Fraudclosure Fighters Under Attack | Matt Weidner & Chip Parker Investigated by FL Bar for Criticizing System

From the Daily Business Review…

Lawyers investigated for criticizing system

No attorneys are facing disciplinary charges for their work in foreclosure cases despite a firestorm of complaints about purported fraudulent court filings on behalf of lenders.

But two foreclosure defense attorneys have been actively investigated for publicly criticizing the gridlocked foreclosure process.

The Bar investigated Jacksonville attorney Chip Parker for telling CNN, “Foreclosure courts throughout the state of Florida have adopted a system of ramming foreclosure cases through the final judgments and sale — with very little regard to the rule of law.” He also said, “What I am seeing now is an attack upon the citizens of the state of Florida by retired judges.”

The Bar also is investigating Tampa lawyer Matthew Weidner for “exercising free speech in the courtroom” in violation of a Pinellas County ordinance. Weidner, a prominent foreclosure defense lawyer, runs a blog critical of the state’s foreclosure process and is frequently quoted in national publications.

The article then goes on to say this…

Parker learned he was under scrutiny in a letter from Bar counsel Shanell Schuyler last Dec. 3. The letter, obtained by the Review, includes a link to Parker’s CNN interview and advises him to explain his on-camera statements in writing by Dec. 20 in light of The Bar’s Rule of Professional Conduct 4-8.2 prohibiting lawyers from making false or reckless comments about court personnel.

“I was shocked,” Parker said. “I said, ‘This is a joke, right?’ I have a First Amendment right to free speech. I’ve said a lot worse and been more pointed in my speech in the past. CNN actually toned down my comments.”

Parker responded to The Bar by quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., the late associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, saying his criticism was “consistent with the great traditions of American lawyers.”

Parker said he hasn’t been told who filed the complaint due to confidentiality rules, but he heard it was an offended judge. He reached out to constitutional lawyer Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, a former president of the American Bar Association and Florida State University, whom he had met at a recent dinner honoring Parker. D’Alemberte intervened at The Bar, and the case was dropped Jan. 13, 2011.

D’Alemberte also is helping Weidner at the request of the Florida Press Association and the First Amendment Foundation, which were contacted by Weidner. He declined comment on his pending investigation. But D’Alemberte said he believes the case also will be dropped.

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Unfortunately, these two “good guys” are not the only defense attorneys being investigated. I personally know of a few others that are being “probed” as well…

So there you have it folks. You stand up against the banksters and they come at you any way they can…

But, don’t forget, it’s okay to join a Foreclosure Mill if you are a chief judge….

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91 Responses to “Fraudclosure Fighters Under Attack | Matt Weidner & Chip Parker Investigated by FL Bar for Criticizing System”
  1. Eddie says:

    watch out for Marshall Watson’s law firm. received a letter of notice of filing dated Aril 25,2011 and in it they sneaked a document dated December 22, 2010. This almost six months after I petition the court to fine the bank and rule in my favor. The bank never responded and here it is almost a year later and and all I receive is a notice of filing. If I had not responded to the Bank trying to foreclose within the 20 or 30 days allowed I would be on the streets by now. If I am not mistakened the bank has defaulted by not responding in time allowed. Still standing guard, don’t know how they plan to manipulate court system to get by this one.

  2. Jason Werner says:

    Psalm 37
    1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity (criminal banksters, AGs, most government officials).
    2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
    3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thouu dwell in the land and verily thou shalt be fed.
    4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

  3. NANCY DREW says:

    I VENT ALL WE CAN DO IS SIT BACK AND WATCH THE BAD GUYS GET IT IF NOT THRU LAW THRU GOD ZAPPIN THEM. WUT U GONNA DO ABOUT IT COME JOIN ME? LOL

  4. TheHutMaster says:

    I know Matt, we just spoke last week.

    This just in from Mortgage News Daily.
    http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/05192011_foreclosure_fraud_fha.asp

    I get “Over The Edge” some days because of the abuse I take from the SCUMBAG BANKS, FIGHTING FOR MY CLIENTS. Am I worried that doing all this good could get me swept off to a FEMA Camp/ HELL NO.

    “Fight The Good Fight”

  5. Mary Huff says:

    I live in my home for 32 years, and said I have to leave in two day a 12 rooms home 32 years, my home
    was all pay off and the Judges know that, what do you do when two policeman come and tell you you leaves
    the home you love and you don’t have no way to go .

    Mary huff

    • Tim Bryant says:

      Stay in your house and call your local chief of police. Tell him you are not leaving as you can prove that YOU own your house. Inform him that if you are removed by force, they will be liable under Title 18 of the US Code for Violation of your Constitutional rights, by force. This is a federal felony. If they do remove you, file a criminal complaint on this basis.

