Trump appoints Quicken Loans lobbiest to Dept of Urban Development even though Quicken named in DOJ suit on mortgages

Presidenti-elect Trump has named Shawn Krause, head of Quicken Loans’ government relations division to the transition’s team for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Quicken loans is involved in a case taken against it by the Department of Justice. The DOJ sued Quicken concerning allegations it knowingly issued defective mortgages insured by HUD’s Federal Housing Administration. Quicken has refused to settle.

Kruase is a registered lobbiest who leads Quicken’s government advocacy. The question has already been raised as to whether her new position would raise a conflict of interest given the pending case.

Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers