Order to Cease & Desist Against Maria Sutherland, d/b/a A1 Processing, Becomes Final

June 24, 2009


Atlanta, Georgia

On June 13, 2009 an Order to Cease and Desist issued by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance to Maria Sutherland, d/b/a A1 Processing, Marietta, GA, became final.

This Order to Cease and Desist was issued by the Department after it obtained evidence that Maria Sutherland, d/b/a A1 Processing, engaged in mortgage broker/lending activities without a license or under an applicable exemption.

Pursuant to Georgia law, it is prohibited for any person knowingly to purchase, sell, or transfer a mortgage loan or loan application from or to an entity that is not licensed or exempt from licensing or registration provisions to engage in mortgage broker/lender activities.

 Contact:  Rod Carnes, Deputy Commissioner for Non-Depository Financial Institutions
                Phone: (770) 986-1371
                E-mail:
rodc@dbf.state.ga.us

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