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Mortgage Fraud Whistleblower Gets Fees Tied to $15 Million Deal

Feb. 10, 2021, 7:27 PM

A False Claims Act whistleblower will receive $152,327 in attorneys’ fees and costs for her role in bringing about a $15 million settlement between the federal government and Guaranteed Rate Inc. for alleged misconduct under federal mortgage loan programs, a New York federal court said Wednesday.

This recovery for Anthonitte Carranza, who received $2.4 million under the settlement announced in April 2020, reflects a reasonable hourly rate for attorneys in the Northern District, Judge Mae A. D’Agostino said.

The settlement resolved allegations that Guaranteed Rate didn’t comply with requirements for lenders to maintain quality control programs to prevent underwriting deficiencies,...

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