Pay attention all!
Originally posted LAST MARCH!
We have been sitting on this information for some time now due to ongoing investigations but since the cat is out of the bag here we go…
Over at Matt Weidner’s Blog
He reports on the transcript and motion from a hearing held in a Volusia County Courtroom from Ice Legal.
Bombshell- Substantiated Allegations of Foreclosure/Affidavit Fraud That Implicates the Florida Attorney General’s Office
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the attorneys at Ice Legal may be the most aggressive and hard charging Foreclosure Fraud Fighters in Florida. When this whole system comes crashing down and when judges and the Florida Supreme Court put an end to the systemic abuses of the court process being perpetrated by the foreclosure mills, the attorneys at Ice Legal will rightly take their fair share of the credit.
Attached here is a must read Motion along with a copy of a transcript from a hearing held in a Volusia County Courtroom. The Motion lays out a very disturbing set of allegations…
This is a foreclosure action filed by WELLS FARGO BANK, NA (the “BANK”). The BANK is represented by Florida Default Law Group, P.L. (“FDLG”). On behalf of the BANK in this case, and on behalf of other clients in other cases, FDLG filed affidavits to establish that the attorneys’ fees it was allegedly paid were reasonable. The affidavits purport to have been executed by Lisa Cullaro, the appointed expert on attorneys’ fees. The notary who allegedly administered the expert’s oath and vouched for her signature was Erin Cullaro, a former employee of FDLG and now an Assistant Attorney General in the Economic Crimes Division of the Office of the Attorney General.
Economic Crimes Division. The same Economic Crimes Division that investigates firms like the FDLG?
What is it that William Black said?
“The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One“
Well How about this…
“The best way to stop a criminal investigation is to become one of the investigators“
Not only was Erin just a former employee, it looks like she was one of the lead counsel for Michael Echeverria, the owner of FDLG (Florida Default Law Group)
I also archived it here…
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The public records request also revealed that Ms. Cullaro completed a “Request for Approval of Dual Employment” (From the Florida Attorney General’s Office) in which she certified that her secondary job notarizing documents “does not create a conflict of interest (as specified in Chapter 112, Part III, Florida Statutes) nor the appearance of impropriety…” Ms. Cullaro’s dual employment was limited to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Defendants proffer that they will show affidavits executed on days other than those approved by the Office of the Attorney General and that travel records suggest that Ms. Cullaro would have not been present in Florida on the date and time that an affidavit was notarized.
Here are the signatures to compare…
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Focusing just on Erin Cullaro, the sampling of her alleged signatures below, demonstrate remarkable differences. And while, she proffers that she has abbreviated her signature over the years, the sampling reveals that more than one “abbreviated” signature has appeared over her signature line.
Indeed, if the signatures are fraudulent, proof of the intent to defraud may well hinge on the fact that these signatures were on documents used as summary judgment evidence in a court of law.
In any event, not all the signatures in Defendants’ collection are from affidavits. Obviously, Defendants should be permitted to inquire as to the obvious differences in signatures purporting to be that of the witnesses, regardless of where those signatures were made.
So the allegations made in this Motion are that Affidavits are being submitted in courtrooms across the state and Ice Legal questions the veracity of those affidavits.
- They have compared the alleged signatures and do not believe the signatures were made by the person allegedly signing.
- They have compared dates and determined that the Affiant or Signer was not in the state on the date of the alleged signing.
- An attorney who works in the Office of the Florida Attorney General is executing documents that are being used to take homeowner’s homes from them.
- Allegations of foreclosure fraud permeate the entire foreclosure case file in the form of other questionable documents, affidavits and assignments.
Why isn’t the Florida Attorney General’s Office doing more to protect citizens from foreclosure fraud and foreclosure rescue fraud?
And now the bombshell….Florida Default Law is fighting like bloody hell not to have these depositions taken….they’re filing Motion after Motion and have made it quite clear that they have no intention of ever letting these witnesses be sat for deposition.
What does it say about how deep this rabbit hole goes when attorneys are refusing to answer any questions relating to evidence they created and have filed in courtrooms across the state?
What does it say when attorneys are ignoring court orders to have their depositions taken after a judge has heard their objections and found them without merit?
What does it say about how many layers their are on this stinking onion when the Florida Attorney General’s Office is implicated in allegations of fraud on the Courts of this state?
You cant make this stuff up folks. This is better than a Steven King Novel!
