Request for Congressional Foreclosure Panel to Examine Foreclosure Lawyers
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Request for Congressional Foreclosure Panel to Examine Foreclosure Lawyers

    1. Barbara Ann Jackson
    2. Petition by

      Barbara Ann Jackson

      Shreveport, LA

Although increasing numbers of courts are continuing to reject improper and fraudulent foreclosures, the Congressional Foreclosure Panel examination of mortgage services and foreclosure practices did not include foreclosure lawyers.

Lawyers are officers of the court; knowledge of applicable laws and civil procedure is not required from mortgage lenders, nor loan servicers.  In states that require judicial foreclosures, lawyers are the ones who file lawsuits to seize and sell property; and lawyers are responsible for filing and recording foreclosure property deeds.

An investigation could prove helpful to sorting out whether improper and illegal foreclosure proceedings are linked to any self-dealing conduct disadvantaging lenders, investors, homeowners, and city governments.

Inadequate or questionable foreclosure can lead to useless property deeds that impede real estate sales. Increasing numbers of title insurance companies are refusing to cover foreclosed properties; and certain mortgage default claims, are being denied because of  defective foreclosure proceedings.                                       

Attesting to the need for federal probe of foreclosure lawyers, are the extensive investigations of Florida foreclosure lawyer David J. Stern.  Irrefutable proof of foreclosure fraud at the Stern law firm caused Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and other lenders to remove their foreclosure files from that law firm.


Despite years of flagrant foreclosure illegalities, the Florida attorney general took no action until evidence was made public by investigative reporters at Mother Jones.  But not even the finest investigative reporter can prosecute fraud; and the only adjustment to that appalling foreclosure situation, was the lenders' retrieval of their files and removal of their business from the Stern law firm.

Perhaps Florida's longstanding problem of foreclosure fraud has been not addressed because of inability to acquire essential information and evidence from mortgage lenders and foreclosure lawyers. As reported in the news, the court denied the Florida attorney general's power to subpoena the Stern law firm.

In all likelihood, Mr. Stern’s files that were removed by lenders contained information helpful to prosecuting fraud, and determining vital elements about mortgages and foreclosure that need to be addressed or curtailed.  

Foreclosure fraud is not limited to Florida Among conclusions contained in the 127-page Congressional Oversight report, all 50 State Attorneys General have the task of determining the scope and factors of fraud, and report those findings to the PanelBecause the lawyers are likely to prevent the discovery process, I say to AG’s, ‘good luck with that’!

Additionally, investigating foreclosure lawyers could reveal legal loopholes that need to be changed for  creating remedies for the mortgage disaster; and reveal how possibly tens of thousands of families have illegally lost their homes and are now living on the streets, and in tents and shelters. Without including an examination on the lineage of fraudulent foreclosure, the banking industry may be brought to its knees, and take American citizens with it. BUT THE REAL PERPETRATORS WILL ESCAPE –AGAIN.

**Also see:  "FORECLOSURES -Keeping It Real About Mortgage Lenders, Borrowers, Attorneys" http://www.scribd.com/doc/193007851/FORECLOSURES-Keeping-It-Real-About-Mortgage-Lenders-Borrowers-Attorneys

* CASE IN POINT –FORECLOSURE MILLS, JUDICIAL FRAUD, CONSUMER EXPLOITATION http://www.scribd.com/doc/193013513/CASE-IN-POINT-%E2%80%93FORECLOSURE-MILLS-JUDICIAL-FRAUD-CONSUMER-EXPLOITATION

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      Barbara Ann Jackson
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      FORECLOSURES -Keeping it real about: mortgage lenders, b.. - Barbara Ann Jackson - Open Salon

      FORECLOSURES -Keeping it real about: mortgage lenders, borrowers, attorneys Understandably, it seems that defaulted property owners seek to 'beat the system' -a small amount of them do. Not even I am willing to assist in such a thing when those types contact me for help.

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    • michael daniels SHELTON, CT
      • over 3 years ago

      as a veteran of U.S. ARMY and a senior citizen I am outraged at the fact that my fellow AMERICANS are being treated so badly and unfairly because of greedy banks,corporations,and corrupt wall street companies,and anyone else involved in helping in the fraud,abuse, and raping of their fellow countrymen,and brothers and sisters [ if you believe in GOD]What happened to TRUTH,JUSTICE.and THE AMERICAN WAY?

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    • rosemarie arace BEACHWOOD, NJ
      • over 3 years ago

      please investigate this foreclosure mill

      Zucker, Goldberg and ackerman

      200 sheffield street suite 301 mountainside new jersey 07092 I have evidence of them illegally recording a deed with ocean county new jersey

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    • Kathy Linder AURORA, CO
      • over 3 years ago

      These "Attorneys" make me sick. I have been fighting this for 3 yrs now. I kept telling everyone that Deutsche Bank doesn't own my house, but no one would listen. Not 1 Atty in CO has the guts to step up and help with illegal foreclosures. I sent complaints to Attorney General, HUD, RESPA, Comptroller and many more. Their answer " You don't know what you are talking about, nothing illegal is going on here. Kinda strange that not 1 Judge, Attorney, Public Trustee, or any court personel are facing foreclosure.

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    • Susan Jones-Ramirez SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      I am a 100% Disabled Veteran, My home is in FORCLOSURE and the anticipated and/or projected sell date 7 JANUARY 2011, However, my husband, John Ramirez, was informed today that our home, consequently, is SOLD. We have made numerous and continual efforts to negotiate with them on

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    • Harriet Carter CKEVELAND, GA
      • over 3 years ago

      Chase Home Mortgage said that I qualified for a home loan modification and now McCalla-Raymer is trying to foreclose on my property.

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