It is only going to get worse…
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“I was afraid for my life.”
“They said, ‘Taser her!
Taser her now!'”
Couple in Duluth SWAT Standoff Speaks
By: MYFOXATLANTA STAFF/myfoxatlanta
DULUTH, Ga. – A couple who lost their home to foreclosure and spent hours locked in a SWAT standoff with police when they refused to leave, talked about the situation Thursday.
The Grabers said they were living their version of the American dream. The Grabers said they owned their home for more than a decade when Howard Graber suffered a massive stroke. The Grabers said that’s when everything changed.
On Wednesday, Gwinnett County deputies went to the Graber’s Davenport Park Lane home to serve an eviction notice after the bank had foreclosed on the property. It turned into a four hour standoff and SWAT teams were called in.
“I was afraid for my life. I was afraid for my disabled husband’s life. There’s no way I was going to go to the front door,” said Noya Lee Graber.
Police eventually stormed the house. Howard Graber spent the night in jail.
“They said, ‘Taser her! Taser her now!’ and I got tasered right on my stomach,” said Noya Lee Graber.
The Grabers said their troubles started more than a year ago when Howard Graber had a massive stroke.
Howard Graber made a good living working with computers, but now he can no longer work and the bills have piled up.
“Sometimes the problem is I twist the words and forget what I’m supposed to say,” said Howard Graber.
“He’s the first one his family to own a home so it meant a lot to him to be able to buy our first home,” Noya Lee Graber.
The Grabers say they haven’t been back here to the home since they were evicted. When the Grabers were evicted from their home, everything they owned was placed on their Duluth lawn…
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The problem with most Americans is the minute they don’t work, there becomes a drastic change in their income that they can’t handle. The sooner we get out of that, the better. This guy should’ve had some kind of coverage for such a mishap. Since he was doing well, given the field he was in, he should’ve had some coverage in the event he can no longer work. (Which can happen to anyone.)
You see, it’s not how much you make/earn, it’s how much you KEEP. If he some kind of coverage for in the event he ‘cannot work’, this wouldn’t have happened. (Well, his mishap may have happened, but paying the bills/mtge would not have been an issue.)
If he’s making a good living, then why does his life (or anyone else’s life who is earning a decent salary, for that matter) have to go to crap simply because he can no longer work? For most of us, the minute we stop working, out income stops, or is on the verge of stoping. (Many of us can’t even ‘afford’ to get sick.) Sad.
Put some away for YOURSELF. You payin’ everyone else, ADD YOUR ACCT to the monthly bill list, and treat that as a payment that MUST b made just like the rest of ’em. –& let it $RIDE!$. Don’t mess w/it any more than u can mess w/that car note or mtge w/out all Hell braeking loose.
Yea Ronald…..Don’t work and you go broke! In a nutshell.
How many GA police officers are in danger of losing their home? Wait, let me rephrase this…..
How many GA police officers are upside-down (owe more than their home is worth) and are in danger of losing their home? Let’s start with Gwinnett County Sheriffs department and continue from there?
This should be interesting!
if it’s getting down to the wire or hopefully before the UD or unlawful detainer action send a “notice by affidavit of felony crime” detailing all the crimes that have been committed against you and the sheriff once noticed of the crime has a duty under Title 18 Sec 4 Misprison of Felony to do something, at best investigate the crime and minimally report the crime and NOT become complicit in the crime (i.e. evict you) or he will be facing some trouble after he was noticed of a crime.
If he has notice and is looking at possibility of losing his pension I don’t think he would stick his neck on the chopping block. No guarantees but the goal is to give him pause and think about it first.
More details and you need to cite your state criminal code, have some factual basis (not hard to do with all the fraud) but the goal is to proactively tell the sheriff what is going on and telegraph to him, I’m going to go after you if I reported a crime and you didn’t do your job to uphold my rights by the oath of office that you took to do so.
As usual, this is not legal advice, but if you want a sample email me and I’ll send one. No guarantees but I’ve used it several times now in court with judges and with a sheriff recently on a different fraud case involving a crooked attorney.
I met with the FBI several months ago and at the time the White Collar Crimes Supv thought this a civil matter. Now with the info I’ve been feeding him it’s a different story
The receent M&T Bank case dismissed with prejudice in FL for fraud upon the court is huge, esp. since I have an M&T Bank alleged “loan” and just left a hearing the other day where I detailed the fraud especially since the same guy caught in the FL case signed an affidavit of “true an correct” copy of the note in my case.
Can’t wait until the discovery phase when i depose this crook.
Hope that’s helpful. I’m in the deep end of the pool and tangling with crooked attorneys all the time so will try to pass on what I can that is helpful.
I would be interested in the name of the crook who sold you the house. My former roommate lost her house to foreclosure and found out she was scammed by the seller. He even paid someone as an appraiser to overstate the homes value by over $60K. She had to get 2 loans on the house because they would only loan her up to $40k below the selling price. The second loan was at 11.5% and she was paying over $1500 a month for mortgage. At the time she was making good money at a barber shop and had no problem. Then she was forced to leave her employment because she could no longer deal with the woman bashing/hating remarks of the owner and he was losing customers over his comments so shut his doors for good. There were way too many competitors in our small community and was making only 1/3 of her former weekly pay, That was every 2 wks. So she lost the house and only found out after we moved out. This guy was so good he even fooled a realtor and her husband into buying a house that wasn’t really his to sell.
This is why you NEVER enter into any financial agreement over $5000 without consulting a lawyer. Yes, it will cost you a couple hundred bucks, but you will have peace of mind that you have all the facts to make a good decision. Clearly this was NOT.
Armed American sheriffs used as pawns by the national and foreign banks to evict unarmed, disabled Americans from their homes out onto the street after incarcerating them for the night. I suppose the foreclosing bankers would spin it thus, “What’s the problem? He had a roof over his head for one more night!”
Anyone else see a problem with this?
According to the Gwinnett County records the two “lenders” involved were CitiBank and Umb Bank.
How’s that for a loan mod?