When we take an enforcement action against an entity or person we believe has violated the law, we will post court documents and other related materials here.
The Bureau may enforce the law by filing an action in federal district court or by initiating an administrative adjudication proceeding. Administrative proceedings are conducted by an Administrative Law Judge, who holds hearings and issues a recommended decision. Proceedings are conducted in accordance with the Rules of Practice for Adjudication Proceedings.
On June 28, 2021, the Bureau filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and on the following day, the Bureau filed a proposed stipulated final judgment and order against Burlington Financial Group, LLC, and its principals, Richard Burnham, Katherine Burnham, and Sang Yi, which the court entered the same day.
On May 22, 2020, the Bureau and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey jointly filed a lawsuit against Commonwealth Equity Group, LLC, which does business as Key Credit Repair, and Nikitas Tsoukales (also known as Nikitas Tsoukalis), Key Credit Repair’s president and owner.
On May 2, 2019, the Bureau filed a complaint against PGX Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, Progrexion) and against John C. Heath, Attorney at Law PLLC, which does business as Lexington Law, in the federal district court.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed two complaints and proposed final judgments in federal court against four California-based credit repair companies and three individuals for misleading consumers and charging illegal fees.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it has obtained a preliminary injunction against World Law Group and its senior leaders for running a debt-relief scheme that charged consumers exorbitant, illegal upfront fees.