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FinCEN Recognizes Law Enforcement Agencies for Use of BSA Reporting

USA - May 17 2017 On May 9, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced its third annual Law Enforcement Awards to law enforcement agencies that use

FBI Issues PSA on Social Engineering Scams

USA - May 11 2017 On May 4, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center released a public service announcement (I-050417-PSA) citing losses to U.S. businesses of nearly

Fannie Mae to Allow Home Owners to Swap Student Loan Debt for Mortgage Debt

USA - May 4 2017 On April 25, Fannie Mae issued updates to its Selling Guide allowing home owners to refinance their mortgages to pay off their student loan debt. The

NCUA Collects $445 Million from International Bank Due to Faulty Mortgage-Backed Securities, Recovers Nearly $4.7 Billion to Date

USA - May 5 2017 On May 1, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) announced it has collected $445 million from a Switzerland-based bank over claims stemming

CFPB Issues Request for Information on Small Business Lending; Prepares to Implement Section 1071 of Dodd Frank Act

USA - May 12 2017 On May 10, the CFPB announced the issuance of a Request for Information on various aspects of the market for small business loans as the Bureau

DOJ Issues Strict Charging and Sentencing Policy for All Federal Crimes

USA - May 19 2017 On May 10, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum ordering all federal prosecutors, in all criminal cases, to “charge and

FHFA Director Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee, Provides Overview of Housing Finance System and Prospects for Reform

USA - May 19 2017 On May 11, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing at which FHFA Director Mel Watt fielded questions from lawmakers about the conservatorships of

Massachusetts Regulator Offers Interpretation of Mortgage Loan Originator Exclusivity Requirement

USA - May 19 2017 On May 10, the Division of Banks of the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations (Division) issued a letter determining that

DOJ Enters $89 Million Settlement with Texas-Based Bank in False Claims Act Matter

USA - May 19 2017 On May 16, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a Texas-based bank (Bank) agreed to settle the DOJ’s allegations that it violated the

FTC, Federal, State, and International Partners Announce Crackdown on Tech Support Scams

USA - May 19 2017 On May 12, the FTC, along with federal, state and international law enforcement partners, announced new enforcement actions in its “Operation Tech