Robo-signed | Bondi’s Director of The Economic Crimes Division, Richard Lawson, Victim of Multiple LPS/DOCX Satisfations of Mortgage w/ MERS Bonus Surprise
Oh the irony. BWAHAHHAAHAAHAAA…
Sorry that laugh slipped out. This is a serious matter…
So, in the wake of all this controversy regarding the firings of Bondi’s two Foreclosure Fraud Investigating Attorneys June Clarkson and Theresa Edwards, I decided it was my patriotic duty to make sure neither Bondi nor her new director Richard Lawson were victims of the robo-signing scandal.
Lawson is the one that apparently sent the orders to fire these two fine women by the way.
To imagine that he or Bondi could be affected by the same exact fraud that they fired their investigators for investigating, without knowing the effects on them personally, would be an absolute tragedy.
Well, it appears the Bondi may be in the clear, for now, but it also appears Lawson may still be on the hook for lots and lots of money.
Reason being? Apparent forged/fabricated? satisfactions of mortgage by Lender Processing Services subsidiary DOCX.
Now, fortunately it was not the infamous Linda Green, but it was done in the same office by co-workers/surrogate signers Jessica Ohde and Rita Knowles, two other well know robo-signers.
How bad is it?
Well, I tried to make sure that there wasn’t a problem with Richard Lawson’s satisfactions but it didn’t look good. After comparing Jessica Ohde’s and Rita Knowles’ signatures to the signatures on Lawson’s satisfactions, I couldn’t determine which were the real signatures and which ones one the forgeries…
Jessica Ohde’s signature on Lawson’s Satisfaction
Other random variations of Jessica Ohde’s signature
Will the real Jessica Ohde please stand up…
Via Fraud Digest…
Lender Processing Services
Action Date: September 16, 2010
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Jessica Ohde was employed for many years in the Alpharetta, GA offices of Lender Processing Services. She signed many different job titles on mortgage-related documents, often using different titles on the same day. She often signed as an officer of MERS (“Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.”) There are at least four distinct versions of the Jessica Ohde signature, indicating that several different persons signed the name “Jessica Ohde.” Titles attributed to Jessica Ohde include the following: Assistant Vice President, American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc.; Assistant Vice President, American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc., as successor-in-interest to Option One Mortgage Corp.; Assistant Secretary, MERS, as nominee for American Brokers Conduit; Assistant Secretary, MERS, acting solely as nominee for American Home Mortgage; Assistant Secretary, MERS, acting solely as nominees for American Home Mortgage Acceptance, Inc.; and Vice President, Seattle Mortgage.
But what about Rita Knowles???
Rita Knowles’ signature on Lawson’s Satisfaction
Other random variations of Rita Knowles’ signature
Not sure what to make of the above signatures either but make note that Lawson’s Rita satisfaction was for a USAA loan as well and they don’t even match up…
And there are more variations where those came from.
All you have to do is use Google to do a PDF search for their names and you will find many many documents bearing their signatures. I Included some examples from Jeff Thigpen’s investigation below as well.
Also, remember, all of these documents are notarized. Some under penalty of perjury, but they do not seem to care, let alone follow laws that have been in place for hundreds of years.
How much so?
Well, take a look at this notarized document of Rita Knowles signature…
As you all know, these documents were never witnessed and notarized legally. Hence the result above…
Now, fortunately Lawson’s satisfactions were for what appears to be a second and third line of credit on the house. One was for $10,500 and the other was for $29,025.
So if these satisfactions are faulty and he couldn’t prove they have been truly satisfied, he potentially would only be on the hook for about $40,000. Don’t get me wrong, $40,000 is a lot of money but at least his 1st primary mortgage wasn’t robo-signed by a DOCX employee. Yes, $40,000 would sting a bit but not as much as the hundreds of thousand of dollars that others may have been stuck with due to the rampant fraud perpetrated on our nations land records.
Guess Dick got lucky that DOCX didn’t sign off on his primary mortgage.
So lucky in fact, that the first mortgage was satisfied by Sarah Johnson Assistant Secretary of MERS…
(the spaces were suppose to be slow dramatic pauses)
Uh, wait a minute. That doesn’t sound good…
Sarah Johnson, now where have I heard that name before?
That’s right… From stacks of documents “compiled” by GMAC.
The same GMAC that was just in the national news this week with something about Internal Doc Reveals GMAC Filed False Document in Bid to Foreclose…
Who woulda thunk?
Guess we better have a look at Lawson’s first then…
Sarah Johnson’s signature on Lawson’s Satisfaction
Other random variations of Sarah Johnson’s signature
Yikes, looks like the satisfaction for the primary mortgage may have an “irregularity” as well.
I can’t tell what signature of Sarah Johnson is real vs forged… Can you?
My other concern for Dick, is from looking up his MERS MIN number, it appears that USAA didn’t even OWN the loan to actually satisfy it…
According to MERS, GMAC was the servicer, which explains the robo-signing from the GMAC employee, BUT Fannie Mae, ie currently the INVESTOR, actually was the one who owned the loan.
That may be a problem. Not only for Dick, but for the purchaser of his toxic titled property.
Sorry Dick, I tried, but it doesn’t look so good.
Looks like he might be on the hook for close to $200,000.
Or, I guess he can hire an attorney to clear this “technicality” up if it is really satisfied since I am sure the purchasers of this property will after I contact them to let them know that they may have some serious “irregularities” because of the fraud perpetrated by the use of robo-signers.
It’s unfortunate that this will cost Dick and the new owners thousands of dollars to clear this up even if he can prove it is paid off and no longer owns the debt.
I guess these are the kinda things that happen when laws aren’t followed and are allowed to be continually broken.
It’s too bad the two top investigators of the robo-signing scandal were fired from his office. They may have been able to help him out in all this…
Actually, Dick, now that I think about it, if they aren’t holding a grudge, and I think they are not, maybe you can contact June and Theresa at their new law firm that is dedicated to FIGHTING FORECLOSURE FRAUD.
They are experts at this whole robo-signing clouded title thing.
The Edwards & Clarkson firm can be reached at 954-925-4771
Sorry Dick, but this couldn’t of happened to a nicer guy…
So spread the word all. This affects everyone, just as the examples above portray.
If this wasn’t so serious, I would unleash the mouse below…
Okay, I will, but it’s NOT funny!
If you haven’t, sign the petition calling for an investigation of Attorney General Bondi’s actions:
The push-backs have already started…
Positive Bondi-spin articles are now hitting the internets…
Even though this article starts out with this…
There are pre-dawn (blond) moments when sometimes she’s not sure where she is. “That’s right,” she tells herself. “I’m not in Tampa. I’m in Tallahassee.”
It is a politically positive article.
And there was also this…
Be careful out there…
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