Another AG Bought Off!!! Outgoing Utah A.G. Says there’s No Link Between His Support of BofA Fraudclosure Settlement and His New Firm Having Bank as Client

Bank of America Stealing Homes

“To me this appears to be some type of a midnight pardon,” Bates said. “It certainly sends a confusing message to the public and to the courts and the 10th Circuit as to why the chief law enforcement agency in the state is dismissing its claims in defense of the laws of the state.”


Lawyers question Shurtleff’s 180 in foreclosure case

Just days before leaving office, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has reversed the state’s position and personally signed on to a settlement in a foreclosure lawsuit that Bank of America appeared to be losing.

The practical effect of Shurtleff’s move, according to an attorney who filed the lawsuit, is to weaken Utah’s ability to enforce state law. It also weakens the state’s position in other lawsuits challenging foreclosures carried out by ReconTrust Co., Bank of America’s foreclosure arm, Abraham Bates said.

Members of the Attorney General’s Office said Shurtleff’s actions blind-sided them, but they declined to comment publicly. The office had previously successfully intervened in the case as a plaintiff and argued that ReconTrust had violated state law in foreclosing on Utah homeowners Timothy and Jennifer Bell.

U.S. District Judge Bruce Jenkins, who presides over the case, issued a strong ruling in favor of the homeowners’ and the state’s position. The assistant attorneys general conducting the state’s case hoped to keep it alive for a final ruling by Jenkins before a likely appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for a definitive decision that would guide other similar lawsuits.

Shurtleff leaves office on Monday and has announced he’ll join the international law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP. On its website, the firm says it “regularly represents Bank of America.”

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2 Responses to “Another AG Bought Off!!! Outgoing Utah A.G. Says there’s No Link Between His Support of BofA Fraudclosure Settlement and His New Firm Having Bank as Client”
  1. rene says:

    this is just ridiculous! CONFLICT OF INTEREST! Good gosh, the man is going to LITIGATE NOW FOR BofA?? Come on? This is wrong, all levels of wrong. BofA was LOSING! Someone needs to audit this mans bank accounts, his families too..we can all believe he has been paid NICELY! WRONG!

  2. c.l.p.a.g. Chris says:

    The DE-parting A.G.: Likely has a egregiously UN-just WELL FUNDED Private Foreign Off Shore Numbered, Bankster Gangster arranged: $pecial NON-Traceable Account?
    Wonder If That A.G.; Got as Much as Some of the OTHER likely Bribed A.G.’s, as the One’s Letting Their ANONYMOUS BENEFACTOR$ off for a few nano particulate Billion $heckle$ to settle Bi$$$$illon$ of the People’s Looted Private Fruits of their Slave Labor;
    Stolen thru: “Theft by Deception” via: mere Felonious Legal Liar Lawyer’s ACTing as Government’$ Licen$ed Racketeer Privateer$? And The G over Men”t” (“by the power of the Sword of Satan”), are Going to “Protect US” and Gov. will make sure: JUST US is done! HA HA HA HA? It just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser? Whom Is Watching the Watchers????

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