Ellen Brown | Why the AGs Must Not Settle: Robo-signing Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Why the AGs Must Not Settle: Robo-signing Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

A foreclosure settlement between five major banks guilty of “robo-signing” and the attorneys general of the 50 states is pending for Monday, February 6th; but it is still not clear if all the AGs will sign. California was to get over half of the $25 billion in settlement money, and California AG Kamala Harris has withstood pressure to settle.

That is good. She and the other AGs should not sign until a thorough investigation has been conducted. The evidence to date suggests that “robo-signing” was not a mere technical default or sloppy business practice but was part and parcel of a much larger fraud, the fraud that brought down the whole economy in 2008. It is not just distressed homeowners but the entire economy that has paid the price, resulting in massive unemployment and a shrunken tax base, throwing state and local governments into insolvency and forcing austerity measures and cutbacks in government services across the nation.

The details of the robo-signing scam were spelled out in my last article, here. The robo-signing fraud and its implications are expanded on below.

Why All the Robo-signing?

Over half the homes in the country are now held in the name of an electronic database called MERS—Mortgage Electronic Registration Services. MERS is a smokescreen behind which these mortgages were sold to trusts that sold them to investors. The mortgages were chopped into pieces and sold as “mortgage-backed securities” (MBS), which traded in a supposedly liquid market. That meant the investors could sell them in the money market at any time on a day’s notice.

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Ellen Brown is an attorney and president of the Public Banking Institute, http://PublicBankingInstitute.org. In Web of Debt, her latest of eleven books, she shows how a private cartel has usurped the power to create money from the people themselves, and how we the people can get it back. Her websites are http://WebofDebt.com and http://EllenBrown.com.

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3 Responses to “Ellen Brown | Why the AGs Must Not Settle: Robo-signing Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg”
  1. lvent says:

    Just saw Beau Bidden on FOX BUSINESS…SAYING SOMETHING MUST BE DONE TO STOP THE SERVICERS FROM BEING INCENTIVIZED TO FORECLOSE!!!!! MR. BIDEN…..THAT IS FRAUD……THE SERVICERS ARE THIRD PARTY DEBT COLLECTORS…..THEY ARE NOT BANKS…..THEY CANNOT OWN ANYONES LOAN….THEY ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN MERS……THEY HAVE NO LEGAL STANDING TO TAKE ANYONES HOME OR BUSINESS……YOU HAVE EGG ALL OVER YOUR FACE….THESE CROOKS ARE MAKING A LIAR OUT OF YOU AND ALL OF THE POLITICIANS WHO CONTINUE THIS COVER UP FOR THE BIGGEST ROBBERY OF OUR WEALTH IN HISTORY…YOU ARE ALL TRAITORS ….AND BY IGNORING THE RULE OF LAW YOU ARE ALL CRIMINALS AND ARE THEREFORE COMPLICATE IN THIS ONGOING ROBBERY…..THEREFORE, YOU ALL MUST RESIGN…

  2. Tien says:

    VIDEO OCCUPY LOS ANGLES

    http://www.occupylosangeles.org/?q=node/7427

    “We call on Harris to continue to represent the people’s interests over lenders’;” states Carlos Marroquin, a homeowner advocate and Occupy Activist, “Also, we call on Wells Fargo to do the right thing for homeowners.”

    On Monday, February 6th, Occupy Activists will have an unprecedented meeting with Wells Fargo Executives. This meeting represents a first of its kind— since the Occupy Movement began on Wall Street in mid-September of last— where bank executives and occupiers will come together to discuss some of issues that prompted protests.

  3. PENDINGLAWSUIT says:

    “Barry Fagan v Wells Fargo Bank

    Reply Brief with Expert Opinion of CPA Shawn P Adamo and Forensic document examiner Dr. Laurie Hoeltzel concerning Wells Fargo’s bank and document fraud.

    http://www­.scribd.co­m/doc/7935­1619/Barry­-Fagan-v-W­ells-Fargo­-Bank-Re-R­eply-to-We­lls-Fargo-­s-Oppositi­on-to-Plai­ntiff-s-Mo­tion-to-Co­mpel”

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