IT IS TIME FOR A STATE WIDE INJUNCTION ON ALL FORECLOSURES UNTIL ALL OF THE FRAUDS THAT HAVE BEEN REPORTED ON THIS BLOG ARE STOPPED AND THE PARTIES THAT HAVE PERPETRATED THEM ARE PROSECUTED!!!
What more PROOF do you want?
LINK – Full Deposition of Jeffrey Stephan – GMAC’s Assignment / Affidavit Slave – 10,000 Documents a Month
This is so blatant and outrageous that if The Federal Government’s Law Enforcement agencies (e.g. The FBI, et.al.) do not immediately bring federal charges against all involved in this massive Ponzi scheme they must be deemed intentionally complicit.
To be continued much more to come…
UPDATE: March 28 2010
LINK – Erin Collins Cullaro – Assistant Attorney General? Florida Default Law Group Attorney? OR The Presiding Judge that Forecloses on Your Home?
13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2009
The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce the following candidates will be interviewed for appointment to the currently vacant position of county court judge in and for Hillsborough County:
Robert A. Bauman
Patrick Bowler Courtney
Erin Collins Cullaro
LINK – Guess the Money is too Good to Pass Up – Introducing the Cullaros New Replacement – Expert Witness for Reasonable Attorneys Fees for FDLG Florida Default Law Group
FOR THE LATEST CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT ABC WORLD NEWS
Click through to view and play the video
Now for the point of this post...
Now they are trying to change the rules!
LINK - Action Alert – Please tell President Obama NOT to sign the Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act
Action Alert – Please tell President Obama NOT to sign the Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act
On Monday, September 27, 2010, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), on the Senate floor, asked that the Judiciary Committee be discharged from further consideration of a bill that would hurt consumers. H.R. 3808 requires federal and state courts to recognize notarized documents from other states, including ones that contain electronic notarizations that are not subject to the same consumer safeguards of documents notarized in person. Some financial institutions are using electronic notarizations to process home foreclosure documents.
Sen. Casey asked that the Senate move forward with immediate consideration of the bill with unanimous consent that the bill pass with no other action or debate. The Senate passed the bill without amendment by unanimous consent. It now sits on the President’s desk. I’m asking you to email or call the President at 202-456-1111 to ask him not to sign the bill.
H.R. 3808 is known as the “Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act.” It passed the House under a suspension of the rules in April 2010. It requires federal and state courts to recognize any notarization that is lawful in the state where the notary is licensed. Now, in one day, it passed in the Senate.
When I learned of it last Thursday, it sounded innocuous to me, but then I started looking at the timing of the bill. GMAC, owned by Ally, had just suspended its foreclosure actions in 23 states, including Ohio. I had already referred Chase Home Finance, LLC, on August 23, 2010, to the U.S. Department of Justice, asking it to review and investigate Chase’s document notarization practices in home foreclosures (18,000 documents per month were being notarized by 8 people, along with other irregularities). I license notaries in the State of Ohio. Even though I don’t have the power under state law to investigate or prosecute, I couldn’t stand idly by without acting. That’s why I’m asking you to email or call the President at 202-456-1111 to ask him not to sign the bill.
Last Wednesday, the day before I announced the DOJ referral, JPMorgan Chase announced it was having third party counsel review its document procedures for foreclosures. Just two days before, the U.S. Senate had rushed through H.R. 3808. Something didn’t seem right. Since then others agree with me.
Notarizing a document requires the signer to make a fundamental statement, an acknowledgment, before a notary public. It is used for documents of great sensitivity or value, like when the title of a car is transferred on its sale or when a bank tells a court how much is owed on a note for a mortgage when it wants to foreclose.
Some states have adopted “electronic notarization” laws that ignore the requirement of a signer’s personal appearance before a notary. A notary’s signature is that of a trusted, impartial third party, whose notarization bolsters the integrity of the document. Many of these policies for electronic notarization are driven by technology rather than by principle, and they are dangerous to consumers.
President Obama was presented with HR. 3808 on Thursday, September 30, 2010. As of today, he has not signed the bill. Please join me in urging him not to sign the bill by sending an email or calling the White House at 202-456-1111.
Mortgages are now being used as backing for securities traded all over the world by financial institutions. When a mortgage goes into default, a “chain of title” (list of its owners) must be created. It’s being discovered that many financial institutions have taken shortcuts in creating lawful chains of title that allow them to foreclose and take homes when they would not otherwise have the right under the law.
Banks demand we follow every letter of their contracts We must demand they follow the law. It’s that simple. Please join me in urging President Obama not to sign the bill by sending an email or calling 202-456-1111.
Thanks for working together,
Ohio Secretary of State