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General Steve A. Linick

Wrong General Steve A. Linick?


Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: l***@***.gov
the State Department
2201 C Street
Washington D.C., District of Columbia 10520
United States

Company Description: The State Department maintains passport records for about 127 million Americans.

Employment History

  • Inspector
    Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Head of the OIG Office
    Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • United States Attorney
    District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein
  • Inspector
  • Executive Director
    National Procurement Fraud Task Force
  • Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section, Criminal Division
    Department of Justice
  • Director, National Procurement Fraud Task Force
    Department of Justice

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • J.D.
    Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A.
    Georgetown University
  • M.A.
    Georgetown University
198 Total References
Web References
Before Linick took office last ..., 5 April 2014 [cached]
Before Linick took office last fall, the State Department had been without an inspector general position for five years-the longest IG vacancy in the government's history, as noted in The Washington Post.
The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors.
In a special "management alert" made public Thursday, the State Department's Inspector General Steve Linick warned "significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years.
Loan Modification Scam Busted in Rancho Cucamonga, 3 April 2014 [cached]
Steve Linick, the Federal Housing Finance Agency Inspector General, stated: The government created programs intended to assist homeowners by allowing them to remain in their homes during these troubling financial times.
Steve Linick, head of the ..., 5 Nov 2012 [cached]
Steve Linick, head of the FHFA's OIG office, says the article overstates the case. Boyd wrote:
If you conveniently left off the fact that you have an outstanding mortgage you failed to pay, or that you have a deficiency judgment against you for the difference between what you owe and what the house sold for at foreclosure, you've committed mortgage fraud.
In a September 25 op-ed in DS News (an online trade publication on default servicing) titled "Placing Our Mission in Perspective," Linick writes it is "not the case" that his office "is going to 'lock up' anyone who strategically defaults on their mortgage. "My office is not 'on the prowl for people who owe [Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac] money.' We are, however, committed to combating mortgage fraud and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of FHFA's programs and operations."
To that end, he says, his office is auditing FHFA's oversight of how Fannie and Freddie recovers losses from foreclosure sales, and looking at how the companies handle strategic defaulters is part of that. What will come out of that effort will be recommendations for improving oversight of the two companies and how they recover funds. "This constitutes the extent of our current work on strategic defaulters," he explains.
Hopefully this piece will help reinforce Mr. Linick's op-ed and provide more clarity on the issue.
An excellent article from the New York Times titled How a Financial Pro Lost His House is worth a read, he walks us through his decision to strategically default and the consequences from that.
The guilty plea was announced by ..., 1 June 2012 [cached]
The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Inspector General Steve A. Linick of the Federal Housing Finance Agency; Acting Postal Inspector in … (2 comments)
Steve A. Linick, the ..., 31 July 2014 [cached]
Steve A. Linick, the inspector general of the Federal Housing Finance Agency , said housing complaints deserve timely action. (But Linick did nothing, and we have proof he is part of the cover-up! )
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