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Tag: Foreclosure Fraud

Foreclosure Scams Rampant in Florida

Wed May 15, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Written By Aaron Kase, Lawyers.com, May 1, 2013 and republished in The South Florida Law Blog. A Florida man was recently sentenced to 26 years in prison for foreclosure and short sale fraud. John Lebron, 33, was convicted last week of setting up a complex scheme to buy and sell foreclosed houses, make money on each part of the deal, […]

Simply Disgraceful: Lawyers Lie To The Courts

Fri Aug 12, 2011 by on Florida Law News

What do disgraceful lawyers and Pinocchio have in common? In the 1940 Disney animated version of the old Italian fable, a fairy tells Pinocchio that if he wants to become a real boy of flesh and blood he must prove himself to be brave, truthful and unselfish and able to tell right from wrong by listening to his conscience. Pinocchio […]

REMICS – The New Vehicle for Banks to Defraud Taxpayers

Thu May 5, 2011 by on Florida Law News

As Florida real estate slowly pulls itself out of the foreclosure fraud files; there is finally a government agency standing up to the bully of banks! The IRS. Last week, Reuters News Service published an exclusive article exposing yet another way the banks have been defrauding taxpayers. This time it wasn’t directly through improper lending practices, robo-signing or bad assignments […]

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 […]

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 […]

Week in Review: Foreclosure Headlines by Oppenheim Law

If the first two weeks of 2011 are any indication, we’re in for a roller coaster year for the real estate economy. From unleashing the Foreclosure Fraud Files to the Ibanez decision that banks had wrongly foreclosed on two homes, the foreclosure defense climate changed hourly. Oppenheim Law is along for the ride, contributing to both local and national foreclosure […]

Tune in or Come by Tonight! The Future of Foreclosures Workshop

By Roy Oppenheim We’re just half way through the first month of 2011 and foreclosure fraud continues to make headline news. Tonight Oppenheim Law will be in Boca Raton hosting our monthly foreclosure defense workshop “The Future of Foreclosures”. Will this be the year of the short sale? How will the Feds help (or not help)? What is the best […]

Then and Now: Florida Judge Says: Shut up and mind your own business!

If we digress for one moment and go back to the end of 2007 or the beginning of 2008 here is the story I will share with you all. I was attending a hearing on behalf of one of our earlier foreclosure clients in the area of foreclosure defense before a prominent Broward County Circuit judge. I witnessed the judge […]