FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHO: Victims of Siringoringo Law Firm fraud, Occupy Fights Foreclosures
WHAT: Press Conference to demand help for homeowners who have been defrauded by Siringoringo Law Firm.
WHERE: 300 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 (in front of AG Kamala Harris' office)
WHEN: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.
OCCUPY FIGHTS FORECLOSURES is taking a stand to defend homeowners from being victimized once again and calling upon the State Attorney General and State Bar to place a moratorium on foreclosures for those victimized by Siringoringo Law Firm.
LOS ANGELES – August 7th, 2013—, Occupy Fights Foreclosures (OFF) and defrauded homeowners call on AG Kamala Harris to conduct criminal investigation and prosecution of Siringoringo Law Firm. The AG's office must declare an immediate moratorium on all foreclosures of families defrauded by Sringoringo. OFF will be making an announcement of where and how Siringoringo victims can receive free legal help and compensation through the Client Security Fund program.
Occupy Fights Foreclosures is calling on the State Bar of California to meet the following demands:
- To provide information to the general public on how to identify malpractice by fraudulent attorneys.
- To step in and provide information and resources to the victims of attorney malpractice.
- To make available immediate resources including: referrals to pro-bono attorneys and forms to apply for The Client Security Fund.
- Eliminate all the “red-tape” and make funds available to all who have suffered irreparable damages.
- To hold members of the State Bar of California accountable for ignoring the complaints of consumers regarding fraudulent attorneys.
Occupy Fights Foreclosures would like to invite you this July 13th to rally and raise awareness on the recent revelations by former Bank of America employees who were told by Bank of America to lie and push homeowners into illegal foreclosure. Upon pushing homeowners into foreclosure, Bank of America would employees a gift card or a $500 bonus for their job "well done".
BREAKING NEWS: MEDIA ADVISORY
WHO: Occupy Fights Foreclosures
WHAT: Stage four cancer patient and family evicted, after no notice, in violation of a court order, by Orange County Sheriffs. Sheriffs had earlier promised family they would take no action and refer case to the DA after family's attorney showed them the evidence of fabricated mortgage documents
WHERE: 10675 S Orange Park Blvd, Orange, CA
WHEN: IMMEDIATELY June 25, 2013
ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFFS EVICT FAMILY OF STAGE FOUR CANCER PATIENT WITHOUT NOTICE AND IN VIOLATION OF A COURT ORDER -- LOCKOUT PROVIDES COVER FOR ATTORNEY TO ENTER HOUSE AND STEAL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS
Family has to re-home 6 pigmy goats.
Family was not allowed to get cancer medicines or medical documents related to chemo therapy.
Sheriffs had earlier promised the family they would take no action after seeing admissions in court of forging notes and bid-rigging and would refer case to the DA
ORANGE COUNTY, June 25, 2013— Orange County Sheriffs today evicted — without notice — the family of a stage four cancer patient with 6 pigmy goats in unincorporated Orange County near Orange, in violation of a court order.
Days earlier, the same sheriff who was carrying out the eviction, L De Ande, had promised the family no action would be taken, had acknowledged that the entire foreclosure was based on forgery, and had promised to investigate and refer the case to the DA.
The OC Sheriff's Special Investigations Unit, when contacted, confirmed that no eviction should have taken place because their investigation was not complete.
The lockout gave cover for the attorney for the foreclosing entity, Jennifer Needs — who created the assignment on the deed of trust and created the LLC that foreclosed on the house — to enter the house and remove boxes of original documents that the family were not able to store because the sheriffs gave no notice.
The family, Norman and Helen Koshak, has been hit with two major illnesses in the past few years — Norman is recovering from a brain tumor and Helen, owner of a knitting business who grew up on a farm in Michigan, is fighting stage four breast cancer. Because they are vulnerable with medical debt, the family was targeted by predatory "hard-money" lenders who pretended to give them a loan, then forged notes and broke property transfer laws to steal the property.
The family's attorney, Lenore Albert, has evidence that the entity that foreclosed on the property has no ties to the property, paid the auctioneer to rig bids, forged the note and was told how to forge balloon payment documents by PLM Lender Services, one of the largest loan servicing companies.
