Bondi Asks Atwater’s Office to Review Foreclosure Fraud Attorney Firings

So much for an “independent” review…

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Bondi asks Atwater’s office to review attorney firings

TALLAHASSEE– Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked Chief Financial Jeff Atwater to authorize his office’s inspector general to investigate the forced resignations of two foreclosure fraud attorneys from her office after allegations arose that the two women were fired for political reasons.

“My hope is that your inspector general would produce a written, public report of his findings and any appropriate recommendations,” she wrote in a letter to Atwater.

Earlier today, Rep. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, and Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, asked U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and the U.S. Justice Department to review the situation involving the attorneys.

The story of the two attorneys, Theresa Edwards and June Clarkson, has generated headlines across the state. They were racking up national headlines for their work in foreclosure fraud, recently netting a $2 million settlement related to poor mortgage practices. But in May, the two women were told they could either resign or be fired despite exemplary yearly employee evaluations that praised their work.

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15 Responses to “Bondi Asks Atwater’s Office to Review Foreclosure Fraud Attorney Firings”
  1. thisblows says:

    They are all going to cover each others corrupt asses anyway!!! NEXT SCANDAL ,PLEASE!!!!

  2. lvent says:

    I did a little research tonight on Civil Rico if anyone is interested:

    Civil Rico, 18 U.S.C. 1962 (a)-(c)

    This statute was developed principally for combatting organized crime, but is also used against white collar (financial fraud, securtiies fraud)

    To state an actionable Rico claim under 18 U.S.C. a private plaintiff must plead 7 elements:

    (1.) that the defendant
    (2.) through the commission of 2 or more acts
    (3.) constituting a pattern
    (4.) of “racketeering activity”
    (5.) directly or indirectly invests in, or maintains an interest in or paricipates in
    (6.) an “enterprise undertaking”
    (7.) the activities of which affect interstate or foreign commerce, plaintiff seeks treble monetary damages.

    Under the statute, “racketeering activity” includes state offenses involving murder, robbery, extortion, and several other serious crimes punishable by imprisonment for more than one year and more that 70 serious federal crimes including extortion, interstate theft, narcotics violations, mail fraud, securities fraud, currency reporting violations and certain immigration offenses committed for financial gain.

    RICO provides for severe criminal and civil penalties for persons who engage in a “pattern of racketeering activity” or “collection of an “unlawful debt” and have a specified relationship to an “enterprise”that effects interstate commerce.

    The RICO statute defines and “enterprise” as an individual partnership, corporation association or other legal entity and any union or group of individuals associated in fact although not a legal entity.

    *a “pattern” may be comprised of any combination of two or more of these state or federal crimes committed within a statuorily defined period.

    *The “predicate acts” must be related and constitute party of a pattern of continued criminal activity.

    *an “unlawful debt” is a debt that arises from illegal gambling or loan-sharking activities.

    The Concept of “Act or Threat”

    * 18 U.S.C. 1861 (1) (A) defines racketeering as “any act or threat” involving murder, kid-napping, extortion, dealing in obscene matters, or in dealing in controlled substances or listed chemicals (as defined by the controlled substances act) which is chargeable under State law and punishable by prison for more than one year. The words “act or threat” have been construed broadly by federal courts. An accessory after the fact, however, does not count as a predicate offense. IN CONTRAST, ONE WHO AIDS AND ABETS THE COMMISSION OF A FEDERAL OFFENSE IS TREATED AS IF HE COMMITTED THE CRIME AS A PRINCIPAL THUS MAY BE CHARGED UNDER RICO FOR AN ENUMERATED OFFENSE..

    * Note that an offense must be punishable by prison for more than one year at the time it was committed- no retroactivity.

    Also important is that the individual need not be actually charged and convicted under State law for an offense to serve as predicate to a RICO indictment.

    • lvent says:

      My pretender lender, mortgage servicer, tried to extort $40,0000 from me in fees and payments they were not owed…..They do not own my loan…….

  3. angry&NOT TAKING IT! says:

    produce a written, public report of his findings and any appropriate recommendations,” recommending she resign is all thats needed ,no need for some long drawn out bullshit cobbed together rhetoric ,unless he want to write a confession re- THE “fraudclosure ” & coming criminal indictments .
    http://api.ning.com:80/files/w9R*o1*myTB7QKBn7b8Dr5*5Ej-F2YD3uiuZiPG2uwPbywlxc-frSJcH3BHVP*A0YlqjhtArEONhie72cuGOJ3AItVPXtNqG/bondiadick.jpg

  4. OFFICIAL NOTICE:
    “WE, THE PEOPLE, ARE TAKING BACK OUR GOVERNMENTS.”

    We, the people of the State of Florida, have had enough of our governments’ siding with large corporations over the best and fair interests of consumers, taxpayers and property owners.

