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Mortgage Fraud Trial Begins for Bank of America

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Barring a last-minute settlement agreement, Bank of America is slated to stand trial for allegedly defrauding taxpayers via government-backed mortgages from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Specifically, the finance giant’s Countrywide arm, acquired by Bank of America in 2008, is alleged to have approved billions of dollars worth of government-backed mortgages that it knew… Read More »

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The Miami Foreclosure Factory: Part 1

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Huddled in their tiny cubicles, hundreds of “vice presidents” churn out a quota minimum of Miami foreclosure documents every single day – 10 is generally the minimum. Our Miami foreclosure attorneys know how complicated the foreclosure process can be – and at that rate, there are bound to be a host of mistakes, any… Read More »

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Whistleblower: Bank Defrauded Taxpayers

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While countless, everyday Americans continue to struggle with impending foreclosure in South Florida, one bank is again facing allegations of wrong doing at the highest level. As our South Florida foreclosure defense attorneys understand it, Bank of America is being accused of preventing homeowners from obtaining lowered mortgage payments from a federal program, even… Read More »

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Despite Miami Mortgage Fraud, Banks Escape Criminal Charges

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When a former Countrywide Financial employee was on the witness stand late last year, she testified that the bank tried to buy her silence about its part in the Miami mortgage meltdown. She refused to cooperate, and the bank fired her. She turned around and sued the banking giant on federal whistle blower violations… Read More »

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Miami Foreclosures Not Slowed by Federal HAMP Extension

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Despite the fact that the government is touting the extension of the Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP), the move is likely to have little effect in terms of slowing Miami foreclosures or helping struggling homeowners. The government program, aimed to help homeowners, had been set to expire at the end of this year, but… Read More »

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Miami Foreclosure Attorney: AG “Sweetheart Deal” a Wash for Consumers

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The deal struck by state attorneys general throughout the country to address foreclosure abuses in Miami and across the U.S. has been touted by many as a victory for homeowners and taxpayers. Our Miami foreclosure attorneys, however, believe that this is actually proof that the government is not looking out for the best interests… Read More »

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Why Isn’t Government Prosecuting Big Bank Officials For Miami Mortgage Fraud?

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It’s a valid question that many Americans have asked in recent years, but that has gone largely unanswered — why haven’t officials from large banks who ordered robo-signing, fraudulent and false documents to be created and other illegal activities not faced prosecution? Their actions have led to millions of foreclosures nationwide, including foreclosures in… Read More »

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Miami Foreclosure Fraud Revealed in Grand Jury Testimony

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A recent article out of Las Vegas reports that grand jury transcripts in the criminal cases of several defendants charged with robo-signing and other mortgage fraud-related allegations reveal the massive problem happening in that state and nationwide. Those struggling with foreclosure in Miami cannot afford to go it alone. The alleged criminal acts in… Read More »

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Legislature To Help Banks Ruin Homeowners’ Lives With Florida “Fair” Foreclosure Act

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Florida lawmakers are at it again. Those elected to help citizens are instead helping the banks, which in turn fill election coffers; lawmakers have taken up the Florida Fair Foreclosure Act bill.pdf. Sadly, the act does nothing to be “fair” to Miami foreclosure homeowners. Instead, the act, if it becomes law, would give more… Read More »

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Four From West Kendall Arrested in Loan Modification Scam Affecting Miami Homeowners

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Sadly, scammers are everywhere: After a disaster strikes, preying upon the elderly and when homeowners are at their most vulnerable. Mortgage loan modification scams and other ways to help distressed homeowners have been popping up for years. But they’ve been much more frequent as the economy has collapsed and people have lost their jobs… Read More »

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