January 6, 2021
Utah-based smart home monitoring service provider Vivint Smart Home Inc.
has agreed to pay $3.2 million
to resolve allegations of making false and misleading statements to federally funded institutions, in violation of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA). In order to sell Vivant products, certain door-to-door sales representatives allegedly used their own funds to cover initial payments for customers who needed financing from federally funded institutions, while representing to those institutions that the borrowers themselves had made the payments. The fraudulent conduct, which occurred between 2017 and 2020, was eventually revealed by a declarant, who will be eligible for an award under the Financial Institutions Anti-Fraud Enforcement Act. DOJ
; USAO UT