Formal Criminal Charge Filed in Florida Against Lorraine Brown, President of Notorious Foreclosure Document Processor DocX UPDATE: Plea Deal

By: Tuesday November 20, 2012 10:55 am

The US Attorney in the Middle District of Florida, Robert O’Neill, has submitted an information, basically a criminal charge without the use of a grand jury for the indictment, of Lorraine Brown, the founder of DocX, for the fraudulent production of mortgage assignments, notarizations, and other documents used to foreclose on borrowers (h/t 4closure fraud). [...]

Missouri AG Chris Koster Files Criminal Charges Against Foreclosure Fraud Document Processor DocX

By: Tuesday February 7, 2012 7:34 am

Yesterday I talked about how the failure to prosecute represented a fundamental decay at the heart of our politics, a symbol of the lack of accountability that has plagued this country for a decade. Yesterday, we began to get some accountability for foreclosure fraud in the unlikeliest of places: Missouri.  From the New York Times [...]

Schneiderman’s Securitization Fail Investigation Backed Up By Recent Court Decisions

By: Monday June 13, 2011 1:45 pm

So why is Eric Schneiderman just now becoming the first state or federal regulator to investigate the massive errors in securitization by bank trustees over the past decade? Part of this is that there’s an active effort to settle claims through the 50 state AG process, and Schneiderman’s investigation can be used to show the [...]

Florida, Home to Housing Scam Artists at Every Level

By: Thursday March 17, 2011 6:45 am

We know that Florida is just a sewer for mortgage scams, and we got another indication of that today. People filing false deeds to take over vacant homes has Palm Beach County’s clerk of courts warning owners to keep an eye on their property records the same way they do their credit reports. With hundreds [...]

Astroforging Returns: Lobbyists Write Fake Letters in Support of Derivatives Rules

By: Friday February 11, 2011 10:48 am

Way back in the day when I was just a mere independent blogger and not THE MEDIA ENTIRE I wrote about the practice lobbyists engaged in on the climate change bill, forging letters to members of Congress and claiming they came from grassroots organizations. I labeled the practice “astroforging.” As U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello was [...]

Linda Green Robo-Signing Shows Massive Document Fraud

By: Wednesday November 24, 2010 9:14 am

One reason why lawyers were so quick to see the patterns in robo-signing and mortgage documentation problems was that the same names kept cropping up on every single mortgage assignment. And the names would be listed as a Vice President and Assistant Secretary of one mortgage company in one note, and another mortgage company in [...]

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