California Foreclosure Attorney Michael Pines Jailed on $227,000 Bail

Is this justice?

From the AP News Wire…

San Diego foreclosure attorney charged

The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, May. 17, 2011 – 8:00 pm

VISTA, Calif. — A San Diego County attorney has been charged after he allegedly told clients to break into foreclosed homes and retake possession of the properties.

Michael T. Pines appeared in a Vista courthouse Tuesday to face eight charges related to stalking, filing false crime reports and practicing law with a suspended license.

Prosecutors say the 59-year-old advised an evicted family to retake possession of their home. During that time, he allegedly stalked and harassed the current occupants.

Pines has argued that many foreclosures are illegal because the banks and investment firms who claim to own the homes cannot prove they have clear title to them.

Pines is being held in lieu of $227,000 bail.

He is representing himself and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 31.

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4closureFraud.org

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56 Responses to “California Foreclosure Attorney Michael Pines Jailed on $227,000 Bail”
  1. nancy sussman says:

    just another set up by our homosexual D.A. which is the in thing now and our corrupt justice system to get some unpopular but honest lawyer

  2. lowelisamarie says:

    In this enviroment anybody who buys a foreclosed house is asking for trouble anyway. Most of these houses should have never been foreclosed on!

    • Patricia Harrison says:

      I worked for a Michael Pines who was with the firm Panther and Pines in Oceanside, CA.
      Wonder if it is the same person.

  3. Pamela says:

    Are you kidding me:first ands foremost dude you need to be put in check sounds to me like you have a personal ax to grind with Mr. Pines.Where you seek to enlighten and have an opinion is fine how about a little proof to perhaps back up your allegations otherwise you seem like one of those paid for bank schills with little regard for anyone other than yourself.A narrow format at best.Maybe if your emotion didn’t get in the way you could articulate your info. better than I’ve seen here.Till then run home and play with the kiddies your not worth anything more.

    • Are You Kidding Me says:

      OUCH 🙁
      Nice One Pamela
      I am not a banker, but a musician who rents.
      I know first hand – way more about Pines than the rest of you.
      Personal Ax ? Perhaps. But for reasons I have to keep to myself.
      You’ll just have to trust me on this one

      • l vent says:

        No one here believes you. It must be bad times in the music industry if you have to resort to these type of tactics to put a few bucks in your pocket. Go away and save your soul. The money Fannie and Freddie is paying you to lie is blood money and it is not worth it.

      • Are You Kidding Me says:

        Pines is Paranoid and dillusional – He is violent and gives his clients REALLY bad advice

        This is what it is – There is nothing more to say

        Michael T Pines – #77771
        Current Status: Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)
        See below for more details.

        Profile Information
        Bar Number 77771
        Address Pines & Associates
        701 Palomar Airport Rd Ste 300
        Carlsbad, CA 92011 Phone Number (760) 453-0131
        Fax Number (760) 301-0093
        e-mail uwimn@ahpdna.netinfo@pinesandassociates.comafijpw@ugmwss.orgemqqrrt@yofnwj.orghtbasoe@ppm.netqrdaygij@holriknt.comnksqujar@fhqo.orgfjoygfesy@whkew.eduiqwfhbmkp@fcnac.commagm@uucil.orgmnwli@pkelpydr.govigneh@htm.orgfyfw@hyet.netmuerwh@ijge.eduqembadn@chl.orgijpysqym@ppkmd.netecipquou@nipjict.combsaiobh@cmbu.netqbjhmnuhc@dds.netuirn@jfwsdl.gov
        District District 9 Undergraduate School Univ of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh PA
        County San Diego Law School Univ of San Diego SOL; San Diego CA
        Sections None

        Status History
        Effective Date Status Change
        Present Not Eligible To Practice Law
        5/1/2011 Not Eligible To Practice Law
        12/21/1977 Admitted to The State Bar of California

        Explanation of member status

        Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law

    • Are You Kidding Me says:

      PS : Watch the Video where he threatens an “ARMED CONFLICT”
      That should be enough proof all on it’s own

