On May 11, 2012--a month after CFPB's initial action against Morgan Drexen--the USTP bankruptcy trustee for Region 21 (Florida and Georgia) filed what observers called an "unusual discovery request" before the Tampa, Florida, bankruptcy court.
Berman, a bankruptcy attorney representing Morgan Drexen in Florida, considered clear confirmation of the interplay between the USTP and the CFPB: an email from the USTP's Region 21 bankruptcy trustee to Berman, noting "a separate CFPB request" for Morgan Drexen's documents and asking that the U.
In pending litigation, the USTP alleged Countrywide failed to satisfy its obligations as a creditor and thereby harmed not only homeowners in chapter 13 bankruptcy, but other creditors as well.
Mortgage Servicing Abuses Addressed The USTP launched investigations of Countrywide, as well as other mortgage lenders, after receiving complaints of chronic accounting irregularities by mortgage servicing companies.
The USTP is a member of the President's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, which was established to improve efforts across the government and with state and local partners to investigate and prosecute significant financial crimes, ensure just and effective punishment for those who perpetrate financial crimes, recover proceeds for victims, and address financial discrimination in the lending and financial markets.
senator from Ohio in the last election); and Howard Phillips, who founded USTP in 1990.
The USTP of Wisconsin, for example, is distributing a field manual, Principles Justifying the Arming and Organizing of a Militia.