    In fact, the consumers, taxpayers and property owners, not only in Florida, but around the country, watch in horror, disgust and contempt every day, as our “elected officials” in our Federal and State governments waste our financial resources, self-deal, and perpetuate fraud. In an obviously determined and deliberate fashion, they dismantle our freedoms and hopes for our futures, and our children’s futures.

    We cite the following examples repeated over, and over, and again, of what can only be described as alleged corruption, malfeasance, or ineptitude:
    – The revolving doors and cozy relations between big business and government regulators.
    – The lack of prosecutions in Wall Street’s provable and demonstrable crimes.
    – The obvious effect of campaign donations and poor governmental performance.
    – The National and State Debt problems, serious budget problems, and lack of a viable solution because of the two party “dog and pony” shows.
    – The ever-increasing disparity between the super-rich/corporations and the poor.
    – The decline and eventual extinction of our time-honored, uniquely American middle-class.
    – The decline of small business, its profitability, and wages, in general.
    – The sickening rise of corporate profitability during what can only be described, as what many agree, is an economic DEPRESSION. There is no end to rising consumer prices.
    – The staggering amount of lobby and campaign money, by large corporations, that has influenced votes by career politicians.
    – The overwhelming mistrust of our courts and judicial system.
    – The over-all lack of oversight and anti-trust enforcement by regulators and investigators.
    – The extreme distrust of our 2 party system of both parties – on “BOTH sides of the aisle.”
    – The questionable voting methodologies, and whether or not our votes have been hacked, tampered, or altered.
    – The lies, obfuscation, trickery, deceit upon the citizens, taxpayers, and property owners.
    – The intentional polarization of our people by the media and two party system.
    – The obvious, blatant dissipation of our wealth, personally and collectively.
    – The fear of a government that is too big, too intrusive, too corrupt, and too wasteful.
    – The discontent, mistrust, fear, and rising anger by we, the people.

    “Enough is enough!”

    We ask ALL Americans to put aside race, political affiliation, religion, class, socio-economic background, gender and age, put away the self perceptions of your so-called enemies, and find the true enemies of your State and Country. (Again, the intentional polarization effects are evidenced daily by the corporately controlled media.) Come together, once and for all, in the greatest non-violent revolution in the history of our Country.

    It should all begin in FLORIDA. If Florida can show that it can get rid of bad politicians, the rest of the country will take notice and rise up to TAKE BACK THEIR GOVERNMENTS.

    WE SHOULD DEMAND THE RESIGNATION OF PAM BONDI, AS FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL, IMMEDIATELY. (Even Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned [as honorably] as possible.)
    Many feel that Pam Bondi has shown poor faith, lack of ability, poor management skills, bad judgment, or far worse, alleged complicity in “aiding and abetting mass corporate fraud?”

    Pam Bondi, for example, has failed to fairly serve and protect the people of Florida by allegedly:
    – Not protecting the average Floridian against the abuses of foreclosure mill attorneys, foreclosure documentation preparation companies, and process server firms.
    – Failing to criminally prosecute parties who file false paperwork, forged documents into county land records, and in the courts, in an attempt to deceive. THESE ARE FELONIES!
    – Firing the two top-flight economic crimes investigators, June Clarkson and Theresa Edwards, under extremely questionable circumstances. They always received excellent job reviews.
    – Not vigorously prosecuting the same companies and individuals from whom she accepted campaign donations. Was this an example of wasting valuable Florida taxpayer dollars?
    – Hampering what should have been by today’s standards, very active criminal investigations – and prosecutions. Now she wants a Florida political/banking insider to investigate her office?

    “If we, the people, do not take back our State and Country by the next general election, we could lose our freedom as citizens, taxpayers, and property owners, forever… Is THIS our last chance!?”

    GET ORGANIZED TODAY – OR KISS YOUR COUNTRY, STATE, OUR HISTORY, AND FOUNDING PRINCIPLES – GOODBYE! BE A FORCE FOR REAL CHANGE!

    BOYCOTT LARGE WALL STREET CORPORATIONS BY NOT DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM.

