Bout Time – AG’s Office Reprimands Erin Cullaro for “Foreclosure Mill” Work

AG’s office reprimands its attorney for “foreclosure mill” work

By SHANNON BEHNKEN | The Tampa Tribune

TAMPA – The Florida Attorney General’s Office has reprimanded one its attorneys for notarizing documents for one of the “foreclosure mills” the office is investigating. Erin Cullaro, an assistant attorney general for the office’s Economic Crimes Division in Tampa, is a former employee of Tampa-based Florida Default Law Group.

The Attorney General is investigating the firm, along with three other Florida firms, for what “appears to be fabricating and/or presenting false and misleading documents in foreclosure cases.”

Cullaro was given permission from the Attorney General’s Office in April 2008 for dual employment, allowing her to notarize law firm documents for 15 minutes three days a week.

But, according to the written reprimand, Cullaro failed to renew the application into the new fiscal year, “which would have altered the {Attorney General’s Office } to your continued outside employment and accurately reflected the time commitment involved.”

In addition, the reprimand says, “your continued dual employment created an appearance of impropriety” because the attorney general’s office was inquiring into the practices of foreclosure law firms. The reprimand states that Cullaro’s says she quit her notary role before the formal investigation begun. Even so, she could ultimately lose her job, according to the reprimand. Tom Ice of Ice Legal in West Palm Beach represents homeowners in foreclosure and wants to question Cullaro about documents she signed in some of his cases. Her signature varies drastically and court documents assert she signed off on documents while out of town on business with the attorney general’s office.

Court documents reviewed by the Tribune show Erin Cullaro’s signature varied from a full, cursive signature to a squiggly “E.” When she signed the reprimand letter, she used the “E.”

You can check out the rest of the story here…

For those who do not the story behind the Cullaro’s, it is a must see link…

LINK – Scandalous – Substantiated Allegations of Foreclosure Fraud That Implicates the Florida Attorney General’s Office and The Florida Default Law Group

Posted by Foreclosure Fraud on March 26, 2010 ·

Pay attention all! We have been sitting on this information for some time now due to ongoing investigations but since the cat is out of the bag here we go… Over at  Matt Weidner’s Blog He reports on the transcript and motion from a hearing held in a Volusia County Courtroom from Ice Legal. Bombshell- … Read more


14 Responses to “Bout Time – AG’s Office Reprimands Erin Cullaro for “Foreclosure Mill” Work”
  1. Marla says:

    Since the posts keep coming up on Erin, I keep wondering why since she was working for the AG Office why would she continue to work 15 minutes 3 times a week for the Default Law Group? Seems to me that would be a waste of time except if she was being paid a good salary for doing so. When I think about it, who would go to a job for 15 minutes, seems like a big waste of time, EXCEPT for the money. Also, another thought, why would the Default Law Group continue to have her notarize when they were up to no good and they had to have known that she was part of the AG Office. Could she have been supplying these creeps with info? Just my brain working overtime or have other people thought the same thing?

  2. Liz in Sarasota says:

    I spent a couple hours in our lovely historic courthouse this afternoon and saw a number of “Erin signatures.” They were mostly like version #3 and #4.
    One thing that struck me is that several times her signature was notarized by Lisa L. Cullaro. Sister? Aunt? Mother? How cozy!
    We all need to visit our local courthouses. Take a look at WAMU foreclosures, starting at 2006 or 2007. Look at all the robo-signing. Oh, boy.

    • Marla says:

      I believe that Lisa is her sister. Read that somewhere can’t remember what site it was.

    • J Glenn Lowe says:

      I guess they will let any ole’ crack whore be a Notary these days

    • Liz in Sarasota says:

      Well, sister, mother, cousin – I’d love to get Lisa’s deposition & get her to discuss whether or not she “personally knows” Erin and witnessed her signature.
      Did they think we wouldn’t notice? Did they think we wouldn’t figure it out??

  3. Liz in Sarasota says:

    I would like to suggest that we all start to compile the numerous “variations” of signatures from known robo-signers like lil ole Erin and that gal from David J. Stern’s law firm. I know that Shapiro & Fishman, enablers for WAMU, used an outfit out of Minnesota named Fidelity National Foreclosure Solutions, and FNFS employed (and still does!) a gal named Dory Goebel to robo-sign 1000 affidavits per day. I have this figure out of the horse’s mouth, because Dory penned an article in 2006 in which she stated that she and “her team” churned out, on average, one thousand affidavits per day. I understand that there are at least 10 variations of Dory’s signature floating around.
    My thought is that this website would be a perfect forum for all of us to submit signatures and compare those that are displayed. We think this is a Florida-centric website but these foreclosure/affidavit mills were operating all over the country. Just look how helpful it is to see Erin’s variations!
    Finally, let’s all pick up the phone and tell the FL AG how inappropriate we think it is for him to have Erin on his staff. Not only is there the obvious conflict of interest, there’s the question of her signature(s). Did she think no one was going to notice?? Give the AG a call! 1-866-966-7226.
    You can’t deal drugs and be a cop; you can’t work for the AG and a foreclosure mill while the AG is investigating the foreclosure mill. Duh! Lawyers are so ethically challenged it boggles the mind!

  4. ERIN CULLARO was approved to notarize documents for her former employer on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings from 7:00 to 7:00pm. In this instance, not only did she notarize for a relative, she crossed out Friday and wrote in Sunday – February 14th – Valentine’s Day. Does she love her job that much?

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  5. J Glenn Lowe says:

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  6. I would have expected her to be prosecuted….

  7. Marla says:

    Hey, maybe she is talking. One can only hope. However, she should loose her job because she clearly was involved in this mess.

  8. Alina says:

    That’s all she gets – a reprimand? I would have expected her to be fired.

  9. housemanrob says:

    Does anybody smell a rat? Much double talk do-do!

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