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BREAKING NEWS: OFF to Defend Home This Sunday

sign-save-harolyns-home.jpg*Update: Popstponed until this Sunday April 14th, 2013

Occupy Fights Foreclosures to occupy and defend Ms. Harolyn Rhue's home from pending eviction. Ms. Harolyn Rhue's is a disabled woman who survived a traffic accident when a drunk driver run a red light. She managed to pick herself up, went to school and got a Masters degree. After much sacrifices, she bought a home, worked for a bank, and designed clothing for disabled people.

nfortunately, she was taken advantage of her disabilities and was given a predatory loan. Wells Fargo has refused to work with her after her payments kept going up.

Ms. Rhue always did the right thing and paid her mortgage on time. When the payments got higher, she notified Wells Fargo and asked over 10 times for a loan modification.

In august of last year while awaiting for a review of her loan modification, Wells Fargo sold her home behind her back to an investor and now she is facing eviction.

Wells Fargo refuses to take responsibility for what they did to Ms. Rhue. She now has turned to Occupy Fights Foreclosures to help her fight Wells Fargo’s wrongful foreclosure and pending eviction.

This Friday at 5 p.m., Occupy Fights Foreclosures activists, community groups, church members from different religious groups and concerned citizens will join in the fight and mobilize to defend her home.

The occupation of Ms. Harolyn Rhue’s home will serve as the kick-off campaign against Wells Fargo. Groups around the nation are offering their support and will join us in organizing national actions that will remind Wells Fargo that they need to stop hurting hard-working American people.

Harolyn’s story is a mirror of countless other homeowners that have been victimized by their bank’s greedy side.

If you would like to help Harolyn's caseb please call us at (323) 592-4663

* We are having an emergency meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. about this action. More details will follow.


 

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Thank You for Coming to Our Benefit Show!

Thank you very much everyone who showed support for our fundraising event, "Benefit for Occupy Fights Foreclosures: The Art of Resistance" on Saturday March 30th, 2012 at the Vortex. You attended supportively, performed fiercely, donated generously, facilitated smoothly and volunteered enthusiastically. That made all possible. We cannot express enough how grateful we are to your support. All the collected generous donation will go a long way to cover our necessary expenditure for people's ongoing fight against fraudulent foreclosures!

In a mean time, please enjoy wonderful photos from the event.


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Occupy Fights Foreclosures' Response to Wells Fargo Statement

The original Wells Fargo’s statement regarding the action by protesters during Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf’s speech in Carlsbad, CA on March 14th, 2013:

Vickee Adams, a Wells Fargo spokesperson, wrote in an e-mailed statement to The Huffington Post that while the bank respects individuals’ rights to express their opinions, the protest was unproductive. 

“We are very disappointed in the actions protesters took at the Retail Banking Conference today that disrupted John Stumpf's presentation and the entire conference,” Adams wrote. “This type of behavior damages efforts for productive dialogue and opportunities to work together to reach solutions.”

Our response: 

We are very disappointed in the distinct lack of action bank Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has demonstrated to correct the injustice that has thrown millions of families from their homes. These millions of families trusted lending institutions to abide by 400 years of property law when they signed loan agreements. They did not think for a minute that they were signing up to be marks in a quadrillion dollar Ponzi scheme and insurance fraud that has overstated the value of investments to pension funds and other investors all around the world.

The trust of ordinary people was used against them to steal their life's savings and their homes. Bank employees of Wells Fargo told families to default on their mortgage payments "in order to qualify" for loan modifications, then used that default to foreclose on their homes. This dual tracking—now illegal in California—is just one of the rampant injustices that allowed Wells Fargo to reap billions in profits under Stumpf's watch.

Fraud is a business model of Wells Fargo and the other too-big-to-jail banks, yet they have so far managed to bully and buy their way out of prison. On top of the secret settlements made by the FDIC to hide bank wrongdoing, Senator Elizabeth Warren's now famous pointed question to the OCC, the SEC and other bank regulators, "When was the last time you took any financial institution to trial?" shows that our government is not even willing to take these oversized financial behemoths to face a jury or judge.

We are certain that Senator Warren would agree, we all know the only ones breaking any laws here are the banks, and we don't see any police breaking down the CEOs doors in the middle of the night. On the contrary, John Stumpf has pocketed the fattest paycheck of any bank CEO—racking up $22.9 million from the stolen homes of people like Betty Badro, the homeowner who confronted him. As Senator Warren says, when banks can pay measly settlements out of enormous profits, "They don't have much incentive to follow the law." Until such time that we have a government willing to take the banks to trial and put the wrongdoers in jail, bank CEOs should expect to continue to hear from the people they have defrauded.

 

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Soly Request Your Support Today

ALERT!! SOLEDAD CORONA ... REQUESTS YOUR SUPPORT!!
TODAY, SATURDAY, MAR 16...AT 11 AM, WITNESSES NEEDED!!
AS SOLY OPENS THE PUBLIC STORAGE UNITS WHERE THE BANK'S THIEVES PUT HER BELONGINGS... 4002 N MISSION ROAD, LINCOLN HEIGHTS. (CROSS STREET IS N BROADWAY). SHE WILL ALSO NEED ASSISTANCE MOVING HER BELONGINGS TO HER STORAGE UNITS. CALL SOLY AT 213-248-0010...
PLEASE PASS THE WORD.!!!