  4. Alex says:

    Ponzi scheme my ass. Quit your whinging. Anyone who paid 3x too much for a house on an ARM mortgage deserves to be out on the street for being so damn irresponsible. Don’t try to blame the banks or the lenders – it’s YOUR FAULT for being a GREEDY DUMB ASS. Take responsibility for your actions and finances. It’s exactly these foreclosured-upon house owners that caused the housing bubble in the first place. Yeah, guess what, it *was* too good to be true. Learn from that. Personally I think you should all be held accountable for your debts for the rest of your lives, and your children, and children’s childred should work until they’ve repaid your debt. After all, you planned to pass down your real estate fortunes to them didn’t you? Well, they should also inherit your debt. It’s like you gambled with 10x the money you never had and were forgiven your debts when boo-hoo you lost! Well I damn glad you did loose so that responsible people now have a chance to buy a house they can pay for, but you people put this country in the state it’s in and you should be held responsible!

    • l vent says:

      DIE YOU FANNIE/ FREDDIE PIECE OF SHIT, SCUMBAG LOW LIFE MO FO.

      • l vent says:

        WALL STREET AND THE GSE’s FANNIE/FREDDIE ARE WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR THEIR PONZI SCHEME HEIST AND SWINDLE AND STRATEGIC CLASS WARFARE BEING WAGED BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF FRAUD, BY EATING, CHOKING AND DYING ON THEIR OWN EXCRIMENT OF MORTGAGE FRAUD. THEY CREATED SO MUCH IMPOVERISHMENT, THE NWO PERPS, CANCELLED OUT THEIR OWN FRAUDULENTLY CREATED FAKE, PHONY DEBT.

      • l vent says:

        GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEATH TO THE NWO FOREIGN FASCIST TYRANNY OF DEBT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • l vent says:

      WHO WILL SAVE THEIR SOUL? AND THOSE LIES THAT THEY TOLD?????????????????

    • Are You Kidding Me says:

      NICELY SAID ALEX !!!
      At least someone gets it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Are You Kidding Me says:

      People People People – You know not what you are saying. This is not a case of a hero saving the poor and under priveledged. This is a Sick Wacko man who promises his clients the world, takes their money, stalks and threatens people, and does not follow the law. The people he represents lied about their income, falsafied documents, and lived for free for months – even years. And WAY WAY WAY Above their means. Where do I sign up for that? Oh, that’s right, I wouldn’t do that because I am honest and work for what I have. But then again, I don;t believe the American Dream is based on lies – It’s based on hard work.
      Get a CLUE all you Pines Supporters and check your facts. You have NO Idea what a monster you are supporting. To say you waould pay for his defense? Have your head examined. He told hard working honest home owners he “WOULD BE BACK TO INSTITUE AND ARMED COMFLICT” Send him to the Middle East where he belongs, or in Jail where he can’t hurt anybody

    • Tim Bryant says:

      Is it irresponsible to to get an ARM mortgage, and not irresponsible that the bank offered it? If the bank knew these people could not pay on it, isn’t also THE BANKS FAULT “for being a GREEDY DUMB ASS”? Should they not take responsibility for their actions, since they were the prime mover to the transaction? Your logic makes absolutely no sense at all. And yes, mortgage securitization is a ponzi scheme. Read a PSA once in a while. I can tell you this 1st hand because I have a 29(c) exemption request with the SEC. They are baffled as what to do. The PSA wiped out my debt, and placed it squarely on the seller. As the collateral holder, I maintain the property that secures the debt. Now, there is a debt with no obligation. Geez, the banks and investors are getting screwed. As you said “boo-hoo you lost”. Wait until other homeowners start filing 29(c) exemptions. That sure is going to suck for you. If you do not believe me, contact Katherine Hsu at the SEC. So long tranches….LOL

      • Are You Kidding Me says:

        All I can say is that I wouldn’t drive a Jaguar just becasue I could afford it for the first 2 years.
        Knowing full well the lease doubles after 24 months.
        And I wouldn’t lie about my income to get it either
        Furthermore – If I didn’t pay the monthly on it for nearly 2 years, I wouldn’t hire an attorney for $10,000 to get it back? If I had $10 grand, I might have paid my FREAKING BILLS WITH IT !!!
        Do you think Pines would instruct me to go Steal My Car Too?
        GET A CLUE !!!! AND NO – I AM NOT A FREAKING BANKER

      • Tim Bryant says:

        My reply was to Alex, not you. That being said, I will respond. I am not a person that you are describing. I stopped paying because I was over-escrowed, and noone would take fiduciary responsibility to resolve the issue, since the PSA wiped out my contract.

