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Debt Collection

A federal judge in Texas handed down a $2 million civil penalty to a third-party debt collector for abusive collections practices, finding the amount reasonable for more than 100,000 apparent violations.

SHERMAN, Texas – A federal judge in Texas handed down a $2 million civil penalty to a third-party debt collector for abusive collections practices, finding the amount reasonable for more than 100,000 apparent violations.

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant ordered Timothy Ford, president of Commercial Recovery Systems Inc., to pay the penalty to the federal government.

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