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Almost six years ago, the Allied Home Mortgage, its various units and Jim Hodge, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, were charged with $834 million by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, alleging that the corporation had repeatedly operated scams against the U.S. Housing Administration over a ten-year term. Back then, the U.S. authorities alleged that Allied Home Mortgage and Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation, under Hodge's orders, had repeatedly violated U.S. government laws by erroneously attesting to the credit provided by the FHA and violated several FHA procurement regulations.
After a long lawsuit last year, the U.S. administration won a win against Allied Home Mortgage and Hodge when a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court declared Allied Home Mortgage and Hodge to be fraudulently responsible under public law and granted the United States a grand total of $92,982,775 in compensation, of which $7,370,132 was against Hodge. However, the case was not closed yet, and as it turns out, Allied Home Mortgage and Hodge will have to foot the bill much more than the first thought.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York revealed that a Texas state judge more than trebled the jury's prize, bringing the overall verdict against Allied to more than $296 million. contestant also consecutive Hodge to pay $25 large integer, up from his point $7. 37 large integer penalty.
FIRREA provides for a fine of up to $1.1 million for each infringement. Mr. Hanks also fined a fine of $10,000 for each EZV infringement found by the panel for a combined EZV fine of $12,950,000, and the maximal fine of $1.1 million for each FIRREA infringement for a combined FIRREA fine of $6.6 million.
bringing the entire verdict to $296,298,325. He is also responsible for more than $25 million in compensation and fines. The first time the authorities published the jury's verdict against Allied and Hodge, they gave details of the behaviour that resulted in this huge penalty. Judicial documentation indicates that Allied Capital, as an FHA accredited borrower, required the permission of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development for each location where FHA lending took place.
Rather than abide by this policy, Allied Capital, with Hodge's expertise and consent, ran over a hundred "shadow" subsidiaries granting FHA loan without HUD approvals, the authorities said. Then Allied Capital marked the credits from these "shadow" stores with the ID numbers of other authorized stores so that these shadows could get away from HUD supervision and Allied could conceal the failure rate in these stores with the failure rate of the stores whose ids they were using.
This ''fraudulent misconduct'' led to HUD losing USD 7,370,132 if some of these credits had fallen out of these shady sectors, according to the authorities. In addition, Allied Home Mortgage was a member of HUD's Direct Endorsement Lender Programme, which means it had the right to subscribe and assign credit to the FHA without permission.
However, the authorities declared that Allied Home Mortgage misused this prerogative and "ruthlessly signed" and confirmed at least 1,192 credits for FHA cover that were not eligible under HUD policies. Governments said this "fraudulent misconduct" resulted in HUD losing $85,612,643 when these credits called in. In addition, the authorities alleged that Allied had ' run a malfunctioning QC programme and had been lying to HUD about it' by using only a'handful' of QC staff to check credits from up to 600 branches, many of which'were' not eligible to carry out FHA conformity checks.
It is alleged that Allied also provided HUD with counterfeit quantitative reporting and incorrectly attested HUD on an annually recurring base that the creditor met HUD's qualitycontrol standards.