    BOYCOTT ALL TOO-BIG-TO-FAIL BANKS, CLOSE THEIR ACCOUNTS, AND SHRED THEIR CREDIT CARDS. NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH THEM EVER AGAIN, (EVEN WITH ZERO PERCENT/LOW INTEREST RATE OFFERS.) DON’T DO BUSINESS WITH THEIR AFFILIATES AND SUB-CORPORATIONS.

    BOYCOTT ALL MEDIA OUTLETS WHO DO NOT PUBLISH THE FACTS, WITH REAL FAIRNESS, HONESTY, AND BALANCE. BOYCOTT THEIR PARTICULAR ADVERTISERS, AS WELL.

    BOYCOTT FLORIDA REAL ESTATE AND TOURISM INDUSTRIES. THIS WILL WAKE UP OUR FLORIDA “LEADERSHIP” – VERY QUICKLY! THEY ARE ONLY “OUR GUESTS” AS POLITICIANS!

    STOP THE PRIVATIZATION OF PRISONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND MILITARY.

    RETURN TO THE COUNTING OF PAPER BALLOTS BY INDEPENDENT CITIZENS. NEVER ALLOW CORPORATIONS TO SELL AND UTILIZE BALLOT COUNTING MACHINES WHO’S TECHNOLOGY CAN BE MANIPULATED!

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    OUST AND FIRE VIRTUALLY ALL CURRENTLY PROVABLE SELF-SERVING, SELF-DEALING POLITICIANS – DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS – IN THE NEXT ELECTION. SOME NOW BELIEVE MANY OF THEM ARE TRAITORS, AND SOME OF THEM ARE CRIMINALS.

    MAKE INSIDER-TRADING ILLEGAL FOR CONGRESS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, EVERYONE.

    REDUCE TERM LIMITS RADICALLY. NO MORE CAREER POLITICIANS. PUBLIC SERVICE SHOULD BE JUST THAT. NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS.

    ELIMINATE CENTRAL BANKING. FORM “STATE BANKS” AND SUPPORT THEM. ALSO, SUPPORT ONLY LOCAL BUSINESSES.

    ELIMINATE AS MUCH FEDERAL POWER AS POSSIBLE, AND MAKE THE STATES ACCOUNTIBLE FOR MOST OF THOSE RESPONSIBILITIES. RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL INTENT OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION AND OUR FRAMERS’ INTENTIONS.

    ELIMINATE TAX-LOOPHOLES. SIMPLIFY THE TAX CODES. MAKE ALL PAY A FAIR SHARE.

    MAKE LOBBYING EFFORTS EVEN MORE TRANSPARENT AND HIGHLY REGULATED. MAKE MANY OF THEIR CURRENT LOBBY PRACTICES ILLEGAL- AND PUNISHABLE.

    STRENGHTHEN WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS AND REWARDS.

    PROSECUTE AND IMPRISION WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS – NO MATTER WHICH CORPORATION THEY WORK FOR – THIS INCLUDES EMPLOYEES, THEIR MANAGERS AND EXECUTIVES. MAKE THEM ALL ACCOUNTIBLE IN THEIR DAILY BUSINESS PRACTICES.

    DISBAR, PROSECUTE, AND IMPRISON ATTORNEYS WHO VIOLATE THE LAW.

    TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BAR SYSTEM. WHY AREN’T ATTORNEYS UNDER PRESUMABLY TIGHTER CONTROL OF AN ACTUAL GOVERNMENT REGULATORY BODY? SEPARATE THE FLORIDA STATE BAR FROM THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT!

    DO NOT ALLOW DUAL OATHS FOR ATTORNEYS AS PUBLIC OFFICE HOLDERS. THIS IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND PRESUMABLY ILLEGAL ACCORDING TO SOME EXPERTS. IS THIS TRUE? (WE NEED A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS ISSUE.)

    PROSECUTE ALL QUESTIONABLY LARGE CORPORATIONS UNDER ANTI-TRUST LAW, CONSUMER LAW, AND SUSPECT ACCOUNTING PRACTICES. BREAK UP THE TOO-BIG-TO-FAIL BANKS, AND THOROUGHLY OVERHAUL THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY. 1000’s OF THEM ARE ALLEGED TO BE CRIMINALS, 1000’s OF THEM NEED TO GO TO PRISON IF PROVEN GUILTY.

    FIND ALL GOVERNMENT “AIDERS AND ABETTORS,” MAKE THEM CRIMINALLY ACCOUNTIBLE WITH ESTABLISHED PROOF, FACT, AND LAW.

