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FBI's Mortgage Fraud Report as Prepared by the Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit

The objective of this study is to provide FBI program managers and the general public with relevant data to better understand the threat posed by mortgage fraud. The report was requested by the Financial Crimes Section,...more

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PRESS RELEASE Re: Government Restated their Statistics because it "Got Caught Red-Handed" by Bloomberg News

LIES: Eric Holder Owes the American People an Apology When Holder first trotted out these figures last October, he bragged during a press conference about the results of the government’s “Distressed Homeowner Initiative,”...more

FORMER EXECUTIVE LORRAINE BROWN AT FLORIDA-BASED LENDER PROCESSING SERVICES INC. SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN...

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 25, 2013 FORMER EXECUTIVE AT FLORIDA-BASED LENDER PROCESSING SERVICES INC. SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN...more

An altered deed will not go unpunished in Maryland!

You may go to jail if you alter a deed, even if you have a good faith belief that the changes are correct. The poor fellow in this case believed he owned the entire fee interest in his business property. The State of...more

Spotlight on Anti-Money Laundering (Part 2 of 3): Establishing an AML Compliance Program at a Non-Bank Residential Mortgage...

As reported in Part 1 of this series, all non-bank residential mortgage lenders and originators (RMLOs) have until August 13, 2012 to establish an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program as part of the new rule....more

When Can Private Security Stop and Detain?

Today we begin a new feature for Appellate Strategist -- detailed previews of civil cases just granted review in the latest term of the Illinois Supreme Court. This week we will review the late May grants, and the feature...more

Mortgage Lender Not "Financial Institution" For Federal Criminal Bank Fraud Just Because It Was Owned By A Financial Institution

Question: Is a mortgage lender that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a “financial institution” itself a “financial institution” for purposes of federal criminal bank fraud? Answer: No, according to the Ninth Circuit Court...more

Take Stock of Your Own House: Proactively Responding to the Subprime Crisis

Podcast: Take Stock of Your Own House Proactively Responding to the Subprime Crisis 3/11/2008 On March, 4, 2008, Mintz Levin held a live webinar addressing the current subprime crisis. Mintz Levin Members Richard...more

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