogue

Written by Steve Rhode

It appears an agent of Certified Forensic Loan Auditors went rogue and tied the name of the company to some unfortunate activity.

According to the State of Connecticut, a James Graham, CFLA Agent, was selling debt relief services in the State and managed to run into trouble with the Department of Banking.

The State of Connecticut says, “WHEREAS, James D. Graham is an individual with a place of business located in Massachusetts;

WHEREAS, the Commissioner, through the Consumer Credit Division of the Department of Banking, conducted an investigation, pursuant to Section 36a-17 of the Connecticut General Statutes, into the activities of James D. Graham to determine if he had violated, was violating or was about to violate the provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes within the jurisdiction of the Commissioner;

WHEREAS, as a result of such investigation, the Commissioner alleges that James D. Graham engaged and offered to engage in debt negotiation in this state without the required license, in violation of Section 36a-671(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes;

WHEREAS, the Commissioner believes that such allegation would support initiation of enforcement proceedings against James D. Graham, including proceedings to issue a cease and desist order against James D. Graham pursuant to Sections 36a-671a(b) and 36a-52(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, and impose a civil penalty on James D. Graham pursuant to Sections 36a-671a(b) and 36a-50(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes;” – Source

CFLA had something to say about this mess dragging their name into an official action by the State.

They said, “James Graham dba CFLA Agent is not affiliated with this Certified Forensic Loan Auditors, LLC or CFLA, Inc. Apparently Mr Graham was using the CFLA name without our consent.

CFLA Account Manager Leonard Sawyer, Esq, worked with James Graham while he was employed at the Bohtelo Law Group dba Bohtelo & Associates n Fall River, Massachusetts, assisting the law firm with Professional Auditing Services.

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CFLA has issued both Bohtelo and James Graham cease and desist letters and cancelled Bohtelos wholesale agreement back in 2013.”

Nevertheless, on June 30, 2015, Graham entered into a consent agreement with the State and agreed to repay fees collected.

It appears this matter is resolved and CFLA is none too happy about being sucked in.


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