Walter Investment Management Corp. subsidiary Ditech Financial has paid $1.4 million as part of an agreement to settle claims of alleged abusive debt collection practices in Massachusetts.

The $1.4 million fine will be distributed "to address the negative effects of foreclosure, debt collection or other consumer protection issues" at the discretion of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, according to a news release last week. The agreement, filed in a commonwealth superior court, also requires Ditech to cease placing collection calls in excess of the limit set up by the state and to train the company's debt collectors regarding the agreement.

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