        As far as lying about income, once again, I can tell you that without my knowledge, Countrywide submitted to my originator that I 100% owned a property that doesn’t even exist. That is on the bank. If these no doc loans were illegal, that would have been corrected. They also submitted the same info on a 1099A to the iRS, which I corrected.

        As I stated, I am not aware of the situation with Mr. Pines, I clearly stated such. On a final note, you are correct, that I have no clue about Mr. Pines. I guarantee you though that I have much more of a clue of the financial industry crimes than you do. That being said, what I wrote was not meant as an argument, per se. Let’s leave it as such. I do not want to give or receive personal attacks which do nothing for the goals of this site…..truce?

      • Tim Bryant says:

        And I agree that people should not be looking for avenues to unfairly get out of their debts. There are legitimate foreclosures. These tools are crimes if homeowners use them for illicit gain as well.

      • Are You Kidding Me says:

        Very WEll Said and Yes – TRUCE 🙂
        I am sorry they screwed you. I know there have been a lot of wrong doings by lenders and banks so they can pocket their commission. It’s freaking disgusting !!!
        I live a modest life, work hard, and make an honest living. I rent and do not really know that much about the financial working of our corrupt and greedy system.
        I do know that what Mr. Pines does is illegal, dishonest, corrupt and violent.
        Otherwise, Why would he be held on over A Quarter Million Dollars in bail?
        He’ll say the law is out to get him and they are being paid off.
        OMG !! He lives on a universe all of his own. Where he is Martin Luther King or Ghandi

  5. l vent says:

    Max Keiser nailed it again today on the latest Keiser report. Max and Stacey discuss the latest installment of the ongoing Game Theory Plan (Google that phrase) by the New World Order to create a worldwide Weimar republic and a one world fascist dictatorship, a PLUTOCRACY. Max’s guest later in the show discuss this sickening and vomitous elite plan for global domination by creating worldwide impoverishment. 50 million people in America can not find work to feed themselves and are on CHASE FOOD STAMPS. Max’s guest also discusses the FACT that peak commodities prices on natural resources such as oil have rendered paper promissory notes worthless. I think that sucky, worthless Game Theory plan works on both sides of the coin. Not only is paper currency then rendered worthless but, they cancelled out their own assets as well. Paper mortgage promisorry notes are now rendered worthless because of their PONZI SCHEME HEIST and their STRATEGIC CLASS WARFARE. The bastards cancelled themselves and all of their floated mortgage debt out. TELL FANNIE AND FREDDIE TO JUST EAT IT AND DIE. Check out the latest Keiser report at: http://maxkeiser.com/

  6. The judges illegally threw people out without proof of ownership. This should be a crime and these judges should be in jail. The judicial system has been compromised and so have rights of ownership. It does not matter who paid a mortgage. What matters is who holds the note and if the bank evicted without holding the note it is WRONG.

  7. Tim Bryant says:

    I only question the high bail. Did he rape someone in a hotel room? (sarcasm included)

    • M2M says:

      Practicing Law with a suspended license? Flush that career down the Oval Office.. Don’t Pine for Michael. He’s probably alreqdy planning his political career.

    • Are You Kidding Me says:

      No – No Rape – But Just AS Bad – How about threatening an ARMED CONFLICT with the new owners who LEGALLY – YES LEAGALLY Bought the house !!!
      LEGALLY BEING THE KEY WORD. We have Laws and they protect and serve
      Pines believes he is above the law – Even Steven Segall would kick his Fat F-Ing Ass !!!

      • l vent says:

        The new “owners” obviously bought an illegal fraudclosure. You get what you pay for. If this were my house that got stolen from me illegally I would want an attorney like Mr. Pines in my corner. We have a Constitutional right to bear arms and protect our belongings. Mr Pines is brave. He has put his career and his own freedom on the line to do what is justified. This is what a corrupt legal system asks for, Anarchy, when they do not protect the property rights and follow the rule of law to protect the American people from such a fascist tyranny.

