Criminal Action by Georgia Dept of Banking Results in Guilty Plea

Allison Tussey —  November 6, 2009 — Leave a comment

Kawana Latrell Melvin entered a first offender plea on October 19, 2009, in the Superior Court of Clayton County to felony charges that she unlawfully transacted mortgage business without a license, registration or under an applicable exemption; and made a false statement with respect to her eligibility to work in the Georgia residential mortgage industry.

The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) referred this matter to the State Attorney General’s Office after learning that in violation of a final Order to Cease and Desist, she continued to work a as mortgage loan processor for a residential mortgage licensee. In conjunction with doing so, Melvin used a false document purportedly written by the Commissioner of the Department that provided that she was not prohibited from engaging in residential mortgage activities.

Pursuant to the plea entered by Melvin to these two felonies, she has been placed on probation for a period of three years and must pay a fine in the amount of $2,000.00. Further, while she is on probation, Melvin is prohibited from obtaining employment in any real estate or mortgage business and cannot apply for or obtain professional licenses in either of these industries.

Allison Tussey

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