DOJ charges hundreds in mortgage rescue scams

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Franklin American Mortgage Co agreed to pay $70 million to settle U.S. Department of Justice charges that the tennessee lender. losses” when the FHA paid insurance claims on.

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"Bankruptcy foreclosure scams" or "mortgage rescue scams" target people whose home mortgages are in trouble. Scam operators advertise over the Internet and in local publications, distribute flyers, or contact people whose homes are listed in the foreclosure notices. Sometimes they direct their appeals to specific religious or ethnic groups.

Protecting Homeowners From Scams. lease-to-own schemes where a scammer claims to sell a house but pockets all the payments. The Oregon DOJ investigates and prosecutes the mortgage rescue fraud prevention act and other mortgage and foreclosure rescue fraud offenses. Violations may incur civil and criminal penalties, including prison.

WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities have charged 1,215 people in hundreds of mortgage. the Justice Department was dealt a setback when two former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers were.

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Records introduced at trial showed each of these defendants personally received hundreds. to justice.” “Mortgage fraud is an incredibly destructive crime that leaves many victims in its wake”, said.

On the day that the Justice Department. mortgage brokers, borrowers, appraisers – who were small cogs in the corrupt mortgage machine. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of.

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