DOB: Bulletin 2455 - March 11, 2011

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 2455
Week Ending March 11, 2011

This bulletin constitutes the only official notification you will receive from this office concerning any of the following applications. Any observations you may have are solicited. Any comments should be in writing to Howard F. Pitkin, Banking Commissioner, at the Connecticut Department of Banking, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103-1800 or via E-mail. Written comments will be considered only if they are received within ten days from the date of this bulletin.


 
STATE CREDIT UNION ACTIVITY
Branch Activity
 
Date Credit Union Location Activity
4/15/11
New Haven County Credit Union
New Haven
175 Sherman Avenue
New Haven, CT  06511
scheduled
closing date

 
CONSUMER CREDIT DIVISION
Temporary Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Issue
Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Impose Civil Penalty
 
On March 3, 2011, the Commissioner issued a Temporary Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Impose Civil Penalty and Notice of Right to Hearing (“Notice”) in the Matter of:  American Mortgage Auditors, Inc. (“Respondent”).  The Notice alleged that Respondent offered to engage and engaged in debt negotiation in this state without obtaining the required license, in violation of 36a-671(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes, and collected fees which did not comply with Section 36a-671b(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes and the schedule of maximum fees established by the Commissioner.  The alleged violations form the basis to issue an order to cease and desist pursuant to Sections 36a-671a(b) and 36a-52(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, and to impose a civil penalty pursuant to Sections 36a-671a(b) and 36a-50(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.  The Commissioner also found that the public welfare required the issuance of a Temporary Order to Cease and Desist and ordered the repayment of fees pursuant to Section 36a-671a(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.  Respondent was afforded an opportunity to request a hearing with regard to the allegations set forth in the Notice.
 
Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist,
Notice of Intent to Impose Civil Penalty
 
On March 3, 2011, the Commissioner issued a Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Impose Civil Penalty and Notice of Right to Hearing (“Notice”) in the Matter of:  Matthew Smith and YourMortgageRights.com a/k/a YourMortgageRights.org a/k/a ModPilot, Inc. a/k/a ModPilot.com (“Respondents”).  The Notice alleged that the Respondents offered to engage in debt negotiation in this state without obtaining the required license, in violation of Section 36a-671(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.  The alleged violation forms the basis to issue an order to cease and desist against each Respondent pursuant to Sections 36a-671a(b) and 36a-52(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, and to impose a civil penalty upon each Respondent pursuant to Sections 36a-671a(b) and 36a-50(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.  Respondents were afforded an opportunity to request a hearing with regard to the allegations set forth in the Notice.
 
 
       Dated:  Tuesday, March 15, 2011
 
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner