Nevada | The Fix is in… Judge Tosses Lender Processing Services Foreclosure Fraud ‘Robosigning’ Case in Vegas


“The judge dismissed all of the 204 felony and 102 misdemeanor charges against Trafford and Sheppard. The charges consisted of notarization of a signature of a person not in the presence of a notary public, which is a gross misdemeanor, and two different felonies: offering false instruments for filing or recording, and false certification of an instrument.”


Judge tosses mortgage ‘robosigning’ case in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has gutted a marquee criminal complaint filed in 2011 against two mortgage lending company employees, ruling that state prosecutors improperly presented information to a grand jury to obtain an indictment in what they called a massive mortgage fraud “robosigning” scheme.

A lawyer for defendant Gary Randall Trafford on Tuesday hailed Clark County District Judge Carolyn Ellsworth’s ruling as “extraordinary” and accused Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and her deputies of prosecutorial misconduct.

The prosecutor heading the case was facing a foreclosure himself at the time, and a key witness in the case committed suicide in 2011, said John Heuston, attorney for Trafford.

“This case was announced as a groundbreaking robosigning case,” Heuston said. “The judge found there was no robosigning whatsoever.”

“It was prosecutorial misconduct,” Heuston alleged, “and the judge found it was so pervasive that she was not sure that the grand jury would otherwise have indicted” Trafford or co-defendant Geraldine Ann Sheppard.

Attorney Ken Julian, representing Sheppard, said he was “grateful for the court’s ruling.”

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6 Responses to “Nevada | The Fix is in… Judge Tosses Lender Processing Services Foreclosure Fraud ‘Robosigning’ Case in Vegas”
  1. indio007 says:

    Yet another case intentionally tanked. It’s so easy. Just do some arbitrary due process violation and the case gets dismissed. The DA can say “I tried” and the beat goes on.

    • Ronald Williams says:

      You are right. In the meantime, we can’t the Nevada Attorney to respond to our complaint of conspicuous fraud against JPMorgan Chase Bank. The proof supporting our claims is found in the filings with the Clark County Recorder. The mortgage default notice is so conspicuously fraudulent, that we are mystified at being ignored by the attorney general.

  2. leapfrog says:

    Absolutely disgusting. This judge is an absolute disgrace to the bench and should be immediately debenched and depensioned. He should also be investigated as to whether he received any kickbacks from the banks. He has made a mockery of black letter rule of law.

  3. Bought and paid for schill.Some needs to give this judge a clue.Do these people ever watch TV or go on the internet or better yet pick up a newspaper to stay current and informed.Candidate for Wackado school.SMDH.

  4. 2 Pirates Over 40 says:

    Another case of “massive injustice” by our Judicial office of sworn officers of the court.
    These judges will eventually get the Balls to do the right thing when its to late, that’s what I am afraid of.

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