Contact: Lenore Albert, atty for family 714-414-7029
Carlos Marroquin 323-592-4663
Institutional mortgage juggling leads to disabled Altadena woman’s eviction
Originally posted on Pasadena Weekley on June 5th, 2013
In spring 2003, Harolyn Rhue, then employed as an administrative assistant at Bank of America, was ready to sell her condo in Altadena. A rambling three-bedroom ranch-style home near the foothills was offered in a probate sale so Rhue made a $100,000 down payment and, though troubled by its terms, took a World Savings mortgage arranged by her broker for the balance.
But last week, around her tenth anniversary there and after several years of seeking loan modifications from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage — which absorbed World Savings’ assets when it acquired Wachovia Bank in 2008 — Rhue was kicked out of her home.
Harolyn rhue was wrongfully evicted on May 30, 2013 from her home by the Los Angeles Sheriffs Dept. They violated Harolyn’s bankrupcty stay and kicked this disable homeowner out to the streets.
Open Letter To California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Two Year Anniversary of Her Mortgage Fraud Strike Force
Dear Attorney General Kamala Harris,
Your state's homeowners, who know first-hand the vast injustice of the mortgage / foreclosure crisis, are here today, the two-year anniversary of your Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, to demand that the Strike Force live up to its name and prosecute and bring to trial the big banks for their mortgage crimes.
Your office took close to $90 million of the $18 billion that came to CA from the 49-state mortgage settlement—five times the minuscule $18.4 million that reportedly went to homeowners. Yet we see zero important prosecutions of bankers at the helm of creating this crisis of mortgage fraud—a crisis of fraud you yourself said is directly linked to our state's budget woes. We do not understand why the crimes behind the tanking of our entire state's economy, the consequences of which have devastated entire neighborhoods and created extreme hardship for millions of Californians, are not important enough to prosecute and bring to trial.
You have just brought suit against JPMorgan Chase for fraudulent and unlawful debt-collection practices against credit card borrowers But you know as we know this is a tiny tip of the iceberg. Chase and other big banks do identical unlawful debt-collection practices when collecting on the debt of a mortgage / deed of trust by foreclosing. Robosigning is at the heart of the credit card suit. Robosigning of fraudulent documents is at the heart of virtually all foreclosure cases in all courts.
Foreclosure mills have recreated deeds and mortgage documents out of thin air and used them to steal people's homes. The San Francisco Assessor Recorder's audit proved that 99% of foreclosures had questionable documents and 84% had clear violations of law. You have a letter from Los Angeles County Recorder Dean Logan saying he believes the illegal activities described in that audit are systemic and common throughout California, including Los Angeles County. That letter was delivered to you March 9, 2012, over a year ago. You received on your desk last month 18 cases from Home Owners for Justice of criminal acts committed by Recontrust Company of forged, altered and fraudulent documents proven to have been recorded into county records in violation of the Homeowners Bill of Rights. Where are the indictments?
Whatever your reasons are that no prosecutions have gone forward against the big banks for mortgage fraud, we are here today to say that those reasons are not good enough. Credit card debt-collection fraud did not tank our state's economy. We call on you to within six months bring identical prosecutions against the big banks for the identical practices in mortgage and foreclosure crimes as you are prosecuting for credit card crimes. We demand you prosecute the foreclosure mills and third party debt collectors who are doing much of the dirty work for the banks.
We also expect you to issue a public call to judges to regard allegations of robosigning as a serious cause of action. We have seen judges repeatedly dismiss or ignore these egregious crimes in court. As chief law enforcement officer in the state, we insist you communicate that this dismissive bias ends today.
Investigations have also shown that the $18 billion settlement did not go into principle reductions or compensation for damages, as you have claimed. It was a bait and switch—the funds have been siphoned into CA's general fund to blunt the hemorrhaging budget. We call on you to publicly address this giant misappropriation of funds.
Finally, we are here to point out the obvious. As Senator Elizabeth Warren said, when banks can break the law and take in billions and billions of profits, then turn around and settle using tiny sums of money out of those profits, they don't have much incentive to follow the law. Trials give us days and days of testimony when bank employees are grilled to find out exactly what they've been up to. That information needs to be public record. The Homeowners Bill of Rights is not enough. We ask you what Sen Warren asked regulators: how tough are you?"
Homeowners of California
Occupy Fights Foreclosures