Deloitte & Touche LLP settled lawsuits by Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.’s bankruptcy trustee and Deutsche Bank AG over $7.6 billion in losses associated with the collapse of the mortgage lender.
The first sign of what would ultimately become a $3 billion fraud surfaced Jan. 11, 2000, when Fannie Mae executive Samuel Smith discovered Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. sold him a loan owned by someone else.
Lee Farkas , the former chairman of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., went on trial today as the accused mastermind of a $1.9 billion fraud conspiracy. Looming in the background was the company’s relationship with the bailed-out federal mortgage financier, Freddie Mac.
The former chief executive officer of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., Paul R. Allen, admitted to his role in what prosecutors say was a $1.9 billion fraud that included attempts to deceive the federal bank bailout program.
Paul Ceglia, who claims half the holdings of Facebook Inc. co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, must produce originals of the contract and e-mails that he says prove his case, a judge ordered at the request of the company.
Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.’s former chairman, Lee Farkas , ordered data sent to Colonial Bank for nonexistent loans in an effort to cover up the company’s growing deficits, a company ex-president said.
Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the so-called Big Four accounting firms, was sued for failing to detect a fraud that allegedly led to more than $7 billion in losses at defunct mortgage lender Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.