|Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2011
Register O’Brien is supported in his efforts to withdraw registry funds from Bank of America
Southern Essex District Register of Deeds John O’Brien said today that Massachusetts State Treasurer Steven Grossman has given him the green light to withdraw registry deposits from Bank of America a MERS shareholder bank. O’Brien, who publicly thanked Treasurer Grossman for supporting him, said “in the short time he has been in office he has demonstrated his independence in protecting public monies”. O’Brien is doing his due diligence by researching the background on a number of banking institutions in Essex County to find the right fit. In addition, O’Brien has contacted all the Massachusetts Registers of Deeds to ask that they consider following his lead and place their deposits in a non-MERS member bank.
O’Brien who is leading the nationwide effort to have MERS pay the states their back assignment fees has also asked his colleagues across the country to follow his lead.