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August 8, 2017

Posted  November 27, 2017

PHH Corp., PHH Mortgage Corp. and PHH Home Loans agreed to pay roughly $75 million to resolve charges they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting mortgage loans insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA), guaranteed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and purchased by the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”) that did not meet applicable requirements.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by former PHH employee Mary Bozzelli.  She will receive a whistleblower award of roughly $9 million from the proceeds of the government’s recovery.  DOJ

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