      • Tim Bryant says:

        And I left out, “acting under color of law”. You may want to try contacting the ACLU about your case.

      • MAGGIe May says:

        good to know cuz im fairly tanned! and also the naacp !!!!!

  6. There have been a few AWESOME attorneys (and HUMAN BEINGS,) like Chip, April, and Matt, to name just a few.

    We should all honor them and fully rally behind them. They were the defenders who have truly protected and preserved our Constitutions, property rights, and FACT and LAW! So many more other attorneys (on BOTH sides of the banks and homeowners) failed all of us.

    God bless these remarkable human beings like Chip, April, and Matt.

  7. NANCY DREW says:

    http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/May/11-tax-642.html DONT KNOW WHERE U GET BANKERS NOT GETTING ARRESTED!

    • Officer of the Law says:

      He was hiding money from the government. They don’t like that, and they need a couple of token bankers being prosecuted for something to pretend like the prosecutors don’t take bribes to ignore the fact that banksters committed fraud to steal the homes of millions of Americans!

    • Tim Bryant says:

      I’m glad he got arrested. We are looking for the banks are who defrauding us out of our homes to see prison time. The government only acted because they were being defrauded. Nonetheless, it is still one less scumbag waltzing around.

  8. J A says:

    Is there any way that we, the wronged citizens of this cesspool state of Florida, can jointly file a complaint, or a lawsuit, or something, with the federal Department of Justice, and then send copies of that complaint to every news and media outlet we can think of?

    Even if the only ones who join together a file this are those of us who follow this website and all the other good fraudclosure sites, I think there would be enough of us to make a formidable complaint.

    I’m asking because I have no idea if this is feasible or how to go about it, but if anyone reading this does, please know that I’m all in.

    J A

    p.s.–every time I read of yet another stinking layer of crime in this godforsaken state, I’m reminded of how Anthony Cooper in LOST said to Sawyer, “We’re in hell, friend…haven’t you noticed how hot it is here?” He was on the LOST island but thought he was still in Tallahassee. Any LOST fanatic will remember that scene, cuz it’s when Sawyer finally kills that scamming SOB with a chain!

    • NANCY DREW says:

      I HAVE TO SAY YOU SAID THAT WEL!!!

      • J A says:

        yeah, oddly enough (and eerily enough), many themes and scenes in LOST apply to all that’s happening in our country right now, especially the blatant, in-your-face-and-whaddayagonnadoaboutit-fraud here in Florida. I am so sick of it!

    • Tim Bryant says:

      Here is the USDOJ link you are looking for….

      http://www.justice.gov/actioncenter/crime.html#whitecollar

    • JA….You are so right on…..we are all getting fed up….this is the worse nightmare and to think everywhere has the smell of fraud, lies, corruption…no jobs, no homes,…i guess we all should have been crooked bastards for many years too….that wasn’t my nature as I was raised different…but let me tell you if I had only known what was being pulled…and yes…Washington is to blame…THEY LET IT HAPPEN. AND WE PAID THEIR SALARIES, PENSIONS, HEALTH INSURANCE..GOOD TIME PARTIES PLUS PLUS PLUS….FOR MANY YEARS…..FORCED TO PAY INCOME TAXES WHEN THERE WAS NO LAW..IT WAS THE LAW OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE WHO OWNS THE IRS….AND SOCIAL SECURITY WE PAID INTO FOR MANY YEARS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM, IT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE AND THE BRITISH ( QUEEN) HAS CONTROL OF THAT…CONSIDERS THAT A DEBT (TAX) ON THE 13 COLONIES….AND OBAMA THREATENS US THAT WE MAY NOT GET OUR CHECKS? EXC– USE ME…FRIG THE HISTORY OF THE 13 COLONIES…AND THE SAME GOES FOR THE FEDERAL RESERVE…END IT NOW..IT’S NOTHING BUT AIR…..FULL OF HOT AIR….SO NOW DOES EVERYONE SUE THE DEPT. OF EDUCATION FOR TEACHING FALSE INFORMATION FOR MANY MANY YEARS? ARE WE ALL TO BE WHISTLEBLOWERS AND REPORT THE BIGGEST WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY WAS THE GOVERNMENT ITSELF? THAT’S WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD DO….REPORT THAT WASTE OF GOVERNMENT TO THE HOTLINE……..SWAMP THEM WITH CALLS…..THE GOVERNMENT IS A COMPLETE FRAUD.

