Las Vegas police have said there were no obvious signs of foul play in Lawrence’s death, and that it wasn’t being investigated as a homicide. It could take another month for the Clark County coroner to obtain blood toxicology test results and rule on her cause and manner of death.
I hope that these other three do not end up dead like Ms. Lawrence…
Please get these witnesses into protective custody before they kill themselves!
3 Nevada notaries named in foreclosure fraud case
(AP) LAS VEGAS — Three more Nevada notaries are accused of falsely attesting to legal signatures on foreclosure documents in a broad Las Vegas-area mortgage fraud scheme that has led to the indictment of two Southern California title officers, the state attorney general’s office said Monday.
The announcement that Meghan Shaw, Jennifer Lowe and Joseph Noel each face one charge of notarizing a signature of a person not in their presence came a week after Tracy Lawrence, the first notary identified as a key witness in the so-called “robo-signing” case, was found dead at home after missing sentencing on a similar charge.
The charge is a gross misdemeanor and carries up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Court records filed Wednesday refer to Lowe as Jennifer Bloecker.
Each of the three, like Lawrence, testified before a grand jury that handed up a more-than-600-count indictment accusing Geraldine Ann Sheppard, 62, of Santa Ana, Calif., and Gary Randall Trafford, 49, of Irvine, Calif., of heading a scheme that led to the filing of tens of thousands of fraudulent foreclosure documents in Las Vegas between 2005 and 2008.
Sheppard and Trafford are employees of a publicly traded company, Lender Processing Services Inc., based in Jacksonville, Fla., that provides technology and services to major banks across the company. Noel formerly worked for the company.
The indictment alleges that Sheppard and Trafford directed employees to notarize forged signatures on documents filed with the Clark County recorder’s office to begin home foreclosures.