California’s Attorney General Increasingly Active On Mortgage Fraud

You’re getting a lot of attempts at committing mortgage fraud these days because the stakes are huge and the odds of getting caught are small.

The odds of getting caught are not low because of lack of attention from California’s Attorney General, who’s made prosecuting mortgage fraud a crusade.

CNN reports: The California attorney general is suing “a ring” of lawyers for allegedly defrauding at least 2,500 homeowners out of millions of dollars, a scam that was supposed to provide relief on their troubled mortgages, she said Thursday.
The civil suit filed by the state’s top attorney names three law firms, three other lawyers and 14 other defendants. They are accused of sending 2 million deceptive pieces of mail in California and at least 17 other states and using misleading advertising and telemarketing practices to entice desperate homeowners to believe that they could sue mortgage lenders and stop foreclosures, Attorney General Kamala Harris said.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
This entry was posted in mortgage, Politics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.