  9. John Anderson says:

    And here I was thinking the FLORIDA BAR never does anything!
    I guess this is why they have had no time to investigate the law firms of David Stern or Ben-Ezra & Katz.
    Of course these firms have not been critical of the way that Florida courts ignore the law and the Civil Rules of Procedure.
    THESE MEN, ARE THE ONLY REASON THAT THE FLORIDA LEGAL PROFESSION HAS ANY HONOR LEFT

  10. MATT AND CHIP…WE ARE ALL HERE TO STAND WITH YOU….THE TIME HAS COME FOR ALL OF US TO UNITE TOGETHER AND FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS….YOU BOTH HAVE BEEN THERE FOR ALL OF US, THE HOMEOWNERS…….NOW WE ARE HERE FOR BOTH OF YOU…WHATEVER IT TAKES…WE WILL PREVAIL…THE TRUTH WILL PREVAIL…AND EVIL WILL FAIL. . YOU SPOKE THE TRUTH….AND WE THANK YOU…. FOR YOU BOTH SPOKE FOR THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA…..ANY WAY WE CAN HELP, PLEASE LET THE WORDS BE SAID AND IT WILL BE DONE. AGAIN I SAY…. THANK YOU.

  11. boots says:

    it reminds me about the butterfly ballots during presidential elections which bush won. florida is known for corruption.
    the only solution to this corruption is People’s Power. how could these two lawyers indeed up being harass by the florida bar association when the only thing they did was to defend their clients in foreclosure fraud?

    FLORIDA WAKE UP. PEOPLE’S POWER IS NEEDED. SO EVERY STATE COULD FOLLOW SUIT.

  12. Search Google for Third Continental Congress and watch videos on reforming government as Tim suggested.

  13. This is disgusting…when is speaking the truth considered a ‘ wrong ‘…..and if a judge filed a complaint against either lawyer….that judge needs to be investigated…it is obvious that judge did or said something that made an attorney speak up…judges do and pass fraud everyday…THAT IS WRONG….Judges approve of fraud in the courts…they too are participants in aiding and abetting in the crime. That is not what we have courts for…THEY ARE THE COURTS OF JUSTICE…..NOT THE COURTS OF SCREWING THE VICTIMS FURTHER. THIS HAS GOTTEN OUT OF HAND. What is this? …the gridlocked foreclosure process ….a jam up in court?? The jam up is caused by the mills producing fraud…coming to court without the proper documents…lying in court…and judges overlooking what the victim has to say or prove. SPEAK UP JUDGES…LET’S HEAR WHAT YOU DO AS YOU SIT IN A BLACK ROBE RUBBING THE BANKSTERS LAWYERS BACK…TO COMFORT THEM. …BECA– USE ANOTHER LAWYER SPOKE UP AT TO WHAT IS RIGHT?….We also got these judges pegged….One thing that the courts have forgotten…a black robe does not give any judge the right to do as he damn pleases and goes aginst the laws. Breaking the laws is a crime even coming from a judge…HE IS NOT GOD….and all judges should know what a law is for….it is to follow the law. They take an oath…apparentally this is a front…to cover up for what they do in the 4 walls of the COURT OF JUSTICE. IS THIS NOT INSANE OR WHAT? EXAMPLE…A CHIEF JUDGE QUITS THE BENCH….GOES FROM THE BENCH TO A LOW JOB AT THE WATSON LAW FIRM…..A MILLS LAW FIRM AT THAT…A FIRM BEING INVESTIGATED….FOR FRAUD. CAN YOU BELIEVE HE IS DOING THIS TO BETTER HIS CAREER? OR HAS IT BEEN SUGGESTED HE MOVE ON…………………………………..

  14. NANCY DREW says:

    AFTER TONIGHT SOMEONE ON HERE MAY WANT TO BE A LAWYER!

    • Fury says:

      well, if you defend defauded homeowners in florida,
      you will be a target.

      it seems to be the way it works down there.

      • The judges in Florida ( most of them) are arrogant and get cicky when a ‘ good ‘ lawyer speaks up….some even make up their own court room laws and ignore what laws the state has. Yes…these charges are deliberate attacks… they are all targets. Florida courts follow the money…and so far they have gotten away with fraud as the winner overall. FRAUD IN THE COURTS AND FRAUD IN THE BANKS FORECLOSURES…..OUR COURTS ARE NO LONGER THE COURTS OF JUSTICE. AND IMAGINE…AN AMERICAN FLAG IS ON A STAND NEAR THE JUDGE ALL THE WHILE THAT JUDGE IS BLOWING KISSES TO THE FRAUD MILLS LAWYER.

      • MISTAKE..GET COCKY..SORRY …

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