The founder and TV pitchman for mortgage lending leader Ditech.com abruptly resigned Monday after three of his top managers were indicted for allegedly trying to extort kickbacks from a Pittsburgh real estate services firm.
A spokesman for Ditech.com, a unit of General Motors Corp., said [J. Paul] Reddam voluntarily resigned. He declined to comment on whether the departure of Reddam, who was chief executive, was related to the ongoing federal probe, which is being led by the U.S. attorney in Pennsylvania.
On Monday, agents for the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Ditech.com's headquarters in Costa Mesa and arrested two managers, Gregory Kenneth DeLong, 41, and Vincent Pozzuoli, 36, both of Newport Beach. A third Ditech.com manager, Jay David Marx, 36, of San Juan Capistrano, was expected to be arrested Monday night, said a U.S. attorney spokesman, Thom Mrozek.