On July 7, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau settled with Timemark, Inc., a company based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, that provides debt-relief services to consumers with federal student-loan debt, and with its owners and officers, Timothy Lenihan, Sr., Mark Nagler, and Casey Gassaway.
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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 .
On July 6, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against My Loan Doctor LLC, a Delaware financial-company operating in West Palm Beach, Florida and New York City and doing business as Loan Doctor (Loan Doctor), and its founder, Edgar Radjabli.
On June 23, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau settled with Harbour Portfolio Advisors, LLC (Harbour); National Asset Advisors, LLC (NAA); and National Asset Mortgage, LLC (NAM), companies that worked together to issue contracts for deeds to consumers.
On June 2, 2020, the Bureau announced a settlement with Main Street Personal Finance, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
Commonwealth Equity Group, LLC (d/b/a Key Credit Repair); Nikitas Tsoukales (a/k/a Nikitas Tsoukalis)
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 April 1, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a consent order against Cottonwood Financial, Ltd., which does business under the name Cash Store.
On March 9, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit in federal district court in the Northern District of Illinois against Fifth Third Bank, National Association.
On February 20, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs, and the State of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a lawsuit in federal district court in the District of South Carolina against Candy Kern-Fuller, Howard Sutter III, and Upstate Law Group LLC.
On January 30, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a complaint in federal court in the District of Rhode Island against Citizens Bank, N.A.
On May 14, 2020, the Bureau, and Chou Team Realty, LLC, Thomas Chou, TDK Enterprises, LLC, Cre8labs, Inc., and Sean Cowell moved for entry of a stipulated final judgment.