      • Tim Bryant says:

        Define “legally” bought. Here in MA, out judges are throwing out the new homeowners who thought they “legally” bought new homes. In fact, because of securitization, many homes today cannot be legally owned because the chains of title have been destroyed between MERS and RMBS. This has been stated the best in the Ibanez decision. Now, the MA SJC will be deciding any day now another landmark case, in re: Rodriguez,. In this case, they will decide who is responsible for correcting the chain of title and land records.

        That being said, I am not very familiar with this case, so I am not for or against Mr Pines. I have no opinion, because I am not informed as to the circumstances. If his claims are like the ones in MA, I agree with him. In fact, you have a legally right to protect your property from trespassers ny the use of force. It is called Moliter Manus Imposuit, “The gentle laying of hands”.

  8. GET A CLUE PINES LOVERS says:

    I VENT:
    Michael T. Pines is NOT a HERO you freak of nature. He’s a serial stalker, he’s taking money from clients without performing the work. That’s theft. That’s a crime. That’s a felony. And you are shouting that you support him? What’s wrong with you?

    Yes, the banks are frigged up. NO QUESTION. That is a fact, but CLUE INTO THE REAL FACTS on Pines before you paint the pedestal you are putting him on with 24kt. gold foil.

    That does NOT give him the right to FURTHER VICTIMIZE THOSE WHO FEEL THE BANKS SCREWED THEM. Chances are, they didn’t pay their mortgage and just want a way out. Pines told them they are getting a free house and they bought his line of crap, hook, line and sinker.

    GET SOMETHING STRAIGHT: He’s not fighting the banks. Don’t you get it? He’s taking the money and running. The State Bar has PLENTY of client complaints from former clients they are sorting through and he’s running from the law, stating he’s leaving town, leaving those “clients” in the dust to deal with the aftermath. That’s F****ED up. That puts people in a worse situation.

    But he’s off to vacation. His taken his money, never went in front of a judge, just filed and dismissed, and now vacationing on victim’s cash. And you say a hero? You should be ashamed of yourself. That’s preying on people like you, who have nothing left. A hero? Really? How dumb can you be? He’s not fighting banks. He’s TAKING money, pretending to fight banks because he writes a load of $hit in his suits, then files the suits making you a BELIEVER in the fact he’s fighting FOR YOU and Against the Banks. That is BS, as soon as he files the case, he’s DROPPING CASES, the moment he needs to act, and show up or do discovery. He’s dismissed every case he filed, right after he deposited the check in his PERSONAL, NOT BUSINESS ACCOUNT. I have proof of that. Supporting him is criminal that means you want others on this site to get robbed and screwed by him. That means you are touting support for someone you know nothing about. AND THAT, “I VENT”, makes you IGNORANT. How about the VICTIMS? Call his ex-clients. Oh, wait, you can’t, they are homeless. Here are his charges, since you are too brainless to do any research – NONE ARE RELATED TO FORECLOSURE.

    CASE / CHARGE INFORMATION

    Case # Arr Chg Code Section Code Description CL* Court Court Date Time ROC* Bail Amount
    CN291531 1 1 646.9(A) PC STALKING F NC6
    05/25/2011 08:30 FP
    $227,000
    CN291531 1 2 646.9(A) PC STALKING F NC6
    05/25/2011 08:30 FP
    0
    CN291531 1 3 646.9(B) PC STALKNG:TEMP RESTRAIN ORD F NC6
    05/25/2011 08:30 FP
    0
    CN291531 1 4 646.9(B) PC STALKNG:TEMP RESTRAIN ORD F NC6
    05/25/2011 08:30 FP
    0
    CN291531 1 5 148.5(C) PC FLS RPT CRIME:LAW ENF EMP M NC6
    05/25/2011 08:30 FP
    0
    CN291531 1 6 653X(A) PC ANNOYING/ETC CALLS TO 911 M NC6
    05/25/2011 08:30 FP
    0
    CN291531 1 7 148.5(A) PC FALSE CRIME:TO SPEC PO’S M NC6
    05/25/2011 08:30 FP
    0
    CN291531 1 8 6126(B) BP AD/PRACTCE LAW:SUSPENSION F NC6
    05/25/2011 08:30 FP
    0

