Is this justice?
From the AP News Wire…
San Diego foreclosure attorney charged
VISTA, Calif. — A San Diego County attorney has been charged after he allegedly told clients to break into foreclosed homes and retake possession of the properties.
Michael T. Pines appeared in a Vista courthouse Tuesday to face eight charges related to stalking, filing false crime reports and practicing law with a suspended license.
Prosecutors say the 59-year-old advised an evicted family to retake possession of their home. During that time, he allegedly stalked and harassed the current occupants.
Pines has argued that many foreclosures are illegal because the banks and investment firms who claim to own the homes cannot prove they have clear title to them.
Pines is being held in lieu of $227,000 bail.
He is representing himself and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 31.