JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Lender Processing Services has reached an agreement with the Justice Department to pay $35 million to settle charges it participated in a six-year scheme to prepare and file more than 1 million fraudulently signed and notarized mortgage-related documents with property recorders’ offices throughout the U.S.

The non-prosecution agreement of the robo-signing case follows a felony guilty plea from the chief executive officer of wholly owned LPS subsidiary DocX LLC. Lorraine Brown, the former CEO of DocX LLC, on Nov. 20 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. During her guilty plea, Brown admitted to her leadership role in the scheme.

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