    * Note: CL – Charge Class (F – Felony, M – Misdemeanor, I – Infraction)
    ROC – Reason On Calendar

    • leapfrog says:

      “That does NOT give him the right to FURTHER VICTIMIZE THOSE WHO FEEL THE BANKS SCREWED THEM. Chances are, they didn’t pay their mortgage and just want a way out. Pines told them they are getting a free house and they bought his line of crap, hook, line and sinker.”

      This little paragraph was SO TELLTALE and totally ratted you out, bankster trash. You really should learn to be a little bit more clever.

      • GET A CLUE PINES LOVERS says:

        You are a moron.

      • l vent says:

        All of the trolls should just tell Fannie and Freddie to walk away from all of these homes they do not own, then they won’t have to worry about any of us or Michael Pines telling the truth. We are simply fighting their fascist tyranny.. They don’t own these homes, they don’t own shit. Our homes are paid for because of their GIANT PONZI SCHEME SWINDLE AND HEIST. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • l vent says:

        The people are homeless because of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and a corrupt and unconstitutional legal system. The judges are not following the rule of law. The people are not homeless because Michael Pines TRIED to save them from the corrupt legal system in America that is not upholding the law and protecting the American peoples rights under the U.S. CONSTITUTION and THE U.S. BILL OF RIGHTS. or contractual law or property law, or securities laws. PERIOD.

      • Tim Bryant says:

        Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
        He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
        He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
        He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
        He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
        He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
        He has refused for a long time, after such disolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
        He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
        He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
        He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
        He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
        He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
        He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
        He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
        For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
        For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
        For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
        For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
        For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
        For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
        For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
        For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
        For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
        He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
        He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
        He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
        He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
        He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
        In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people – SOUND FAMILIAR?

      • Ted Dillion says:

        Leap frog, another thing this “Get a clue pines lover” or should we just call her Lisa Bendittis. She states Michael T. Pines is depositing money into his personal account and she has proof. So is this the proof that she got when she broke into his office and STOLE his personal and business information. Get a clue Lisa Bendittis we all know who you are now. You get a clue, you grow a brain, you do the research. We don’t want your 2 cents. You can collect those 2 cents for a dildo because it’s obvious that your boyfriend live in boyfriend Lawyer Christian Maclaughlin doesn’t have any balls. He probably doesn’t have you sexually satisfied so you need to dump all your crap on the Internet. Try fingering yourself maybe that will take away the stress you are feeling!! Good luck loser!!!

    • l vent says:

      I am so ignoring these Fannie/Freddie trolls from now on. They are so obviously on their payroll and they are all spawns of Satan.

    • l vent says:

      Whoa, I must be really pissing off this Fannie/Freddie troll. He called me out by name. Sticks and stones. What goes around comes around.

    • John Tressler says:

      To get a clue pines Lover!

      We are tired a listening to your stupid bullshit you stupid BANKSTER thief!!! Why do you shut the fuck up!! We are getting tired of reading your same posts over and over! If Pines did something to you personally get over it already. By thway you stated that Pines took a vacation with the money his clients gave him, well your the stupid moron now because he is in jail! Do you know why stupid???? Because he was defending his clients you stupid thief bankster! If I was he client I would gladly pay him to be my defense lawyer. How many lawyers do you know would go to jail for their clients. So why don’t you get a life and get over it. I hope you get what you deserve you thief!!!!

      • Are You Kidding Me says:

        DUDE – Check Yourself and your Typos at the front door. It’s one thing to have people wonder if you are a moron. It’s another to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
        First, might I suggest you proof your words before posting them. At least that way, some people might take you seriously.
        Second, He didn’t go to jail for his clients. He went to jail because he broke the law, stalked people, made false acuusations about make believe crimes, he threatened an armed conflict, he illegally changed locks and advised his clients to do the same.
        His “Clients” are ALL still homeless, and what’s worse, Now they lost all their personal possesions because he advised them NOT TO MOVE – After they were legally – Yes LEGALLY Evicted. If I didn’t pay my rent or mortgage for nearly 2 years, I would expect the same thing to happen to me.
        I feel sorry for his clients. They were mis-lead and ripped off and Pines is getting exactly what he deserved.