SOLY REQUESTS OUR SUPPORT AS WITNESSES...AND TO MAKE A STATEMENT... SOLY WILL CONTINUE THE FIGHT AGAINST BANK OF AMERICA AND THEIR LAP DOGS, THE SERVICERS, THEIR ATTNYS, ETC. HOMEOWNERS WILL NOT BE BULLIED OR FRIGHTENED INTO SUBMISSION OR SILENCE!!

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[BREAKING News] Foreclosure Fighters Successfully Disrupt Wells Fargo CEO's Speech

source: ACCEOCCUPY FIGHTS FORECLOSURES activists joined ACCE and disrupted Well Fargo CEO John Stumpf's Speech. Wells Fargo CEO was 25 minutes into his speech when he was interrupted by a homeowner who approached him and ask him why her home of 19 years was scheduled to sale at an auction. He was shocked and immediately was escorted by security. About 75 activists took over the bankers meeting and held a press conference. Bankers present were in disbelief and shocked as to how quickly the meeting ended and Mr. Stumpf walked away from the homeowner.

During the action, Occupy Fights Foreclosures made a call to the CEO's office to demand that Ms. Harolyn Rhue's case be fully investigated and that Wells Fargo take responsibility for the damage they have caused to Harolyn, a disabled woman. Ms. Rhue endured 3 years of trying to modify her loan just to have Wells Fargo sell her home to investors causing her to lose $300,000 of equity. Harolyn owed around $200,000 on her mortgage and her property was valued around $500,000. We are demanding that Wells Fargo take responsibility and reverse the damage they have caused to Ms. Harolyn Rhue.

Watch the protest scenes!

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CALL TO ACTION:

CALL ON WELLS FARGO CEO JOHN STUMPF & WELLS FARGO PRESIDENT OF HOME LOANS TO:

  • TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND FIX THE HARM THAT HAROLYN RHUE'S ILLEGAL FORECLOSURE HAS CAUSED HER.
  • STOP DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THE DISABLED.

515.213.6117
MICHAEL HEID
Wells Fargo President of Home Loans

415.396.7018
JOHN STUMPF
Wells Fargo CEO

PLEASE CALL NOW!!

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WELLS FARGO IS WRONGFULLY DISPLACING MS. HAROLYN RHUE, A DISABLED, AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN, WHO SUFFERS FROM SUBSTANTIAL HEAD TRAUMA.

On January 4th 2013, ms. Rhue filed a formal complaint with hud for discriminatory housing practices by her lender wells fargo home mortgage. During our initial investigation we have noticed some very serious violations of the foreclosure process and documentation.

Ms. Rhue needs your help! Please, tell wells fargo that an eviction would cause great harm and would negatively impact her already serious health condition that has been altered by the wrongful foreclosure of her home.

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HERE IS A STATEMENT BY WELLS FARGO REGARDING TODAYS ACTION

Vickee Adams, a Wells Fargo spokesperson, wrote in an e-mailed statement to The Huffington Post that while the bank respects individuals’ rights to express their opinions, the protest was unproductive.

“We are very disappointed in the actions protesters took at the Retail Banking Conference today that disrupted John Stumpf's presentation and the entire conference,” Adams wrote. “This type of behavior damages efforts for productive dialogue and opportunities to work together to reach solutions.”

STAY TUNE FOR OCCUPY FIGHTS FORECLOSURES REPLY.....


[Updated! 3/19/2013] 

Occupy Fights Foreclosures Response to Wells Fargo Statement

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Thank You for Your WF Flood Calls!

Thank you very much for all of you who made possible today's Wells Fargo phone flood! Many participants who reported on Facebook seem that have enjoyed speaking the demand for justice for Ms. Harolyn Rhue on the phone and brought a bunch of messages directed to the CEO and President of Home Loans. Let's keep our eyes on their response.

If you missed it, don't worry. It's never too late to call them today at:

515.213.6117 - Michael Heid -  Wells Fargo President of Home Loans.
415.396.7018 - John Stumpf - Wells Fargo CEO.

Or, write on Wells Fargo's Facebook wall that is totally down to "Let's Talk About That": https://www.facebook.com/wellsfargo

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Soly Corona Interviewed during a Protest


source: RTAmerica

A new interview of Soly Corona was recently aired.

0:18 - "I've spent over 40,000 dollars trying to get my home back. That's all we want. It's just to pay our mortgage."

0:35 - "[Evicting families] is what they do. They create blight in communities. It's sad. It's tragic, actually. Then I haven't lived with my daughter since. That's what they do. They break families up. They throw you into the street. They hold your money. They lie to you."

Having committed crimes such as dual tracking, robosigning, and forgery, Bank of America evicted her family during holiday season despite Bank of America's Holiday Moratorium not to foreclose, evict or displace during the holidays. [source 1, 2, 3]

On Dec. 14, 2009, MERS sold her home to Bank of America's BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, formally known as Countrywide Home Loans, for $9 per the LA County Assessor's records after approving her for a loan modification and holding both her payment and her completed application.

