Lisa Epstein Challenging Incumbent Sharon Bock for Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts, Election on Tuesday

“Epstein has been endorsed by former SIGTARP Neil Barofsky, once and future Congressman Alan Grayson, and financial blogger Yves Smith. The local party tried very diligently to push Epstein out of the race, but she refused to stand down.”


Lisa Epstein Challenging Incumbent for Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts, Election on Tuesday


Lisa Epstein, the foreclosure fighter who gained national recognition for her research and discovery, attempts to pull off an upset on Tuesday in the race for Clerk of Court in Palm Beach County. This is the equivalent of a register of deeds, the official who records mortgage transfer documents in counties across the country. Epstein is running in the Democratic primary against Sharon Bock, a longtime incumbent who has done little of note in highlighting the fraudulent documents rolling into her office, in one of the key areas in the country for the foreclosure crisis. With no other candidates on the ballot, this primary race will decide the next Clerk of Court. All voters in Palm Beach County can participate in the election.

The crisis in Florida is far from over. To pull out a representative sample, here’s another head-scratcher of a case that speaks to how documentation on residential mortgages in this country remains a mess:

Deloris Bell sold her house in 1995, so she was shocked when in March a bank filed for foreclosure on the house and named her in the lawsuit.

She said she called the attorney’s office handing the foreclosure and was told not to worry.

“I called and the guy said, ‘It’s just an error, just file for a new deed, and we’ll correct it and take your name out of the paperwork,’” Bell said.

Bell called her title company and filed for the new deed right away. But two months later, more court filings showed up, and her name was still listed as a defendant. The attorney’s office again said it was an oversight.

“He said, ‘Oh, not a problem, I see it right here, it’s on the computer, it’s been corrected. We’ll take your name off,’” Bell said.

That was in June, but her name was still on the lawsuit.

This shows how the crisis can affect literally everyone in the country, whether you have a mortgage or not. More importantly, it speaks to the horror of mortgage and title documentation in America, a systemic problem that has not at all been solved by various settlements and consent decrees.

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7 Responses to “Lisa Epstein Challenging Incumbent Sharon Bock for Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts, Election on Tuesday”
  1. Fury says:

    good luck, lisa!

  2. papergate says:

    Good luck Lisa – you will make a formidable Clerk!!

    We will be rooting for you!

  3. javagold says:

    Good Luck Lisa !!!

  4. chitown2020 says:

    Caught your interview on RT Lisa. You are awesome!

  5. J. Alonzo says:

    Lisa be careful! The Banksters no they will be screwed if you win. Stay strong.

  6. john doe says:

    I’m to the point that so more bad news ! surprise surprise there’s not a damn thing we can do about it anyway so what is the point these people could kill someone and probably have in one way or another and they would get away with it

  7. Herman Vergara says:

    It’s an outrage HSBC Bank USA banking licenses in the U.S. hasn’t had revoked for money laundering. Bank crime shouldn’t pay.

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