      • lisamarie says:

        Tell him John!!! I would take Pines as my lawyer any day!!!

  9. l vent says:

    What an American hero!!! Fighting the good fight for justice and the rights and laws that were put in place to protect the AMERICAN PEOPLE from such a TYRANNY, under the U.S. CONSTITUTION and the U.S. BILL OF RIGHTS..

    • lisamarie says:

      I’m gonna agree with ALL the folks who think this man IS a HERO. Wish to god there were one of him for every banker out there! Then we’d have an even slate!

      • Eddie Lusk says:

        Lisa Marie, I agree with you. We need more people like Pines to stand up to the banks. To that Pines basher on here, they are probably hired by the banks. Maybe Pines isn’t doing what is correct, but at least he’s helping the under dog. I have never seen another attorney do that for his clients. I wish you luck Pines! for that Pines basher, get an effin life LOSER!!!

      • Are You Kidding Me says:

        You are dillusional and Paranoid
        And if I may say so . . . . quite creepy

        Hired by the banks? This isn’t a conspiracy bro – It’s FACT !!!

  10. lisamarie says:

    Bastards. If he was a bank employee it’d be alright!

  11. CaProSe says:

    There having their way with America. Attention all bureaucrats, cops, judges lawyers, elected officials, etc, etc, . IIF YOU ARE NOT WITH THE CRIMINAL BANKSTER ELITE, THEN YOU BETTER SWEAR YOUR ALLIGANCE TO AMERICA RIGHT NOW. THERE IS A FIGHT COMIN AND SOME OF US ARNET GONNA MAKE IT BUT MOST OF US WILL, AND IF YOU ARE PART OF THE EVIL SYSTEM AND CONTINUE TO DEAL EVIL ON US THAN GOD WILL DEAL WITH YOU. LIBERTY WILL PREVAIL

  12. Pamela says:

    If I had the money I would sssooo give it to him for his defense just because the man has BRASS BALLS and has proven he can stand up and face come what may.Atleast he’s not a chicken shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Are You Kidding Me says:

      YOU MAKE ME WANNA PUKE !! READ THE FACTS !!!
      These people lied on their Loan Applications and were living MILES above their means
      They didn’t pay any money they owed for over 1 1/2 YEARS !!!
      Wish I could get away with that, and then have a HERO Save Me – What is wrong with you people ?
      Again – Read the facts – Pines is a crook, a liar, a thief, and really bad attorney . . PERIOD !!

      • l vent says:

        THEN WHY DID THE FDIC INSURED BANK, GIVE THEM A LOAN??? DID THE BORROWER PUT A GUN TO THE BANKSTERS HEAD?? WHY DID THE GSE’s, FANNIE MAE OR FREDDIE MAC BACK THAT BAD LOAN????? EXACTLY, IT WAS ALL ABOUT ALL OF THEM MAKING TRILLIONS OFF OF THAT VERY MORTGAGE FRAUD THEY CREATED. THE BAD RISK THEY TOOK, AND BUNDLED UP ALL OF THOSE SHIT LOANS AND SOLD THAT TO INVESTORS AS AAA AND THEN, WALL STREET TOOK IT FROM THERE SPECULATING ON EVERY ASPECT OF THE SHIT MBS’s THAT FANNIE/FREDDIE CREATED. FANNI/FREDDIE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE DOING. IT WAS ALL ABOUT GREED. NOW WHO DID YOU SAY IS A CROOK, A LIAR AND A THIEF? YOU HAVE THAT BACKWARDS. LIKE THE HOMEOWNER APPROVED THEIR OWN SHIT LOAN? PUHLEASE. IT DON’T WORK LIKE THAT IN BANKING, AND YOU KNOW IT.

