Fort Lauderdale mortgage fraud attorneys June Clarkson and Theresa Edwards share a light moment with Pompano Beach resident Amos Delva after a hearing in foreclosure court went their way, allowing Delva to avoid eviction for at least another week in his foreclosure case at the Broward County Courthouse in Ft Lauderdale Thursday, March 8, 2012.
‘Occupy’ and acclaimed attorneys crusade against man’s eviction
They may have lost their state jobs investigating foreclosure fraud, but nationally acclaimed former Assistant Attorneys General June Clarkson and Theresa Edwards gained something else: grass-roots back-up.
As the lawyers walked into Broward Circuit Court to defend Amos Delva from the threat of eviction from his Pompano Beach home, they were trailed by about a half-dozen sign-carrying members of the Occupy Fort Lauderdale, who have made mortgage fraud the movement’s next battleground.
“We welcome their support, but it is important to note that we have not organized this,” said Clarkson at Thursday’s hearing. “Our goals seem to be similar.”
Indeed, the interests of the Occupy movement and the Fort Lauderdale attorneys may be coincidental, but their passions converge. Occupy, a leaderless movement, has been looking to channel the popular energy generated by its protest against social and economic inequality.