The interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (the “FFTEF”) and the Consumer Protection Working Group of the FFETF are focused on identifying threats to consumers and working together to prevent and stop them. Stuart F. Delery, the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, and André Birotte Jr., the United States Attorney for the Central District of California, are the co-chairs of the Consumer Protection Working Group.
The Working Group has created a "United States Attorney Toolkit for Military Consumer Fraud Enforcement” to help extend the Department of Justice's federal consumer protection efforts to military service members and their families. The toolkit is designed to contribute to the ongoing efforts with regard to this important subject and it is being unveiled in March 2013 to coincide with National Consumer Protection Week and to spotlight the Department of Justice's ongoing contributions to consumer protection.
The Toolkit can be viewed and downloaded at this link: United States Attorney Toolkit for Military Consumer FraudAdditional questions, inquiries and comments can be directed to Bruce Riordan, Special Counsel to the United States Attorney for the Central District of California, and Gymeka Williams, Community Relations Specialist for the Central District.
Mortgage Settlement Information
Individuals who believe that they may have been victims of lending discrimination by Countrywide and have questions about the settlement may email the Department of Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org .