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IN THE MATTER OF:
FIVE STAR FINANCING
CORPORATION d/b/a SEVEN
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WHEREAS, the Banking Commissioner (“Commissioner”) is charged with the administration of Part I of Chapter 668, Sections 36a-485 to 36a-534a, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes, “Mortgage Lenders, Brokers and Originators”;
WHEREAS, the Commissioner, through the Consumer Credit Division of the Department of Banking, conducted an investigation pursuant to Section 36a-17 of the Connecticut General Statutes into the activities of Five Star to determine if it had violated, was violating or was about to violate the provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes within the jurisdiction of the Commissioner;
WHEREAS, on October 22, 2008, the Commissioner, acting pursuant to Section 4-182(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes, Section 36a-494(a)(1)(C) of the 2008 Supplement to the General Statutes, as amended by Public Acts 07-91, 07-156 and 08-176, and Sections 36a-51(a) and 36a-52(a) of the 2008 Supplement to the General Statutes, issued an Order of Summary Suspension, Notice of Intent to Revoke Mortgage Broker License, Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist and Notice of Right to Hearing (collectively “Notice”) against Five Star, which Notice is incorporated by reference herein;
WHEREAS, the Notice alleged that Five Star, in violation of Section 36a-492(a) of the 2008 Supplement to the General Statutes, as amended by Public Acts 07-156 and 08-176, failed to maintain a surety bond that runs concurrently with the period of the license granted to Five Star to act as a mortgage broker in Connecticut from 801 N. Parkcenter Drive, #107, Santa Ana, California;
WHEREAS, on November 12, 2008, Five Star received the Notice, and no request for a hearing was received by the Commissioner;
WHEREAS, on November 17, 2008, Five Star specifically assured the Commissioner that Five Star has not done any business in Connecticut as of December 2006;
WHEREAS, Section 4-177(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 36a-1-55(a) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies provide that a contested case may be resolved by agreed settlement, unless precluded by law;
WHEREAS, Five Star agrees to voluntarily enter into this Settlement Agreement without admitting or denying any allegations contained in the Notice set forth herein, and solely for the purpose of obviating the need for formal administrative proceedings concerning the allegation described above;
WHEREAS, Five Star, through its execution of this Settlement Agreement, voluntarily agrees to waive any rights to a hearing upon the allegations contained in the Notice, and waives the right to seek judicial review or otherwise challenge or contest the validity of this Settlement Agreement;
AND WHEREAS, upon the entry of this Settlement Agreement, this matter will be resolved and the Commissioner will not take any future enforcement action against Five Star based upon the allegations contained in the Notice.
NOW THEREFORE, the Commissioner and Five Star enter into this Settlement Agreement as follows:
||Prior to the date this Settlement Agreement is executed by the Commissioner, Five Star will surrender its mortgage broker licenses Nos. 18439 and 18942, and cease engaging in the business of a mortgage broker in Connecticut from 801 N. Parkcenter Drive, #107, Santa Ana, California;|
||Nothing in this Settlement Agreement shall adversely affect the ability of Five Star to apply for or obtain a license or renewal license under Part I of Chapter 668 of the Connecticut General Statutes in the future; and|
||Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Settlement Agreement, execution of this Settlement Agreement is without prejudice to the right of the Commissioner to take enforcement action against Five Star to enforce this Settlement Agreement if the Commissioner determines that Five Star is not fully complying with any term or condition stated herein or if any representation made by Five Star and reflected herein is subsequently discovered to be untrue. For purposes of this paragraph, a violation of this Settlement Agreement shall be deemed to be a violation of an order of the Commissioner.|
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Settlement Agreement to be executed by each of them or their duly authorized representatives on the dates hereinafter subscribed.
Dated at Hartford, Connecticut
this 16th day of December 2008. ________/s/_________
Howard F. Pitkin
I, Ralph Demirtshian, state on behalf of Five Star Financing Corporation d/b/a Seven Seas Mortgage, that I have read the foregoing Settlement Agreement; that I know and fully understand its contents; that I am authorized to execute this Settlement Agreement on behalf of Five Star Financing Corporation d/b/a Seven Seas Mortgage; and that Five Star Financing Corporation d/b/a Seven Seas Mortgage agrees freely and without threat or coercion of any kind to comply with the terms and conditions stated herein.
Five Star Financing Corporation
d/b/a Seven Seas Mortgage
State of: California
County of: Orange
On this the 9th day of December 2008, before me, Ladan K. Shayegi, the undersigned officer, personally appeared Ralph Demirtshian, who acknowledged himself/herself to be the President of Five Star Financing Corporation d/b/a Seven Seas Mortgage, a corporation, and that he/she, as such President, being authorized so to do, executed the foregoing instrument for the purposes therein contained, by signing the name of the corporation by himself/herself as President.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand.
Notary Public / Commissioner of the Superior Court
Date Commission Expires: 3/24/2010
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