Fraudclosure | Mark Harmon – Building an Empire, One Foreclosed Home at a Time

“They loaned people money. It is not being paid back, and they need to be represented, and it is required that we represent them zealously’’ –  Mark Harmon

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I bet you all $1 this firm implodes just as David Stern’s did…

It is just a matter of time…

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Building an empire, one home at a time

He operates the largest foreclosure law firm in the state, and these hard times have made Mark P. Harmon a very busy man. Some critics assail his tactics, but Harmon is unapologetic: Lenders, after all, need zealous lawyers, too.

Devenia Mack doesn’t know Mark P. Harmon personally, but the Newton lawyer is intimately involved in her housing crisis. His company, Harmon Law Offices, was hired by Wells Fargo Bank last year to seize Mack’s Westminster ranch house by foreclosure.

His son, Andrew, signed the paperwork that transferred the mortgage to Wells Fargo.

His title company stamped the document notifying Mack that the bank was taking her home.

And his auction company put the property up for sale.

Mack, a 46-year-old mother of five, went to court to fight back. She claimed Harmon’s law firm and auction company worked with Wells Fargo to begin the foreclosure process without technically owning the mortgage. Mack said she was in the midst of negotiating with the bank to lower her payments when she heard about the auction.

“I don’t know how it could have gotten that far when I did everything they told me to,’’ she said.

In October, a judge issued a preliminary injunction preventing the auction. The case is still pending.

Mack’s suit is one of more than 100 cases filed in Massachusetts superior and federal district courts since 2005 against Harmon Law Offices, by far the state’s largest legal firm specializing in foreclosures. In Boston alone last year, it handled 40 percent of all home foreclosures – about one a day, according to a Globe review of public records. Statewide, the company has advertised more than 15,600 foreclosure auctions scheduled between January 2010 and September of this year.

With a law office, title firm, and auction company under his umbrella, Harmon has assembled a network that can slice through the complexities of a foreclosure faster than most stand-alone legal firms – it’s a one-stop shopping center for banks and mortgage companies. A reputation for speed and efficiency has attracted major clients such as Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase – in addition to Wells Fargo – which hire Harmon Law to process thousands of cases annually. It is also one of just five Massachusetts law firms on a list that mortgage giant Fannie Mae uses to farm out business.

Critics – including consumer advocates, attorneys, and foreclosure law specialists – say the firm’s size and scope allow it to sometimes act like a bully, steamrolling over people’s rights to maximize profits. Among their allegations: Harmon Law has unfairly foreclosed upon homeowners who were in the process of renegotiating their loans, charged exorbitant fees, and used inaccurate or falsified paperwork.

Harmon Law also has defenders who say its attorneys do their best to perform work that can often be unpleasant.

Be sure to check out the rest of this one here…

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11 Responses to “Fraudclosure | Mark Harmon – Building an Empire, One Foreclosed Home at a Time”
  1. chunga says:

    I’ll take my chances with a scratch ticket rather than take that bet…lol.

    Here are a few fun quotes from the Boston Globe’s front page article:

    “John L. O’ Brien, head of the Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds in Salem, said he found five different versions of Andrew Harmon’s signature on foreclosure-related legal documents as part of an investigation into alleged robosigners – information he submitted to Coakley’s office.”

    “Indeed, the firm’s determination to get the job done can cause emotions to erupt, especially those of desperate homeowners. (It is why Harmon Law’s Newton offices are fortified with security glass.) Because when you peel away the layers of foreclosure paperwork and legalese, Harmon’s business comes down to getting people like Mack out of their homes and doing it as quickly as possible.”

    Fortified with security glass?!?

    Referenced in the front page article are signatures by one of the attorneys at the Harmon Foreclosure mill. The link below is a collection of his signatures and the analysis by a “Court Qualified Document and Handwriting Examiner”. After he wrote the analysis, for some odd reason, he saw the light, and ammended his “analysis”. Turns out this attorney is a rare individual who signs his name differently quite a bit. Especially on legal documents.

