Stories by Paul Kiel

Paul Kiel is a reporter for ProPublica. He's written for TPMmuckraker, Talking Points Memo’s investigative reporting blog, from 2006 to 2008. TPM’s coverage of the firings of U.S. attorneys and politicization of the Department of Justice won a George Polk Award for legal reporting. subscribe to Paul Kiel's feed

Posted on: Dec 28, 2016, Source: ProPublica

When Steven Mnuchin ran OneWest, the bank aggressively and in some cases, wrongly, foreclosed on elderly homeowners with reverse mortgages. The bank had a disproportionate share of such foreclosures.

Posted on: May 5, 2016, Source: ProPublica

ProPublica spent years gathering data to shed light on how debt collectors use the courts.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2015, Source: ProPublica

A ProPublica analysis of state court filings reveals that Capital One sues its customers far more than any other bank—and typically for amounts between just $1,000 and $1,500.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2014, Source: ProPublica , NPR Online

“We will be paying them off until we die,” one debtor said.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2014, Source: ProPublica

This company sues service members based anywhere in the world, no matter how much inconvenience or expense they incur.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2011, Source: ProPublica

GMAC, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, faced a quandary last summer. It wanted to foreclose on a NYC homeowner but lacked the crucial paperwork.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2010, Source: ProPublica

Homeowners who may well be eligible for the mortgage loan modification program are being denied because their troubles were not deemed "permanent."

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009, Source: ProPublica

Confusion and delays have plagued the administration's loan modification program, causing homeowners to fall behind on mortgage payments, risking foreclosure.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2009, Source: ProPublica

It's looking increasingly like the FDIC will have to turn to Treasury to help it weather the storm.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2009, Source: ProPublica

The new top line number for the ailing giant, near as we can figure, is $180 billion.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2009, Source: ProPublica

The TARP hasn't saved the nation's major banks. So what's next?

Posted on: Dec 29, 2008, Source: ProPublica

Homeowners should be able to get loan modification help from nonprofits, which charge little or nothing for the service.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2008, Source: ProPublica

A series of mainstream media reports find states will still be wrestling with different voting systems for the presidential election.