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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman To Sue Wells Fargo & Bank Of America For Violating National Mortgage Settlement...more
FRAUD, NOT MISTAKES AND ERRORS, HAVE PERMEATED THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS IN AMERICA
When judges begin ordering the accounting and financial books and records of the
alleged owner of a borrower’s note to be produced, not...more
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Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Elijah Cummings to Meet with Fed and OCC on Foreclosure Abuses
Washington, D.C. March 25, 2013
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) sent a...more
House Oversight Committee Requests Briefing on Potential Independent Foreclosure Review Process Settlement
Washington, DC (Jan. 5, 2013)
The Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and...more
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STATE OF MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL SCHUETTE FILES CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST FORMER MORTGAGE PROCESSOR PRESIDENT FOR ROLE IN FRAUDULENT...more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Former Executive at Florida-Based Lender Processing Services Inc. Admits Role in Mortgage-Related Document...more
On October 31, 2012, the CFPB issued its first issue of Supervisory Highlights: Fall 2012, a newsletter to the public and the financial services industry about its examination program, including the concerns that it finds...more
On September 18, 2012 FinCEN held an Informational Webinar regarding the new FinCEN Suspicious Activity Report (SAR).
The corresponding, full PowerPoint presentation of the recorded version of this Webinar is available...more
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Sues Bank Of America For Over $1 Billion For Multi-Year Mortgage Fraud Against Government Sponsored Entities Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Homeowner Complaint Summary: I am a victim of fraud and I am attaching pdf files which includes an Assignment of a Deed of Trust that was recorded with the Los Angeles Register Recorders office on August 29, 2011 under...more
CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL COMPLAINT
CALIFORNIA SENATE BILL NO. 1474 RE: CONVENING GRAND JURY FOR MORTGAGE FRAUD
Barry S Fagan
20475 Roca Chica Dr.
Malibu, California 90265
Wells Fargo Bank,...more
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