    See for yourself…

    Andrew Harmon Signatures Examined by Handwriting Expert

    Wonder what happened…
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    • A deposition posted here a week or so ago, if you read it explains why there can be so many different styles for the same name. It is because in house operation of corporations authorize in writing a resolution or whatever they call it, which delegates by name another individual to sign with “authority” the name of another person/CEO. Yes there may not be authority in writing which should be demanded to be proven. Yes there may be forgeries and all purported signatures should be forensically examined.

      However, what is most important is in an instance that it requires “personal knowledge”, by the person signing, this is the crucial defect and fatal variance to zero in on pertaining to affidavits, as explained in opinions recently posted here, when various appellate decisions reverse the lower court on summary judgment and default and failure to vacate upon such motion after default as this is fraud upon the court – detrimental to the interest of justice for all and integrity of the process resulting in reasonable judgments in the due course of the law and process of Notice requirements to support the standing to maintain a controversy.

  2. lies is all they tell says:

    hey david pass it around to all you know the loans are all null and void. the banks did not loan this money there fore they do not own the homes. the true lender is not on the notes and mortgages. this scam was not suppose to be uncovered. well now it is we need to get it out to the public so please yell it out there. not enough lawsuits claiming promissary estoppel. and loan origination fraud. lets go people get angry write your AG. no one wants to let this one out of the bag. the loan are all a farce to steal money from the investors and the homes from us. they all bought CDS or credit default swap insurance. they bet our mortgages will fail.

    • lvent says:

      Oh yes, that, and so much more, It all started at Origination when they coveyed the deed to us and never perfected their collateral lien by properly assigning and PUBLICLY recording the mortgage AT THE RECORDER OF DEEDS OFFICE…A/K/A PERFECTING THE COLLATERAL LIEN, WHICH THE LAW REQUIRES THEM TO DO TO PUT THAT SECURITY INSTRUMENT INTO A TRUST AND MARKET A SECURITY INSTRUMENT WHICH IS A MORTGAGE AND A NOTE, NOT JUST TO SELL AN INTEREST IN AN UNSECURED DEBT TO THE WORLD THAT IS SECURED BY NOTHING….THAT IS SECURITIES FRAUD AND IT WAS MASSIVE…then they proceeded to sell interests in treasuries, not secured by our notes and backed by junk bonds, loaded with toxic mortgages that THEY APPROVED AND CREATED, bundled up with a few good loans to investors all over the planet……knowing full well they would fail when the liars loans they made started defaulting en masse……They crashed the stock market intentionally by insider trading…STOLE OUR WEALTH, HID OUR STOLEN WEALTH IN OVERSEAS BANK ACCOUNTS…(SEE YOU TUBE VIDEO: CNBC ILLUMINATI CRASHES STOCK MARKET)…THEN THEY FINANCIALLY TERRORIZED THE WORLD BY…Blaming MAINSTREET for buying shit they could not afford when they approved those very loans…Then they cried broke EXTORTED 750 BILLION(PLUS BACKDOOR BAILOUTS which include the FED’S STIMULUS TO THE FINANCIAL TERRORISTS, QE 1&2 totalling a whopping 4 TRILLION WAS PUT ON THE U.S. TAXPAYERS CREDIT CARD) FROM THE U.S. TAXPAYERS VIA CONGRESS AND GOOD OLE BOY, HANK PAULSON,AND THE FED STIMULUS CAME DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THANKS TO BEN BERNANKE, THAN THEY GAVE THEMSELVES HUGE BON– USES AND PAID OFF THEIR INVESTORS………..Now don’t feel sorry for the investors because they knew they were GAMBLING……WE THE PEOPLE DID NOT………TIMOTHY GEITHNER IS STILL PONZI SCHEMING AT THE TREASURY RECYCLING THE SAME OLD SHIT DEBTS…WITH THE AID OF BEN BERNANKE AT THE FED……WHO BLOOMBERG REPORTED, THE FED, COLLECTS TRILLIONS IN MORTGAGE MONEY THAT BERNANKE AT THE FED — USES TO BUY U.S. TREASURIES FROM TIMOTHY GEITHNER…….WHICH IS CAUSING ECONOMIC STAGFLATION IN AMERICA AND ALL OVER THE WORLD…………..IT IS A GLOBAL ELITE NEW WORLD ORDER TYRANNY THAT IS HOLDING THE WORLD ECONOMY HOSTAGE WITH WEAPONS OF FINANCIAL TERRORISM…THE STOCK MARKETS…..THE DEBT THESE PONZI SCHEMERS CREATED IS UNSUSTAINABLE….THEY INTENTIONALLY COLLAPSED THE WORLD’S ECONOMY …………………THE PONZI SCHEMERS MUST NOW BE FORCED TO PAY FOR ALL OF THEIR FRAUD……NOT MAINSTREET, WHO ARE THE ONLY VICTIMS OF THE BIGGEST PONZI SCHEME SWINDLE AND HEIST OF OUR WEALTH IN HISTORY………………….

