Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
Penalty: 
$250,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
September 1, 2005
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a $250,000 settlement with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc. for violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). HUD asserted that Coldwell Banker's Atlanta real estate brokerage offices paid higher sales commissions and offered gifts and other incentives to its sales agents for referring business to an affiliated title company.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Housing and Urban Development Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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Parent company note: 
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