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Vincent Howard, Lawrence W. Williamson, Howard Law, P.C., The Williamson Law Firm, LLC, and Williamson & Howard, LLP

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) settled claims against Howard Law, P.C., the Williamson Law Firm, LLC, and Williamson & Howard, LLP, as well as attorneys Vincent Howard and Lawrence Williamson.

The Court entered a final stipulated judgment that included findings that Defendants’ debt relief practices violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule.

Under the settlement, the Defendants are permanently banned from telemarketing any consumer financial product or service or otherwise offering or providing debt relief services. The judgment imposes a $40 million civil money penalty and redress in the amount of $35,256,275. The money judgment and civil money penalty are suspended, provided that certain conditions are met.

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Stipulated final judgment and order

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