Georgia | HB237 Foreclosure Fraud Bill Passes Out of House Committee

PRESS ADVISORY

Monday, February 28, 2011

Foreclosure Fraud Bill Passes Out of House Committee; Attorney General Unveils Mortgage and Foreclosure Webpage

Attorney General Sam Olens applauded today’s action by the House Judiciary (Non-Civil) Committee to recommend “Do Pass” on HB 237. HB 237, introduced by Representative Rich Golick, would prohibit misstatements with the intent to defraud during the foreclosure process. The bill would also give law enforcement, including the Attorney General, sufficient authority to investigate and prosecute violations. Attorney General Olens, who testified before the Committee last Friday in support of the bill, is dedicated to protecting consumers from fraud during the foreclosure process and is asking the General Assembly to expand the State of Georgia’s current mortgage fraud law to cover fraud during the entire lending process, including foreclosures.

“Georgia’s real estate market has been hit hard during the financial crisis due in part to unscrupulous individuals involved in the process,” said Attorney General Sam Olens. “As the state’s attorney, it is appropriate that my office investigate foreclosure fraud and prosecute individuals who scam the system. I thank Representative Rich Golick and the other sponsors for their leadership on this important issue and encourage the General Assembly to protect Georgia citizens by expeditiously passing HB 237 into law.”

Attorney General Sam Olens also unveiled today the new “Mortgage and Foreclosure Information” page on the Department of Law’s website to assist consumers seeking information about the mortgage and foreclosure processes. The webpage includes frequently asked questions and provides links and contact information to other helpful resources.

“The Department of Law receives numerous calls each day from consumers inquiring about mortgages and foreclosures,” said Attorney General Sam Olens. “We saw a need for an easily accessible consumer resource, and developed the webpage by researching the issues most commonly raised in citizen calls and letters. I remain committed to assisting consumers by making more information available on our website.”

The webpage can be found on the Department of Law website under “Key Issues” or by clicking here.

SOURCE: Georgia Attorney General

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HB237 Georgia Foreclosure Fraud Bill

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13 Responses to “Georgia | HB237 Foreclosure Fraud Bill Passes Out of House Committee”
  1. Elyse Del Francia says:

    Here’s a plan…We need to form units in every State and create what Florida did for March 9th…The Rally In Tally!! They organized a bus trip up to the Capital and will pick up people along the way……once there, set up a sound system and educate the legislatures about our plight to save American’s homes!! Florida is ahead of all of us in their fight so I think we should follow their lead on the RALLEY’S!I’m in Southern California and would be thrilled to help coordinate a unit..or two and get this ON THE STREETS!!

    Let me know who can help???
    elyse@gte.net

    Someone asked what happened to the gold in Fort Knox???
    No one has seen the gold up close since 1943 and I heard it was taken out by Skull & Bones!!
    No matter, it’s no longer here and even if it were, we would never get our hands on it!!

  2. JUSTICE DEE says:

    WELL ONE OF YOUR LAW FIRMS IS TRYING TO BEAT THE SYSTEM ALREADY BY HAVING A FRIEND SAY THAT ARE INCORPORATED HERE IN BOCA RATON FLORIDA. ALDRIDGE|CONNORS LLP OUT OF ATLANTA, GA AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO BE DONE OR LIKE EVERYTHING OR EVRYONE ELSE NOTHING BECA– USE I HAVE THE PAPERS THAT THEY FORGED THE JUDGES NAMES AND SOLD A PAID FOR HOME. I SEEM TO BE TALKING TO A WALL. I NEED HELP!!!!!!

