Former Utah A.G. Mark Shurtleff Arrested, Denies He Got Post for His Foreclosure Case Decision Against Bank of America/Recontrust

Charges tie Shurtleff job interview to Bank of America deal Allegations » Former A.G., law firm deny he got post for his foreclosure case decision. Then-Attorney General Mark Shurtleff interviewed for a job with a law firm that represents Bank of America just two months before he personally signed a settlement of a lawsuit against … Read more

Florida Leads in Undead Foreclosures

Florida Leads in Undead Foreclosures Zombie foreclosures still haunt Florida’s housing market with 48,630 lurking in the court system and abandoned by their owners. RealtyTrac, the Irvine-Calif.-based company that tracks zombie foreclosures, says the high number in Florida puts it at the top of the nation for zombie properties with South Florida ranking second highest … Read more

Unendorsed Notes Used by Bank of New York in Foreclosures

Unendorsed Notes Used by Bank of New York in Foreclosures Crossposted from The Housing Justice Foundation A Study by The Housing Justice Foundation (click to download PDF). When faced with foreclosure after the financial crisis of 2008, millions of U.S. homeowners filed bankruptcy cases.  In the 12-month period ending December 31, 2008, there were 1,074,225 … Read more

WTF? Chase Program Honored By National Notary Association

“The One Chase Notary program underscores the valuable role Notaries play in consumer protection,” said Tom Heymann, president and CEO of the National Notary Association. “Notaries add trust to a transaction by affirming a signer’s identity and confirming their understanding and intent to sign a document.” ~ Chase Program Honored By National Notary Association The … Read more

Infographic: Civil Forfeiture – The Lack of Due Process

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Timothy Geithner: A Hit Man for American Democracy

The Con-Artist Wing of the Democratic Party Ultimately, Geithner was a hit man for American democracy—and the middle class that sustained it. Geithner has acknowledged substantial fraud in the crisis, but he won’t even deign to answer why the administration did nothing about the individuals who perpetrated it. He doesn’t discuss distributional questions from the … Read more

The Federal Reserve Explained In 7 Minutes: “The Biggest Robbery Ever Enacted on the American People”

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. . . TED Talks: William Black – How to Rob a Bank . . . (from the inside, that is)

TED Talks: William Black – How to Rob a Bank . . . (from the inside, that is) William Black is a former bank regulator who’s seen firsthand how banking systems can be used to commit fraud — and how “liar’s loans” and other tricky tactics led to the 2008 US banking crisis that threatened … Read more

FLA 5th DCA: JOANN HABERL v 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION – P22 Notice of Default Failed to Inform Haberl of Right to Reinstate

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA FIFTH DISTRICT NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE MOTION FOR REHEARING AND DISPOSITION THEREOF IF FILED Case No. 5D12-4839 JOANN HABERL, Appellant, v. 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION, ET AL., Appellee. ________________________________/ Opinion filed May 23, 2014 Appeal from the Circuit Court for Hernando County, … Read more

The Daily Show: Tim Geithner’s Extended Interview On Bank Bailouts w/ John Stewart

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full … Read more

The Subprime Wolf Of Wall Street: Trained by Veteran of Jordan Belfort, World Business Lenders is Pitching Loans with Annual Interest Rates as High as 125 Percent

The Subprime Wolf Of Wall Street: Trained by Veteran of Jordan Belfort, World Business Lenders is Pitching Loans with Annual Interest Rates as High as 125 Percent Doug Naidus made his fortune selling a mortgage company to Deutsche Bank AG months before the U.S. housing market collapsed. Now he’s found a way to profit from … Read more

Florida Led Nation in Foreclosures in April

Florida Led Nation in Foreclosures in April ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida had the nation’s highest foreclosure rate in April, even though it was lower than the same time last year. The research firm RealtyTrac reported last week that Florida’s April foreclosure rate was the highest in the nation, despite being down 9 percent from April … Read more

THE $6 MILLION WOMAN: INTERVIEW WITH MARY MCCULLEY #FREEMARYMCCULLEY

THE $6 MILLION WOMAN: INTERVIEW WITH MARY MCCULLEY Cross posted from LIBERTY ROAD MEDIA NOTE: This interview was conducted in late February 2014, before a sentencing hearing that was eventually postponed.  Ms. McCulley was then sentenced to a year each of prison and probation on April 25, 2014. Originally published: May 7, 2014 By Clinton Kirby … Read more

“Fraud” in Foreclosures, Revisited: Photoshop Fail + False Statements = Case Dismissed

“Fraud” in Foreclosures, Revisited – Nationstar vs Rita Lawhorn: Another Trial Win by The Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen Cross-posted from The Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen In early 2013, the Florida Supreme Court in Pino, told us that fraud, in a lawsuit, is defined by a person or entity actually getting away … Read more

Freddie Mac Doubles Down on Double Wides, Starts Funding Loans for Trailer Parks

“We have been cautious in terms of watching our securitization business grow. With the program being successful, we are confident that we can distribute the risk.” ~ Freddie Mac Starts Trailer Loans That Buffett Criticized Want to buy a trailer park? Freddie Mac (FMCC) wants to give you a loan. The unit of the government-owned … Read more

Trashed Out: Deutsche Bank Says Landlord Ruling May Flood Courts

“The tenants, who paid rent to the owner, sued after their belongings were tossed outside and destroyed and police barred them from the home. Deutsche Bank says the foreclosure ended the tenants’ lease, it played no role in evicting them, and loan servicers are responsible for dealing with renters.” ~ Deutsche Bank Says Landlord Ruling … Read more

Former ‘Foreclosure Mill’ Offshoot, Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates (AKA Florida Default Law Group) to Lay Off 116 ‘Workers’

Recently, we predicted this might happen… Is this another Mill on the verge of implosion? Time will tell… Now, it appears that time did… ~ Former ‘foreclosure mill’ offshoot to lay off 116 Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates — the offspring of Florida Default Group, an accused foreclosure mill caught up in the robo-signing scandal of … Read more

GAO Foreclosure Review: Regulators Could Strengthen Oversight and Improve Transparency of the Process

Foreclosure Review: Regulators Could Strengthen Oversight and Improve Transparency of the Process What GAO Found To negotiate the $3.9 billion cash payment amount in servicers’ amended consent orders, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) considered information from the incomplete foreclosure … Read more

G.A.O. Report Sees Deeper Bank Flaws in Foreclosures

G.A.O. Report Sees Deeper Bank Flaws in Foreclosures A new government report suggests that errors made by banks and their agents during foreclosures might have been significantly higher than was previously believed when regulators halted a national review of the banks’ mortgage servicing operations. When banking regulators decided to end the independent foreclosure review last … Read more

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION vs BARTRAM: The Beginning of the End of The Five Year Statute of Limitations in Florida

“Right now, this opinion is law of the land,” Ice said. “For homeowners, it means there is no end in sight to the litigation.” ~ Appeals court tosses five-year foreclosure deadline… For now… Can’t wait until the hedge funds, investors and third party purchasers who bought homes under the preface that the 5 year SOL … Read more