Florida AG, Do Not Settle with Shapiro | More Shapiro Network Troubles, Firm is Under Investigation for Alleged Fraudulent Signatures on Deeds

Shapiro & Burson no longer a Freddie Mac recommended foreclosure law firm Firm is under investigation for alleged fraudulent signatures on deeds Freddie Mac has instructed its mortgage servicers to stop referring foreclosure cases to Shapiro & Burson, the Virginia law firm accused of improper handling of more than 1,000 deeds for Maryland homes in … Read more

Foreclosuregate – Tim Miller – “Love, Your Broken Home” (Song)

Tim Miller “Love, Your Broken Home” (some language) Repost… Just wanted to share this song again. TimMillerDotCom A little while back I listened to an interview on the radio involving predatory lending practices. On one side, they had a family on the verge of being homeless because of these predatory practices. On the other side, … Read more

Fed Releases Thousands Of Pages Of Secret Loan Docs from the Financial Crisis

Fed Releases Discount-Window Loan Records The Federal Reserve released thousands of pages of secret loan documents under court order, almost three years after Bloomberg LP first requested details of the central bank’s unprecedented support to banks during the financial crisis. The records — 894 files in PDF form that must be individually opened and read … Read more

Lawsuit Reveals How a Middleman is Blocking Mortgage Modifications for Homeowners

Lawsuit Reveals How a Middleman is Blocking Mortgage Modifications for Homeowners by Paul Kiel ProPublica Pamela Jeter of Atlanta, Ga., has been trying to get a mortgage modification for more than two years. She seems like an ideal candidate. She has shown she can stay current with a reduction in her monthly mortgage payments. Everybody … Read more

Agencies Seek Public Comment on Risk Retention Proposal to Require “Lenders” to Retain at Least 5 Percent of the Credit Risk

Agencies Seek Public Comment on Risk Retention Proposal Washington, D.C., March 31, 2011 — Six federal agencies are seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would require sponsors of asset-backed securities (ABS) to retain at least 5 percent of the credit risk of the assets underlying the securities and would not permit sponsors to … Read more

ForeclosureHamlet.org aka Lisa Esptein’s Response to Nationwide Title Clearing Cease and Desist Letter

  March 30, 2011 Michael B. Colgan GLENN RASMUSSEN FOGARTY & HOOKER 100 South Ashley Drive Suite 1300 Tampa, Florida 33607 RE:  Cease and Desist Demand Letter to Lisa Epstein dated March 14, 2011 Dear Attorney Colgan: Please be advised that this Law Firm has been retained to represent Lisa Epstein regarding your Cease and … Read more

WHEN DOES THE DOJ “break the ice” with CRIMINALS? Foreclosure Deal with U.S. Banks Elusive

Foreclosure deal with U.S. banks elusive (Reuters) – Large U.S. banks are mired in negotiations with state attorneys general over mortgage servicing abuses, as bank regulators prepare their own enforcement actions against the banks. On Wednesday, banks including Bank of America and JPMorgan and a group of attorneys general met at the U.S. Justice Department … Read more

PB Post | LPS “Surrogate signers” signed countless foreclosure documents – with someone else’ name

“Surrogate signers” signed countless foreclosure documents – with someone else’ name by Christine Stapleton At Lender Processing Services workers who signed tens of thousands of sworn foreclosure affidavits with someone else’ name were called “surrogate signers”, according to Cheryl Denise Thomas, a former LPS worker who admitted to notarizing as many as 1,000 sworn affidavits … Read more

Florida Bankers Work with Rep Passidomo to “Fix” Foreclosure Bill HR1191

Florida House bill would waive rights of some delinquent home owners Lenders could bypass plenty of legal legwork when they foreclose on some homes, including abandoned houses, investment properties and vacation homes if a bill in the Florida House becomes law. The law would create an “alternative foreclosure procedure” that lenders could impose on owners … Read more

Foreclosure Filing Fee Based Court Budget = Florida Courts on Brink of Collapse

It’s clearer now.  The foreclosing entities were fully funding the court system.   Rocket docket auxiliary courts & extreme judicial bias in favor of plaintiffs who are forced to fabricate evidence because there exists no other proof to win their lawsuits?  Why of course!  Can’t bite the hand that feeds you! Florida Courts on Brink of … Read more

