JP Morgan Pays $614 Million In Mortgage Fraud Case

February 28th, 2014 by Qui Tam

JP Morgan is the most recent Wall Street firm to write a check, a whopping $614 million,  to the government to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly underwriting non-compliant mortgages that received federal insurance coverage from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).   The resolution involved  an admission that for more than a decade they had violated the federal FCA.  Improper mortgage lending both undermines the housing market and threatens vital programs that provide millions of Americans the opportunity to own a home. This is the most recent action by the government to aggressively combat improper mortgage fraud.

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