Florida expands probe into alleged foreclosure misconduct by law firms

By Kimberly Miller
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

The Florida Attorney General’s Office has expanded its investigation of alleged foreclosure misconduct by law firms, adding companies to its initial list of four, according to an attorney for one of the original firms.

Gerald Richman of West Palm Beach-based Richman Greer PA said at least two firms have received letters of inquiry from the attorney general’s office seeking information similar to what his client was asked for in an August subpoena.

Richman, who is defending the law firm Shapiro & Fishman, declined to identify the two firms, but said he believes there are more throughout the state receiving the same letters.

The attorney general’s office said Thursday it could not confirm additional investigations.

“They’re using a different tact, but it’s part of their continued fishing expedition,” Richman said, referring to the letters other firms received as opposed to the subpoena served Shapiro & Fishman.

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