Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Park View Law
Penalty: 
$500,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
June 27, 2017
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed two complaints and proposed final judgments in federal court against four California-based credit repair companies and three individuals for misleading consumers and charging illegal fees. The Bureau alleged that the companies not only charged illegal advance fees for credit repair services, but also misrepresented their ability to repair consumers' credit scores. Under a proposed final judgment, Prime Credit, LLC, IMC Capital, LLC, Commercial Credit Consultants, Blake Johnson, and Eric Schlegel were to pay a civil money penalty of more than $1.5 million. Under a second proposed final judgment, Park View Law, known formerly as Prime Law Experts, Inc., and its owner Arthur Barens were to pay $500,000 in relinquished funds to the U.S. Treasury.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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