Report: Anthony Casa Leaves AIME

Three months after igniting a scandal by sending lewd and misogynistic messages about a rival, Anthony Casa is officially stepping down from his role at the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts, HousingWire reported Thursday. Casa took a leave of absence from AIME after he falsely accused the wife of a Quicken executive of having sexual relations with United Wholesale Mortgage CEO Mat Ishbia. He is starting his own brokerage in Philadelphia, according to a statement he provided to HousingWire, which makes no mention of the scandal that drove him out of AIME. “After much consideration and heart-to-heart conversations with family and friends, I have decided to officially hand the reigns over to the extremely capable hands of Katie Sweeney and…

Checking In With Anthony Casa

If you thought Anthony Casa would dial things back in the wake of sending lewd video texts about a rival’s wife, well … he seems to be sending a different message. As seen in the picture above, Casa updated his Facebook cover photo with an old picture in front of a presentation slide that says “FUCK THESE GUYS. ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK.” His Facebook profile still identifies him as “Chairman @ Association of Independent Mortgage Experts” – even though he took a leave of absence after swift and severe backlash to his lewd texts and comments. Casa came under fire after The Mortgage Note and others shared videos he sent to Quicken executive Austin Niemiec falsely alleging his wife Theresa performed oral sex…

Is AIME Scrubbing Channels Of Critical Comments?

After Anthony Casa announced he was taking a leave of absence from the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts, the organization removed his bio from its website while also apparently scrubbing comments on its social media channels. Casa was the chairman and founder of AIME. He took a leave of absence last week after days of stories about lewd video text messages he sent to a Quicken Loans Vice President about the executive’s wife. In the days after the news broke, AIME started losing major sponsors – including two of three platinum level sponsors for 2020. Still, Casa did not resign and instead took a leave of absence, suggesting that he may return at some point in the future. Casa apparently…

Is AIME Keeping Door Open For Casa’s Return?

After Anthony Casa took a leave of absence from his leadership of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts for sending lewd video texts, his (at least) temporary replacement vowed to keep the organization on track and seemed to keep the door open for Casa’s return. “In light of recent events, Anthony made the difficult decision to step away,” Katie Sweeney, executive vice president of strategy at AIME, wrote in Facebook post. “The industry and its current leaders have some hard work ahead to ensure women are treated with the same respect as our male counterparts. I trust that AIME and Anthony will play a role in that positive change. I intend to make sure of it.” Casa announced Thursday he is taking…

AIME Boss Anthony Casa Takes Leave Of Absence

Anthony Casa announced Thursday he will take a leave of absence from his role as the head of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts – but stopped short of resigning after it was disclosed he sent lewd and misogynistic video texts about the wife of a rival. Casa has been under fire since Sunday, when The Mortgage Note and others shared videos he sent to Quicken executive Austin Niemiec falsely alleging his wife Theresa had sexual relations with United Wholesale Mortgage CEO Mat Ishbia. Casa later followed up those videos with more inappropriate texts to Niemiec before Mrs. Niemiec filed a defamation lawsuit against him. Since then, AIME has lost two of its three platinum sponsors for 2020, as well a…

Anthony Casa: AIME Loses 2 of 3 Platinum Sponsors

In February, the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts announced its roster of sponsors for the year, saying their involvement “highlights a renewed commitment in the industry to empowering independent mortgage brokers.” “Sponsorship is a key component to AIME’s mission of supplying innovative and advanced resources that provide our members with the tools they need to build and nurture strong relationships with consumers,” AIME Chairman Anthony Casa said at the time. “We are grateful for the trust and support of the nineteen organizations that are our 2020 sponsors and we are looking forward to putting their investments in our organization to work to support our members.”  Five months later, however, AIME is hemorrhaging key sponsors in after the disclosure that Casa…

Mortgage Trade Group CEO Sends Lewd, Misogynistic Texts To Rival

Warning: This story and the embedded videos include crude and misogynistic language. The head of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts sent a mortgage company executive expletive-filled video messages falsely alleging the man’s wife performed sexual acts on United Wholesale Mortgage President & CEO Mat Ishbia while in college. “Austin, great to see you’re having a great time. Love to meet your wife. It’s amazing that’s the girl who sucked Ishbia’s d*** in college. Way to marry up,” AIME CEO Anthony Casa said in the video directed at Quicken Loans Executive Vice President Austin Niemiec – and apparently distributed to others. In response, Theresa Niemiec – Austin’s wife – filed a lawsuit against Casa, alleging he “published and distributed derogatory, misogynistic and…