    “Making these changes will fix most of our problems, take back our governments, take back our freedoms, and preserve our Country’s original ideals.”

    You will feel better about yourself and the future of your children. After all, citizen, taxpayer and property owner, YOUR life is most likely already wasted, until the very day that you die. You let this happen over the last 20 years or so, while you were napping, having a good time, or just being apathetic or lazy. YOU NOW have to PAY the HIGH PRICE of FREEDOM. IT’S NOT FREE, IS IT? – – – GET INVOLVED TODAY!

    Rob Harrington – Niceville, Florida – (850) 259-6422
    “Thanks to my father, I truly love this Country. Yet, it was NEVER the honorable intention of our founders, forefathers, and parents, that the United States of America would EVER become a “corporate-fascist” state. History proves this claim. Even Florida is still worth saving.”

  5. maggie May says:

    what is a housing market colapse?

  6. Litgant says:

    Atwater is the same as saying banker’s lawyer. Now that is a real hoot.

  7. qny81 says:

    Ron Paul Sounds Alarm on “Disturbing” Super Congress

    Congressman warns new all-powerful committee will ram through tax hikes
    Paul Joseph Watson
    Prison Planet.com
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011
    Congressman Ron Paul warns that the all-powerful new “Super Congress” created by the vote on the debt ceiling will be used to fast-track tax increases while concentrating more power over the nation’s purse strings in the hands of the Washington elite.
    During an appearance on Fox News, Andrew Napolitano warned that the “Super Congress” was an assault on the authority the Constitution gives elected representatives.
    As we reported yesterday, the “Super Congress,” which was approved by the House yesterday and is set to be rubber stamped in the Senate today, will establish a new level of unaccountable government, and will strip elected representatives of the right to amend legislation or filibuster on whatever issues it sees fit, not merely limited to the debt situation.
    This body will have “extraordinary new powers” to quickly force legislation through both chambers, including gun control, entitlement cuts and tax hikes.
    In a statement made yesterday in response to the passage of the Budget Control Act, Congressman Ron Paul expressed his alarm at the establishment of this “disturbing” new committee, and warned that it would be used to ram through tax increases.
    “The legislation produced by this commission will be fast-tracked, and Members will not have the opportunity to offer amendments,” said Paul. “Approval of the recommendations of the “Super Congress” is tied to yet another debt ceiling increase. This guarantees that Members will face tremendous pressure to vote for whatever comes out of this commission– even if it includes tax increases. This provision is an excellent way to keep spending decisions out of the reach of members who are not on board with the leadership’s agenda.”
    The Congressman added that the committee represents “Nothing more than a way to disenfranchise the majority of Congress by denying them the chance for meaningful participation in the crucial areas of entitlement and tax reform. It cedes power to draft legislation to a special commission, hand-picked by the House and Senate leadership.”

    Indeed, the White House has already indicated that it will harness the power of the Super Congress, thereby becoming the de facto deciding 13th member, to terminate the Bush tax cuts from 2012 onwards.
    As CBS News reports, Congress will be mandated to carry out an up or down vote, with no amendments allowed, on the recommendations of the super committee on December 23rd, one month after the new body completes its work, which will be focused on cutting Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.
    “Congress could not modify the committee’s recommendation,” reports CBS, an admission that powers ascribed to elected lawmakers that are enshrined in the Constitution are being completely gutted.
    If Congress rejects the super committee’s proposals, “then automatic across the board spending cuts of at least $1.2 trillion would go into effect.”
    Second Amendment organizations like Gun Owners of America fear that this new super committee of lawmakers would not stop at ruling over the debt issue, and that it could move on to target the right to bear arms by pushing legislation on “Gun owner registration, “bans on semi-automatic firearms,” and the “adoption of a UN gun control treaty.”
    The fact that the establishment of a body which threatens to completely re-write over 200 years worth of constitutionally-based legislative practice has sailed through with barely a whimper of debate from politicians or the mainstream media is a damning indictment of how the Obama administration’s penchant for executive autonomy has aggressively seized control of the political process.
    Once again, it is up to the grass roots to raise the alarm on this shocking development in the hope that it can later be shot down by a federal judge still familiar with the basic tenets of the constitution.
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    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.

  8. housemanrob says:

    IIF THIS SHIT WASN’T REALLY HAPPENING….WHO WOULD BELIEVE IT! IT’S BIZZARRO WORLD OUT THERE AND EVEN MORE AMAZING TO ME IS THAT…..THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT THAT SMART AND NOW WAY OUT IN THE OPEN!

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