Ringleader of Mortgage Loan Modification Scheme Pleads Guilty
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ARIA MALEKI, 33, of Santa Ana, Calif., pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to conspiring to defraud homeowners across the United States who were seeking mortgage loan modifications.
Owner of Connecticut Media Agency that Falsely Advertised Mortgage Modification Services is Sentenced
The advertisements included toll-free telephone numbers for mortgage borrowers to call for help modifying their mortgages. In truth, NMHC did not provide mortgage modification services for any homeowners, and operated only as a front. Homeowners who called the toll-free telephone numbers advertised by NMHC were routed to National Media Connection’s clients
CHFA issues RFP for Bond Underwriters
The Authority is requesting Proposals (the “RFP”) from qualified municipal housing bond underwriters, investment bankers or institutions (the “Firms”) to serve as senior manager(s), co-manager(s) and/or selling group member(s) in connection with the issuance or placement of various series of single family and multifamily bonds, debt, certificate or instrument, purchase and sale of securities including but not limited to, mortgage-backed securities for the benefit of its mission.
Owner of CT Media Agency that Advertised Mortgage Assistance Pleads Guilty to False Advertising Charge
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MATTHEW GOLDREICH, 46, of East Lyme, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to a false advertising offense stemming from his production and dissemination of false advertisements for mortgage modification services.
CHFA plans to sell $161 million in Tax Exempt Bonds to finance single family mortgages
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) plans to offer $161 million in Tax Exempt Bonds next Wednesday July 22, 2015. Proceeds from the sale of these bonds will be used to finance the Authority’s single-family mortgage program
Former West Hartford Attorney Sentenced to Prison for Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that GABRIEL SERRANO, 49, of West Hartford, was sentenced today by Judge Alvin W. Thompson to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed five years of supervised release, for his role in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme
Sen. Blumenthal, New Haven Mayor Harp Announce Emergency Mortgage Assistance Funds Available
Standing amidst a sea of signs featuring the word “home” in various languages, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and Connecticut’s U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal announced today that the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) is accepting applications for Connecticut’s Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMAP)
CHFA Sale of $123 Million in Tax Exempt Bonds to Finance Single Family Mortgages
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) completed a successful offering of $123 million in Tax Exempt Bonds on Monday, August 4, 2014. The offering was oversubscribed, generating more than $400 million in orders in one day. A significant percentage of the orders or $104 million came from retail and institutional investors in Connecticut, who are familiar with CHFA’s financial strength and track record. Proceeds from the sale of these bonds will be used to finance the Authority’s single family mortgage program
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Evonne M. Klein, and Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) President and Executive Director Eric Chatman today announced investments of more than $70 million in federal and state funds for 16 affordable housing projects across the state that will transform their communities and build and rehabilitate a total of 694 affordable rental apartments. The funds are expected to generate an additional $116 million in private investments for the projects, bringing the total investments to $186 million in state, federal and private dollars
Rep. Esty Helps Veteran Recover over $16,000 in Social Security Benefits; Avoid Foreclosure
NEW BRITAIN, CT – February 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — This week, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) shared a “Constituent Corner” story from Thomas Campbell of Danbury. Mr. Campbell, a former Marine who was awarded a Purple Heart for his service, went months without receiving his Social Security benefits. Two months behind on his mortgage, Mr. […]
Congresswoman Esty Helps Danbury Family Stay in their Home
NEW BRITAIN, CT - February 14, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- This week, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) shared her second “Constituent Corner” story from Gail and Lew Sirico of Danbury. The Sirico family reached out to Congresswoman Esty’s office after falling behind on their mortgage when Lew got sick and lost his job. Esty’s office helped modify their monthly mortgage payments, which saved the family $5,100 and allowed them to stay in their home during this cold winter
AG Jepsen: Connecticut Joins in $2.1B State-Federal Settlement with Mortgage Servicer Ocwen
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ocwen Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, have agreed to a $2.1 billion joint state-federal settlement with Attorney General George Jepsen, 48 additional states and the District of Columbia and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Attorney General Urges Congress to Again Extend Tax Relief for Distressed Homeowners
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General George Jepsen is once again leading a national effort by state attorneys general who are urging Congress to extend tax relief for consumers who have mortgage debt canceled or forgiven because of financial hardship or a decline in housing values
Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen and Banking Commissioner Announce Upcoming Mortgage Assistance Event
WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Connecticut’s distressed homeowners have another opportunity to explore loan modification and foreclosure prevention options with their lenders at a day-long, state-sponsored forum on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Free parking will be available for attendees
AG Jepsen: Banks Face Four New Performance Tests under National Mortgage Settlement
WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The five mortgage servicers included in the National Mortgage Settlement must better address loan modifications, single points of contact with borrowers and billing statement accuracy under four new servicing standard tests, the settlement Monitor announced today