      • anon says:

        you might be a bit misinformed about mortgages in general. Most mortgages were not underwritten by banks, they were underwritten by non-regulated mortgage lenders with money insured by Fan/Fred. Most FDIC insured institutions aren’t in the business of loaning to consumers and are having problems because of their CRE portfolios.

        All that being said, I will tell all of you that I worked for Mr. Pines for 5 months in 2009. Despite an employment contract signed by him and working countless hours to help him get his real estate investment business off the ground, he never paid me. He wrote me one check for about 15% of what he owed me, but put a stop payment on it because the account had no money in it. I decided to let my hard earned taxpayer dollars work for me and filed a claim with the State of Ca LRB. He was summoned to a pre-hearing conference to try and resolve the matter and instead of appearing, he wrote a letter to the Labor Commissioner that drew a laugh. He then failed to show up for the hearing. I still had to prove my case to the Labor judge and testify. He was found to owe the money by preponderance of the evidence (Labor Commissioner hearings cannot by won by default) and sent a copy of the order and a notice of his right to request a trial de novo. Being the uber-competent lawyer he is, he filed his appeal with the court of appeals rather than the trial court and failed to post the required bond and/or deposit. The case was dismissed summarily. A judgment was filed by the State on my behalf and now I wait for collection to take place. Of note, while he was not paying me he was drawing a salary of $25k/month for his own use.

        I’m not a banker. I’m just a hard-working regular guy who had been laid-off from a job and then “hired” by Pines. I worked hard for 5 months and paid, out of my own pocket, for a trip to NY and CONN to take business meetings at his request and on behalf of his firm. I did so under the belief that we had a binding contract which he intended to honor. I’m not asking for your pity, but I am putting all of this out there so that people can understand this man’s character. I fully believe he took money from clients and failed to produce results.

        You can google his name and note that every court case he has ever been a part of, he has lost. That isn’t because of a conspiracy against him (the losses have occurred in multiple jurisdictions at both the Federal and State levels and in multiple states). It’s because he is a poor attorney who files paperwork late and fails to make legal arguments successfully. This isn’t my opinion, it is public fact.

        I do believe there was plenty of fraud on behalf of banks in this whole mortgage mess. I also believe there were plenty of borrowers who lied and over-borrowed out of their own greed. In essence, greed ran rampant on both sides. Having someone willing to loan me $100MM today based on my statements of income alone doesn’t make borrowing it a good idea. Both sides agreed to every loan that was closed. Borrowers knew whether or not they could afford the house and took the gamble that real estate values would continue to rise. They lost. Many bankers took the same gamble. They lost.

    • Are You Kidding Me says:

      You’re Right – He’s Not a chicken Shit – He’s a Lying Coward and a theif

  13. Litgant says:

    I think Mr. Pines has gone to far. Lawyers need to be careful. They are fighting a very corrupt system. Knowing the judges are shysters he should have guarded himself. I hope he is not disbared. That would be a shame.

    • leapfrog says:

      I think they are trying to disbar him. And I think it is OUTRAGEOUS! Why is he in jail? Why aren’t the CEOs of BOA, MERS, JPMC, GS, Citi, Deutsche, etc., etc., etc. JAILED for FRAUD and PERJURY? No, instead they go after the little guy. But this news might cheer you a bit. Bryan-Cave is a big powerful mill that represents the banksters in their cases.

      The subject of this article WAS (hee-hee) representing the banksters in my case. Cue the laughing mouse on this one…I’m grinning ear-to-ear.

      “It appears that one of Windler’s over-riding concerns was to continue to represent EFI so that she could continue to generate billings and create new business opportunities from this representation, contrary to the interests of EFI and its investors, and was given with a goal of keeping Guth and Yaguda in control of EFI and EFMF and Windler in control of the legal relationship and the legal fees that would be generated as a result,” the complaint says.”

      All the greedy beotch cared about was milking her clients for more and more money. I hope she ends up JAILED and stripped of every cent she possesses. The best way to harm a rich greedy person is to make them a poor person. I also hope she is disbarred and her career is over. Its already in the toilet.

      http://calcoastnews.com/2011/05/efi-sues-bryan-cave-attorneys-100-million-for-malpractice/

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