Order to Cease and Desist Issued to WT Lee & Associates, LLC Becomes Final

December 21, 2012


Atlanta, Georgia — On December 20, 2012, an Order to Cease and Desist issued by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) to WT Lee & Associates, LLC located at 3895 Clairemont Dr. Suite B-126 San Diego, CA 92117 and 1946 W. Parkway Blvd. NW West Valley City, UT 84119 became final.

This Order to Cease and Desist was issued by the Department after it obtained evidence that WT Lee & Associates, LLC engaged in residential mortgage brokering and/or originating activities without a license or under an applicable exemption in violation of O.C.G.A. § 7-1-1002.

Pursuant to Georgia law, it is prohibited for any person to directly or indirectly solicit, process, place, or negotiate mortgage loans for others, or offer to solicit, process, place, or negotiate mortgage loans for others without a mortgage license or pursuant to an exemption from licensure.

It is also 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.

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


The Department has regulatory and/or licensing authority over state-chartered banks, credit unions, trust companies, mortgage loan originators, mortgage brokers, mortgage lenders, mortgage processors, check cashers, sale of check companies, money transmitters, international banking organizations, and bank holding companies conducting business in Georgia.  Visit us on the Web at: http://dbf.georgia.gov/