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Bondi to appeal court ruling that shields attorneys from foreclosure fraud investigations

Plagued by accusations that she hasn't done enough to combat foreclosure fraud, Attorney General Pam Bondi's office announced today that she will fight a court decision that prohibits her from going after attorneys.

In April, the state's 4th District Court of Appeals ruled that Bondi does not have the authority to investigate a law firm for alleged fraud under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act because attorneys' work on behalf of lenders did not constitute trade or commerce. The attorney general chose not to appeal.

Two weeks ago, that same court issued a similar opinion in a second case, this time involving the now-defunct Law Offices of David Stern, P.A. Bondi filed a motion today that will allow her to appeal that decision to the state Supreme Court.

In the months between the two rulings, Bondi faced a heap of criticism concerning her office's approach to foreclosure fraud.

She was skewered in July for forcing the resignations of two attorneys leading foreclosure fraud investigations. At the height of the controversy, Bondi agreed to appoint an independent inspector general to look into the matter and two Democratic legislators asked the federal government to open an inquiry.

A few weeks later, assistant attorney general Andrew Spark released a long, critical essay accusing the office of failing to aggressively pursue foreclosure and consumer protection cases, then he quit the next day.

Bondi attributed much of the criticism to politics and disgruntled ex-employees, and said her office has increased the number of staff assigned to investigating foreclosure-related cases compared to former Attorney General Bill McCollum. Her office said today that there are six pending investigations into law firms for potential misconduct in foreclosure cases.

State Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, has been one of Bondi's most vocal critics this year. But she welcomed the news that the attorney general is taking new steps to go after attorneys.

"I think she's seen the light," Sobel said. "It's about time."

To read Bondi's motion, click here.

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dougkinan@yahoo.com

Attorney General Bondi:

I have direct knowledge regarding a law firm that fabricated evidence in the form of a forged signature for use in court litigation to reform a mortgage.

I would like to be a plaintiff witness.

I can be reached at 617-323-6171 or dougkinan@yahoo.com

Matthew Weidner

This is a shameless stunt. The statute says what it says and the Supremes cannot change that...but the AG could go after the process servers, the document mills and the "back end non-law office operations" that were and remain integral parts of the desecration of our entire judicial system. But now the slowly awakening public will be treated to a reminder of an ugly fact...law firms it seems are above the law.....hardly a positive message for The Bar to carry to an increasingly infuriated public.

She is gross

It is always a stunt with that ignoramus. She does nothing for the people of Florida and is only out to help the corrupt people who donate to her campaign.

CLaudio Sol

Pam Bondi I'm sorry I voted for you, never again. Two employees of the atty's general office were fired by you. Ms. June Clarkson was one of them, she was an incredible lawyer who understood what David J. Stern and the Banksters, prentender lenders and Retired Judges from the rocket docket were up to. Man, I am a registed republican and I just can't stand anymore this "Party of NO". I will be voting for a democrat next time. Never mind about our dear governor, Mr. Scott., what is he good for? BIg bussiness only......I am so disgusted.

Carlitosways

I AM LOOKING FOR DOCUMENTS SIGNED BY OR ANY INFORMATION ABOUT:


SCOTT SCHEINER

ALLEDGED ROBOT SIGNER FOR MERS, CITIMORTGAGE AND OTHERS. PLEASE IF YOU HAVE ANY BANK DOC'S SIGNED BY THIS GUY, PLEASE SEND THEM TO ME TO:
CARLOSMAR67@AOL.COM


I HATE PAM BONDI AND THAT CLOWN OF GOVERNOR, SCOTT, WHATEVER HIS FIRST NAME IS............THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT BIG BUSINESSES AND BANKSTERS///////

Glenn Clover

I am glad that Ms. Bondi is going to appeal this order.

Similar to Carlitosways above, I too am seeking information on the following robo-signers:

Malik Basurto, Tina LeRaybaud, Luis Roldan, Bud Kamyabi, and Tom Garcia. Also notaries Shannon Steeg and K. Yaghobi.

If you have any bank documents signed or notarized by any of these names, please send them to me at glennclover@msn.com. I will also share mine with you.

I am glad that Ms. Bondi is going to appeal this order.

karen

Glenn Clover

Im also looking for the same names. my email is ekpena1@gmail.com I have a notory that Im questioning that signed the paperwork. His name is David McCall. Please email me and let me know what you come up with and I will do the same.

amadaluz

On June 2011, Ocwen Bank foreclosure my home...On DEC 2010-between the loan mod documents being lost and sent back time went by ...when I thought we were working on a solution to save my home from foreclosure....Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC sent me over certified mail a notice of default in Jan 2011, before the 90 days grace period we have in the sate of California. we thought...but then after investigating why I had bad-negative credit report I found out that all these fake BANK loans that the Loan Officer -escrow. title co. and Broker did and collected are under my name and they did this evil deed in 9/2004!
Ocwen Bank+ocwen loan servicing LLC.--DTS Communication in San Diego, CA and Ocwen Technology Exchange Address: 1144 The Pointe Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33409Tel: 561 615 9326Website (760) 930-4584 - none providedEmail|Directions and also in 5050 Avnd Encns 200, Carlsbad, CA 92008 in a letter told me that they bought my loan since 9/2004from Argent!
Since 2004 Ocwen Bank and Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC had my home loan and I thought Wells Frago was my Bank! Since 2004 Ocwen Bank did this to us... and NOW MY HOME LOAN IS TOXIC because “SOMEONE” manufactured false financial information with the intent to cause a TORT and made 4 forged and false "full reconveyance"..2 from Chase Bank , 1 from Wells Fargo and the other 1 from Flagstar Bank-Joan H Anderson-Robosigner) connected to edgar_online.com selling securities at the SEC and they took more than
2 million dollars ! using my name! my home !my address and my property.! my life!...all these fraudulent loans are recorder under my name! They stole all these money $1,304,015.39 ! + $ 975204.66! and now I am the one losing my home for loans that I never took?...I don’t think so! Jill Pfiefer and Elite escrow in San Diego along with Argent-Ocwen Bank –wells Fargo-Flagstar Bank and many more! Robo signer Renne L Hensely from Ocwen is another one making horrible phone calls of intimidation along with Marcos Momin from Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC...we homeowners are not happy with this deception at all! I called Mrs. Brown from the CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE in Los Angeles, Ca and she said that there’s nothing they can do?...and why not?...no answer
we bought this home at the price of $265,000.00 in the 2000’s...how it went up to the millions now I know why and for what reason..Jill Pfieffer is ONE million dollar richer along with Ocwen and Scott Anderson from Ocwen Loan servicing! How Pathetic people they are!

The corruption is so big here in Chula Vista, Ca! Ocwen is taking 400 home a day! Using robosigner and forging instruments of Real Estate... just go and visit your county records office. they record all sore of documents inside that building including the FALSE BANK LOANS! Stop committing FORGERY !
Ocwen has so many companies how can the CA AG control Ocwen?..Ocwen already received million from government
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