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Volume 2014 - Number 17

May 1, 2014

Reports Surface of CFPB Examiners Pressing For Participation Under Oath

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau examiners have reportedly become suspicious of certain mortgage banking executives’ participation in the exam process and escalated their interaction by pressing them to provide their input under oath. Officials at the consulting firm of Garrett, McAuley & Co. reported a disturbing development at a mortgage company in a Mid-Atlantic state undergoing a CFPB exam. “The examiner-in-charge apparently thought that the owner was lying, and the CFPB now wants to question him under oath,” principal Joe Garrett said in a recent note to clients. “Under oath? Whether or not they can prove...

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