      • lvent says:

        And I would like to add, they dumped all of the TOXIC DEBT they created into a GLOBAL TRUST……..lousy effers………………….

  3. How bout they committed a crime (CRIMES) THEY SET PEOPLE UP FOR THEIR FORECLOSURE BUSINESS NOT LOANS BUSINESS, THEY DEFRAUDED US THEY OWE US! WE WILL WIN ONE FORECLOSURE AT A TIME!.WE ARE AMERICANS!

  4. Still waiting for you all to phone or contact me someway.

    Still waiting for someone to explain how to submit a new post so that I can post something also, rather than have what I post as a comment for an article get lost in the reply comments here, when prior posts become stale.

    The Document:

    What I want to post here is the draft legislative agenda information I also have provided here:

    similar to what has been done recently in Massachusetts concerning the issues that the lawsuit by Los Angeles v. Deutsche Bank is complaining about for public nuisance abatement and taking these properties away from the banksters through grassroots legislative correction by counties and cities across America.

    574.804.0006

    Michael @ The “MIXED WAR” Room and The Trials of Life organizing the Relentless Resistance Renascence Rant Rank, Level 1 and spawning …..

  5. blackvan@hotmail.com says:

    hello

    I guess one day we are all going to get it. a mod request of a mortgage servicer or a lender like ally, wells fargo chase, emc is an instant foreclosure where they get and have the feds backing them up all your asset info for free while they take your mortgage payments to pay their lawyers and then foreclose.

    da this is not rocket science. has anyone even googled net present value bank mortgage software that must be used the servicer lender when we the homeownser ask for help.

    like I have said before no one is listening or complaining about this fraud practice.

    David B.

    • lvent says:

      PLEASE, DO NOT ESTABLISH A NEW DEBT WITH THESE CROOKS……………………

      • lvent says:

        What the PONZI SCHEMERS DID was the biggest transfer of wealth in history, They used their PONZI SCHEME TO COLLAPSE THE WORLDS ECONOMY BY INTENTIONALLY CRASHING THE STOCK MARKET BY INSIDER TRADING, ROBBED OUR WEALTH, PUT IT IN OVERSEAS BANK ACCOUNTS,,,,,,BLAMED THE PEOPLE FOR BUYING HOMES THEY COULD NOT AFFORD, EXTORTED THE ILLEGAL BAILOUTS FOR THEIR FINANCIAL CRIMES VIA TREASONISTS IN CONGRESS AND IN WASHINGTON…………….
        THIS WAS THE BIGGEST TRANSFER OF WEALTH FROM MAINSTEET TO WALL
        STREET TO THE RULING ELITE IN HISTORY…………….THEY PRIVATIZED OUR STOLEN WEALTH AND SOCIALIZED THE DEBT THEY CREATED ONTO MAINSTREET….MAYBE YOU WOULD GET THAT SHIT STRAIGHT IF YOU STOPPED SUCKING ON WALL STREETS TEET LONG ENOUGH,,,,,COME UP FOR AIR, THEY DON’T PAY YOU ENOUGH. THEY WILL THROW YOU UNDER THE BUS AS SOON AS THEY ARE DONE USING YOU UP…..

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