Home > Debt Articles > Debt Settlement Related

Debt Settlement Related

Morgan Drexen Problems Not Over Even In Their Own Bankruptcy

Morgan Drexen Integrated Systems (20120116)

The national debt settlement company Morgan Drexen, whose successors are embroiled in their own legal troubles, seem to be facing more upcoming issues from their own bankruptcy filing. On April 30, 2015 Morgan Drexen filed for bankruptcy protection. The filing was converted to a Chapter 11 reorganization and then back to a Chapter 7 liquidation. The Bankruptcy Trustee appears to ... Read More »

    Aissac Aiono and Seila Law Deny CFPB Claim They Should Be Held Responsible

    404 error

    In the ongoing saga that is the Morgan Drexen mess, a new attorney was recently dragged into the quagmire. Aissac Aiono, operating as Seila Law was alleged to have taken over debt settlement clients and efforts for the chain that began with Morgan Drexen, passed through Howard Law, and now is purported to have landed on Seila Law. You can ... Read More »

      CFPB Wins Final Judgment Against Morgan Drexen for Illegal Debt-Relief Scheme

      man terrifying woman

      At the request of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal district court entered a final judgment this week against debt relief company Morgan Drexen, Inc., resolving a lawsuit filed by the CFPB in August 2013. The Bureau’s lawsuit against Morgan Drexen alleged that the company charged illegal upfront fees and deceived consumers. The court found that the company violated ... Read More »

        I’m Now Thinking Debt Settlement Attorney Aissac Aiono Must be Either a Liar or an Idiot

        Closeup portrait of handsome young man looking shocked surprised in disbelief with hands on face looking at you camera isolated on background. Positive human emotions facial expressions

        Frankly I’m just ashamed and disgusted by revelations in recent court documents filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the case against Morgan Drexen which then sucked in attorneys continuing the illegal advance fee debt settlement enterprise. One of those participants actually threatened to sue me when I first wrote about the activity. See this article. More on ... Read More »

          Kerthump is the Sound the Morgan Drexen Judgment Made

          Hand holding magic wand with sparks attracting money from top hat. Success wealth trick lie deception fraud cheating magic fast money concept. EPS 10 vector illustration no transparency

          Yesterday the court issued a final judgment against the once soaring and now defunct debt settlement company Morgan Drexen. I’ll let the court order do the talking. “IT IS ORDERED: 1. Restitution: Judgment for equitable monetary relief is entered in favor of the CFPB and against Morgan Drexen in the amount of $132,882,488 as restitution for the unlawful up-front fees ... Read More »

            Seila Law – Williamson & Howard – Debt Settlement Strangers?

            Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 12.47.10 PM

            The court battles drag on in the ex-Morgan Drexen case that subsequently involved successor law firms and attorneys. Specifically, Vincent Howard, Howard Law, Lawrence Williamson, Williamson & Howard, and the Williamson Law Firm are still battling the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB thinks these people should be held in contempt and pay monetary sanctions for some ongoing issues. ... Read More »

              CFPB Discloses Why People Complain About Debt Settlement and Credit Repair

              CFPB Consumer Complaints

              The CFPB took a look at complaints it has received and shared why most consumers seem to complain about debt settlement and credit repair services. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said: “Excessive fees for debt settlement and credit repair services: Of all complaints marked as other financial service, 60 percent of them were about problems consumers had when dealing with ... Read More »

                Horrible Debt Relief Marketing Letter Spoofs IRS

                Deceptive Debt Relief Letter

                A very kind reader sent in this letter to me. In my opinion it has to be one of the most deceptive looking debt relief marketing mailers I’ve seen in a while. The letter does not come from the Internal Revenue Service or the Department of the Treasury. It is a lead generation letter that is designed to get consumers ... Read More »

                  Former Morgan Drexen Exec & Owner Shares Lessons Learned

                  future

                  I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Rita Augusta, a former owner and executive with Morgan Drexen, the debt settlement company who went on to be shutdown by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Rita not only was brave enough to share the valuable advice below about lessons learned for consumers, but she also assisted the CFPB in their case. ... Read More »

                    Newly Blended Trade Association Moves Forward in Debt Relief Industry

                    chef

                    It’s always nice to see groups in the debt relief industry come together for the greater good. Effective in the early hours of 2016, two trade groups, mostly representing credit counseling organizations, decided to merge to become something bigger and better. The Association of Credit Counseling Professionals, Inc., known as ACCPros, and the Financial Counseling Association of America, formerly the ... Read More »

                      “Looks Like Fraud?” – Texas Assistance Group

                      image

                      A reader sent in a mailer they had received from Texas Assistance Group and said, “Looks like fraud?” I don’t know if it exactly looks like fraud, because in my opinion it looks more like bullshit. Here are some red flags for me. But each person should feel free to do their own examination and reach their own conclusion. The ... Read More »

                        Aissac Aiono Opens New Law Office – Seila Law

                        Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 11.11.15 AM

                        Aissac Aiono, who was previously associated with the Williamson Law Firm that was allegedly providing services or support for Morgan Drexen and/or Howard Law, has opened a new law office in Kansas City, Missouri. In this solo practice Mr. Aiono says he is providing assistance with personal injury, medical malpractice, consumer debt defense, child custory, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and DUI ... Read More »

                          Omni Management Partners Client Agreement Review Leaves Me Wondering

                          Mature woman confused

                          I recently wrote about Omni Management Partners as the result of a comment made on the site. Subsequently I received a copy of the client agreement. What follows is just my opinion about what I read in the agreement. I am not a lawyer and can’t offer any legal opinion about this agreement. What you will read below is simply ... Read More »

                            Is Canadian Cockburn & Associates Operating Out of New Jersey?

                            odd

                            Under the heading of “that’s odd” comes this job posting for a Canadian Lawyer with Debt Settlement Experience. – Source The ad is looking for someone who is licensed in Canada to work for the Law Office of C&A in New Jersey. Now I don’t think it is a far stretch to think the Law Office of Cockburn & Associates ... Read More »

                              The Morgan Drexen Legacy – More Pain for Lawyers and Consumers

                              Sad Elderly Lady

                              Morgan Drexen was a nationwide debt settlement enterprise that sold consumers hope they could eliminate their debt by settling it. And while debt can certainly be settled by knowledgeable people, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had significant concerns about the company and attorney network they created. The entire Morgan Drexen debacle is a story too long for this article. ... Read More »

                                Get My FREE Get Out of Debt Guy Newsletter

                                I want to keep you posted each weekday with just one email about the latest get out of debt news, scam alerts and information to beat back debt.You can unsubscribe at any time with just one click.After you subscribe, check your email to confirm your subscription. If the confirmation email does not appear in your inbox in a few minutes, check your spam folder for it. Sometimes it likes to annoyingly hide there.

                                I promise to keep your email safe and secure.