Monday, June 25, 2012

N.C. AG, assistant get awards after mortgage settlement

N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper and Assistant Attorney General Phil Lehman were given awards last week by the National Association of Attorneys General for their work on the mortgage settlement with the country's largest mortgage servicers announced earlier this year.

Cooper was given a president's award, and Lehman received the Attorney General Staff Member of the Year Award, the state attorney general's office said Monday.

Cooper was one of a handful of state attorneys general who led negotiations the $25 billion settlement. Lehman, who has worked in the consumer protection division for 24 years, was on the team.