On Dec. 14, 2012, Bank of America and the LASD, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evicted her family.

On Dec. 23, 2012, the Corona family together with Occupy Fights Foreclosures reoccupied her family's home.

On Jan. 21, 2013, the LAPD, Los Angeles Police Department evicted Soly's child while Soly was out of town. They had no jurisdiction to evict her family but kept her family out by pressuring with a potential arrest by trespassing her own property.

In the interview below from last December, Steve Whitmore of LASD said they would not displace families during the holidays and they did. Bank of America promoted they would not displace families, and they did.


source: CBS Los Angeles

Occupy Fights Foreclosures support the class law suit against Bank of America's holiday foreclosures by breaching their own pledge, including Soly. Soly Corona will continue to fight Bank of America's fraud that produced one more homeless family and a family-less home. Stop Fraudclosures!

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Casita Sol Corona (Lincoln Heights at 2200 Daly St. Los Angeles, CA 90031) is the home of Corona family, who got wrongfully evicted by Bank of America's illegal practice called dual tracking and broken promise during the BoA's own Holiday Moratorium. 

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RECAP: Interview with Soly Corona fighting BoA's Holiday Foreclosure


by PressTV on Jan 24, 2013

Extract from PressTV: US banks sued over foreclosure plans 

...A class action lawsuit has been filed targeting the Bank of America for evicting homeowners during a holiday moratorium on foreclosures.A class action lawsuit has been filed targeting the Bank of America for evicting homeowners during a holiday moratorium on foreclosures.

Activists say since 2009, Bank of America has promised not to evict families during December. But they say the pledge is just a public relations stunt. The Corona family says they were wrongfully evicted two times during the moratorium...

Exclusive UNCUT interviews as follows: 

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BREAKING NEWS: Two Freed from Foreclosure Fear

Congratulations! A couple of people that we have been helping finally succeeded in avoiding foreclosure. Eugene was offered a loan modification and Rosie got her second mortgage forgiven.

Occupy Fights Foreclosures will continue to fight fraudclosures.

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[Press Release] Occupy Fights Foreclosures Demands U.S. Court House to Stop Violating Limited English Proficiency Homeowner's Civil Rights on Foreclosures Cases

WHO: Occupy Fights Foreclosures, L.E.P. Homeowners, Department of Justice, Judicial Council, Los Angeles Superior Court, Chief Justice of California

WHAT: Occupy Fights Foreclosures demands the California Superior Courts stop violating immigrant’s civil rights (LEP Homeowners), issues letter of complaint to the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, Judicial Council, Chief Justice of California, House of Senate Judiciary Committee

LOS ANGELES- February 28th, 2013- Occupy Fights Foreclosures (OFF), has been working hard to defend the rights of homeowners defrauded by banks. Many of the foreclosure victims we are helping have Limited English Proficiency (LEP), and they are being denied the services of court interpreters in their court hearings. When these homeowners go to court to fight fraudulent foreclosures and evictions by the banks, they are not able to understand the proceedings, let alone defend themselves, and the banks are taking full advantage of this.

The Justice Department has already reached a settlement of $335 million with Countrywide in 2011 for discrimination against minority borrowers. Yet, state courts continue to discriminate against immigrants by denying them court interpreters. The Supreme Court has ruled that failing to take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access for LEP persons is a form of national origin discrimination prohibited by Title VI regulations. According to Title VI regulations, state courts are violating the civil rights of thousands of LEP persons on a daily basis. For LEP homeowners, this violation of their rights may cost them their homes.

The Superior Court of Los Angeles states on its Web site that its mission is to “Equally serve all people and consistently work to identify and remove barriers to access.” Occupy Fights Foreclosures demands the courts to put this into practice. We are sending a letter to Assistant Attorney General Thomas Pérez, requesting that the Department of Justice move immediately to require the California Superior Courts to comply with federal law and provide “universal, free and qualified” court interpreting, as the Department of Justice already instructed them to do on August 16, 2010. OFF is sending a copy of our letter to the California Judicial Council and the presiding judges of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside Counties.

According to homeowner defense attorney Lenore Albert, the bank’s attorneys are routinely posing as Legal Aid representatives who are there to help the homeowner. They tell the homeowner to sign stipulations to judgment, and that after they sign the paperwork, the judge will hear their case. However, after they sign the stipulation, their case is done and they never have an opportunity to say anything to the judge. Ms. Albert observes, “The failure to provide qualified interpreters leads to this prevalent practice."

"LEP Homeowners who have lost their homes and their present cases being violated are in the thousands. The violations are occurring at every level of the judicial foreclosure process, including Unlawful Detainer, Bankruptcy, Civil and Federal Courts", said Carlos Marroquin, homeowner advocate with the Occupy Fights Foreclosure Home Defense movement.

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Letter from Occupy Fights Foreclosures to Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (PDF file: 97 KB)

Letter from U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division to Chief Justice/State Court Administrator on August 16, 2010 (PDF file: 1 MB)

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