ForeclosureHamlet.org aka Lisa Epstein Under Attack by Nationwide Title Clearing

“Lisa Epstein, is an advocate for the People of Florida and her arena is the public. Her strengths are in her First Amendment rights as a journalist and an Advocate. That is why your letter and this response will be posted on her Blog, www.foreclosurehamlet.org, as well as, www.4closurefraud.org.” ~ ForeclosureHamlet.org AKA Lisa Epstein Under … Read more

Belial Bank Emergency Conference Call – Discussing MERS Bailout Legislation

Belial Bank Emergency Conference Call – Discussing MERS Bailout Legislation B.L.  Zebub: “OK everyone, listen up. The last time we had a conference call, there seemed to be an undue amount of bickering and finger-pointing between Liz Pendens, representing the title industry, and Dee Faulting representing the lender servicing industry.  By the way, Dee, you … Read more

Full Deposition of Tywanna Thomas’ Mother, Cheryl Denise Thomas of DOCX, LPS

Once again, another damning deposition from Fraudclosuregate courtesy of Naked Capitalism… Up to a 1,000 documents a day. “Surrogate Signers” Notary fraud. You know, the usual… Check it out in full below… ~ 4closureFraud.org ~ Full Deposition of Tywanna Thomas’ Mother, Cheryl Denise Thomas of DOCX, LPS Tweet

THIS FRIDAY April 1st – @1pm WPB, FL. 1hr CLE! First Fridays Foreclosure Defense Lunch & Learn for Attorneys

THIS FRIDAY April 1st – @1pm WPB, FL. 1hr CLE! First Fridays Foreclosure Defense Lunch & Learn for Attorneys ATTENTION PLEASE: ALL weary, embattled foreclosure defense attorneys.  It’s time for another First Fridays Lunch & Learn! Please join us on Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 1pm as Melva & Richard host their monthly Lunch and … Read more

Naked Capitalism | Lender Processing Services Behind More Record-Keeping Botches and Foreclosure Forgeries

Lender Processing Services Behind More Record-Keeping Botches and Foreclosure Forgeries Lender Processing Services has played a singularly destructive role in the mortgage servicing industry. The firm not only offered document fabrication services through DocX, a company it acquired and was forced to shut down after the Department of Justice started sniffing about, but is being … Read more

Fraudclosure Fight | The Law Offices of David J. Stern, P.A. Plaintiff, v. Chase Home Finance, LLC, Defendant

It seems to be imploding everywhere today… Here is one of the eight cases filed by Stern that were mentioned last week in the post David J. Stern Strikes Back, Sues Lenders That Once Hired Him. The complaint contains the CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC ATTORNEY/TRUSTEE AGREEMENT and all the cases and amounts due that are in … Read more

Bank of America | BofA Board Sued by Holders Over Mortgage Recording Paperwork

The hits just keep on coming… BofA Board Sued by Holders Over Mortgage Recording Paperwork Bank of America Corp. (BAC)’s board and some officers were sued by shareholders claiming they were hurt by false and misleading statements that hid defects in mortgage recording and foreclosure paperwork. Bank of America “did not properly record many of … Read more

Housing Death Spiral | LPS’ Mortgage Monitor Report Shows Enormous Backlog of Foreclosures; Option ARM Foreclosure Rate Higher Than Subprime Foreclosures Ever Reached

LPS’ Mortgage Monitor Report Shows Enormous Backlog of Foreclosures; Option ARM Foreclosure Rate Higher Than Subprime Foreclosures Ever Reached From the report… JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – March 28, 2011 -The February Mortgage Monitor report released by Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS) shows that while delinquencies continue to decline, an enormous backlog of foreclosures still exists … Read more

JPMorgan Chase Sues Florida Foreclosure Law Firm Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A. Over Files

JPMorgan Chase Sues Florida Foreclosure Law Firm Over Files March 28 (Bloomberg) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. sued the Florida law firm of Ben-Ezra & Katz to force it to return files of foreclosure cases in which the firm represented the bank. JPMorgan said in a complaint filed March 25 in federal court in Miami … Read more

The Fraudclosure Circus Continues | Chief Judge Peter D. Blanc Urges David J. Stern to Reconsider Unilateral Decision to Quit Cases

It is beginning to look like a circus out there… We have law firms suing banks, banks suing law firms, courts with no money, and now we have this… Chief judge asks foreclosure attorney to reconsider unilateral decision to quit cases by Kim Miller Palm Beach County Chief Judge Peter Blanc has been weighing his … Read more