WASHINGTON — PHH Corp. has been ordered to pay $109 million over allegations that it illegally accepted kickbacks on reinsurance premium payments after Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray partially overruled a decision previously made by an administrative law judge.

Cordray issued the decision Thursday, agreeing with an administrative law judge who found last year that PHH (and several related companies) received mortgage kickbacks in the form of reinsurance payments from insurers to which it had referred customers. The judge tied the violations to reinsurance premiums paid and to loans that closed since July 21, 2008.

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