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Category: Foreclosure Fraud

Beyond Florida Real Estate: Are Bankers the New Mobsters?

Wall Street corruption blurs the lines between good guys and bad guys as this week’s headlines bubble to the top. Unbelievably guilty in the court of public opinion. Now ultimately guilty in a court of law. The conviction of Galleon hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam on all 14 counts of conspiracy and securities fraud is a prime example of rampant […]

Who gets the Golden Ticket? Charlie or the Banks?

Financial Times Headline: Caution urged on US bank foreclosure fines Who gets the golden ticket? We all remember the deserving Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of the eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka. In the end, Charlie gets the Chocolate Factory and the golden ticket. This week’s Financial Times writer Tom Braithwaite reported a story: Caution urged on US bank foreclosure […]

“Welfare for the Rich” – Matt Taibbi Exposes Disgusting Practices at the Federal Reserve

The question of the decade: Why isn’t Wall Street in jail? In a typical jaw-dropping article for Rolling Stone Magazine The Real Housewives of Wall Street, Matt Taibbi reveals the shocking practices of the Federal Reserve during the Great Recession. With the nation staggering, the Federal Reserve took it upon itself to lend trillions of dollars at nearly zero percent […]

Poor Wall Street: Everyone Is Picking On Them

Who would ever have thought that the most respected names on Wall Street would cheat the house by playing with a marked deck? Dear Wall Street: We’re not in Vegas anymore! The Sin City “players” of Wall Street might be trading in the fancy hotel rooms for prison cells. The SEC is now following the Federal Reserve and the Senate […]

Budgetary Hardball Almost Forces Court Closures: Courts’ Reliance On Foreclosure Fees Exposed

The Florida Court system, including judges, nearly faced mandatory furloughs and unpaid vacations due to an emergency shortfall in its budget. Court employees faced up to 30 days of unpaid vacation through the end of May. The reason for the short fall was the precipitous drop in foreclosure filings, which generated the fees the courts relied upon for the majority […]

The Stunning Hypocrisy In Foreclosures: Scott Pelley Interviews Robo-Signers

In an eye-opening piece by 60 Minutes this week, Scott Pelley managed to actually interview robo-signers who had forged documents that allowed banks to foreclose on thousands of homes illegally. As we have discussed over the past few years, these document mills re-created the necessary documents that banks were too lazy to keep track of in the heyday of the […]

Oppenheim Law Weekly Winners and Losers: Pending Home Sales, Mortgage Fraud, Job Markets and Subprime Bonds

Reporting on the winning and losing headlines, South Florida Law Blog brings you the break down and what this means to the Florida homeowner. While South Florida is #1 for mortgage fraud and foreclosure settlement talks between banks and the Obama administration appear futile at best, this week’s new was not all doom and gloom. Check out Oppenheim Law and Weston […]

Elm Street or Main Street: Roy Oppenheim on Foreclosure Nightmare on Main Street

Foreclosures are back… just like Freddy Krueger. Just like in the horror films when things start to calm down and get back to normal… out pops Freddy Krueger again to scare the living daylights out of you. Well, that seems to be the case here in Florida as it relates to real estate and foreclosures. The news this past week […]