  3. This is all well and good..if…any law, bill or act’s, whatever ..are enforced and punishment is given..not a wrist slap. So far…the crimes done ( in most cases and courts) the laws have been ignored by the plaintiff’s and the courts dealing with foreclosures. A crime against millions of homeowners is not to be forgiven or forgotten…the laws must be enforced otherwise the court system has failed the citizens…telling all there is no justice. The financial industry knew and planned this massive fraud….premediated…a deliberate crime on America and to the world….a greed of fraud to bring America to ruins.. and to the world. Can one see the evil being used by the ‘ secret society. ‘….certain members of the group of elite, powerful..from all over the world, including those from America. To control the world, known as the NEW WORLD ORDER…is the villian behind this whole destruction of the world..especially America. There will be no countries or borders…sounds far fetched…but it is the truth. Obama speaks of it as a goal soon to happen….he spoke of it in his speech in Germany to the crowd gathered…. what he failed to tell them was the bad side of the NWO.
    So with our government not protecting our country…the banks doing fraud with no arrests…the courts plugging their ears and wearing blindfolds…is just the start. WAKE UP AMERICA ….other countries are fighting for their rights….WHERE IS OUR FIGHT? NO FIGHT>>WE FAIL….be it we fight in the court rooms, on the streets…wherever…keep the fight up..just don’t sit back and let others do it for you. Everyone in this country will be included regardless who you are…if you own your home or are in foreclosure….if the criminals are not stopped we won’t own shit…nothing. COME ON AMERICA…FIGHT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT….THIS IS NOT FICTIONAL….IT’S FACTS…..OUR RIGHTS ARE BEING DESTROYED BY OUR OWN GOVERNMENT….MEMBERS FOLLOWING ORDERS FROM THE EVIL ” SOCIETY’……GOOGLE…BIS …BASEL SWITIZERLAND…for a start. BIS is not a bank open to the public…but it is a ‘ money holding bank.’…….

  4. Elaine S says:

    In reading this it appears quite weak with lots of lender and lender agent wiggle room. first impression is it could do more harm than good as it is without real teeth to motivate real prevention.

  5. Catherine Mc Manus says:

    WTG GEORGIA AG…….
    Just wrote a letter to FLORIDA AG PAM BONDI-suggesting they follow Georgia AG’S lead and please release
    helpful links and updates to her participation in the 50 States AG’s Investigations. I begged them to UPDATE their News Releases, Calendar Pages (NO calendar entries this year) and other areas of their website.
    I also asked if their webmaster was “let go” due to recent budget cuts.
    Yes, Pam Bondi is newly elected, extremely busy – but should keep us informed.
    At least they have Consumer Complaint links for CONTACT FORMS.
    FLORIDIANS-PLEASE CONTACT YOUR AG’s OFFICE on a DAILY BASIS.
    — USE YOUR PHONE— USE YOUR EMAIL-

  6. l vent says:

    I have been watching the Senate Banking Committee grill Bernanke on his Fed Policies on CNBC this morning. CNBC broke in to analyze the conversation and Rick Santelli of the CME group said what we all know, that the FED’s monetary policies are making us poor and our children poor. Bernanke has to be stopped. Qe2 is destructive to everyone but the elite, Wall Street and the Banksters. The Fed needs to go away, it is making us a nation of peasant debtor slaves. Bernanke and his Fed policies are sending America on a path to destruction. He has to know America will eventually go bankrupt because all of this debt is unsustainable. How can he believe that creating more debt for the American people is a good thing? He knows it is all bad. CNBC also reporting that another one bites the dust, Rajat Gupta is being charged by the SEC for an insider trading scheme. Gupta was apparently a board member of Goldman Saks and Procter and Gamble. No comment yet apparently from the Goldman Saks.

    • l vent says:

      One side note I want to add to this is I heard a news report yesterday that said some towns across America are starting to use their own currencies. Now that is America. That is the kind of out of the box thinking that will make America strong again. The American people are indeed brilliant. We will overcome.

      • yvonne says:

        This has been going on for quite a number of years…in some states…the Feds dont like it but that was what I understand got lincoln killed..he wanted to print his own money to pay off the huge debt for the war and knew he could not pay the feds so when they found out they killed him….

      • Seems I read it was in the State of South Carolina….need to google this….maybe more states are planning the same……. Yes, we are survivors…..

      • Yvonne….JFK wanted our money to be backed by the gold and silver system….the true system that was taken over by the corrupt system of ‘ money made from air ‘. JFK spoke of what the future held for America if the money was not backed up with gold and silver…He knew what was coming…and it is here and now. John Kennedy was soooo right. His open truthfulness about the ‘money from air ‘ led to his murder…….they wanted him out of the picture….So go from 1964 till now and follow the presidents… all approving the money system that was planned to bankrupt America into debt and gain control…..a control…a NEW WORLD ORDER….sad, but true.

      • Ramona says:

        WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GOLD IN FORT KNOX?

    • I really have to laugh concerning this ‘ money from air ‘…..no back up..just a ‘printed ‘ fake dollar…worth nothing….my grandkids play with printed fake dollars. What the hell is the difference ? I feel that alone is a fraud…it’s nothing but fudged figures on a piece of paper. . Send the Federal Reserve to the time out room along with Greenspan…and Bernanke can be the caregiver for Greenspan. So does this country really ‘owe’ a debt to the Federal Reserve….something that is fake..not true in value?

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