Backstory: the whistleblower behind the $320 million Home America mortage fraud settlement

Comfort Friddle began work for Home America Mortgage in 2004. Now, the mother of three is known as the whistleblower engine behind the $320 million settlement between the Department Of Justice and Home America Mortgage and its parent company.

The two companies will pay $320 million to resolve a case alleging fraud relating to bilking the Housing and Urban Development FHA Mortgage program, designed to encourage home ownership/  Allegations included falsification and manufacturing loan documents, disregarding HUD regulations and more.

Friddle said that she saw young bank tellers who said they were making over $30,000 per month all qualifying for loans.

It is not clear what she will receive as her percentage of the amounts paid under law.