Peter Belli died in 2012, according to online news reports. Whistleblowers typically receive a share of the fines and online reports suggest his share will flow to his estate. Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corp. and Allied Home Mortgage and its CEO Jim Hodges, are expected to appeal the decision. ProPublica has written extensively on Allied Home Mortgage’s troubles. Check out their most recent story for more details on the case.
In May, 2011, Peter Belli filed a complaint in Boston. With guidance from whistleblower experts at Mahany Law, he accused Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation of massive mortgage fraud in a False Claims Act “qui tam” whistleblower lawsuit.
Over five years later, and after a trial that lasted five weeks, a jury found both the corporation and its CEO, Jim Hodge, guilty of knowingly representing to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that certain loans were properly prepared and eligible for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance, when in fact they were not.
Belli had managed several Allied branches in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Arizona, and other states. He was thus in an ideal position to observe Allied Capital’s fraudulent practices, and he was determined to bring the scheme to light. Unfortunately, he passed away before the verdict came out only days ago in Texas. The move to a Texas court had been…
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