Diane Whitaker, the former president/CEO of the liquidated Ensign Federal Credit Union, told Credit Union Times in 2007 that she had early concerns with North Star Business Services LLC, a business lending CUSO now facing a suit from the NCUA.

According to the Nov. 8 complaint filed by the NCUA, the regulator alleged that NSBS continued to collect payments on 18 commercial loans allegedly owned by Ensign after the credit union was shut down in November 2009 due to declining financial conditions. Despite the NCUA issuing NSBS a cease and desist order, the CUSO continued to collect payments and allegedly threatened borrowers with servicing fees if they did not comply. The CUSO’s principals, David Osburn and Mark Moody, are named as defendants in the complaint. Neither could be reached for comment.

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