The nation’s largest nonbank servicer of mortgage loans engaged in multiple illegal practices over a period of four years in the aftermath of the Great Recession, according to a complaint filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 50 state attorneys general.
North Texas federal prosecutors have charged six men in a scheme that marketed airline travel booked with hacked frequent flier miles. Bruce Tomaso explains.
White-collar federal prosecutors Nick Bunch and Christopher Stokes of Dallas notched another victory for the government last week when Vantage Benefits Administrators co-owners Wendy Richie and Jeffrey Richie were sentenced to several years in prison for their roles in a $15.2 million fraud scheme.
The State Bar of Texas released its list of attorneys who have been disciplined in the course of the last three months. There were two disbarments, one resignation in lieu of discipline, 10 suspensions and three public reprimands involving 15 different lawyers — including a half dozen from Houston.
Greenberg Traurig attorneys discuss the increased use of telehealth during the pandemic, why such increased use didn’t happen sooner and anticipated future developments in telehealth policy.
North Texas venture capitalist Patrick O. Howard pleaded guilty Tuesday via video teleconference to running a Ponzi-type scheme and committing federal securities fraud in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Texas Lawbook has details.
The State Bar of Texas released its monthly compendium of disciplinary actions Monday. The reprimands of eight judges include: one who revoked a probation without a proper hearing; one who withheld court records from a disabled defendant; a judge who publicly called out a victim of domestic violence; another who brandished a gun during a private argument on a public street and a judge in East Texas who attempted to recruit state law enforcement to harass construction at a solar farm next to her family’s property.
The RRC race pits Dallas energy litigator Chrysta Castañeda against South Texas businessman Jim Wright and has featured colorful ads, and in the final stretch, a multimillion-dollar endorsement by the former New York City mayor.
The U.S. Fifth Circuit once again ruled against an investor in Stanford International Bank, the notorious Houston-based Ponzi scheme. The ruling likely signals an end to at least one thread of litigation in the 11 years since its $7 billion collapse. Allen Pusey explains.
U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox said the Coppell man “exploited this terrible pandemic for personal gain.”