Mortgage Fraud Whistleblower Gets Fees Tied to $15 Million Deal

A False Claims Act whistleblower will receive $152,327 in attorneys’ fees and costs for her role in bringing about a $15 million settlement between the federal government and Guaranteed Rate Inc. for alleged misconduct under federal mortgage loan programs, a New York federal court said Wednesday.

This recovery for Anthonitte Carranza, who received $2.4 million under the… Read more

     
 

Foreclosure NEWS Daily Update ⋅ February 11, 2021

 
     
 

US Foreclosure Activity In January 2021 Continues To Hit All-Time Lows

PRNewswire

U.S. Foreclosure Activity In January 2021 Continues To Hit All-Time Lows. Completed Foreclosures (REOs) Decrease 86 Percent From Last Year; …

     
 
 

Lakewood’s Belmar shopping center facing foreclosure; city points to challenges of COVID-19

The Denver Post

The Belmar shopping center, one of Lakewood’s most prominent retail developments, is in foreclosure, Jefferson County documents show.

     
 
 

FHFA Extends Foreclosure and REO Eviction Moratoriums

RisMedia.com

The foreclosure moratorium applies to enterprise-backed, single-family mortgages only. The REO eviction moratorium applies to properties that have …

     
 
 

Jackson City Council will put $120000 toward preventing home foreclosures

WSYM-TV

JACKSON, Mich. — The city of Jackson will be directing federal money toward low-income homeowners on the verge of losing their homes.

 
 

Pacific Links files Ch. 11, foreclosures filed on Makaha properties

Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

A 1st Circuit Court judge in November granted the foreclosure and appointed a commissioner to sell the property. The commissioner then recused …

 
 

Kennedy: Banks, communities need to collaborate on zombie property upkeep

The Daily Gazette

Behind the lawsuit is the Zombie Property and Foreclosure Prevention Act of … clerk Michael Kearns to help communities facing zombie foreclosures.

     
 
 
   

Lakewood’s Belmar shopping complex undergoing foreclosure

9News.com KUSA

Lakewood’s Belmar shopping complex undergoing foreclosure. This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). Records from the Jefferson …

     
 
 

Homes in Foreclosure Are Getting More Expensive. Here’s How You Can Still Find a Great Deal

MONEY

Thinking of flipping houses? Not too long ago, foreclosures would have been your go-to. In fact, at the start of 2015, the average foreclosed property sold …

     
 
 

This NJ Order Just Made It Easier to Evict, Foreclose on Commercial Properties

Law.com

In the foreclosure notice, the judiciary said courts will resume post-trial activity, including issuing writs of possession, for commercial foreclosures starting …

 
 
   

Mayor’s Office Announces Rental Assistance Program

City of New Orleans

What about landlords who are in danger of foreclosure? Landlords who have missed a payment or are concerned about foreclosure should …

     
 
 

Q&A: BK Global’s Brad Geisen

DSNews.com

Brad Geisen is a 30-year veteran of the default real estate industry, having created or operated websites such as Foreclosure.com, HomePath.com, …

     
 
 

DekaBank Forecloses on Shuttered NY Marriott East Side Hotel

Commercial Observer

The foreclosure proceedings against the special purpose vehicle are necessary to realize the outstanding claim.” Deka Immobilien and Ashkenazy …

 
 

Arbitrator: Nate Paul defrauded Mitte Foundation

Austin Business Journal

But it has recently been engaged in multiple foreclosure battles and lawsuits, raising questions about the future of the real estate empire. A controversy …

 
 

New Orleans mayor announces rental assistance program expansion

WDSU New Orleans

Landlords who have missed a payment or are concerned about foreclosure should immediately contact free, HUD certified housing counseling by …

     
 
 

Staybridge Suites on Kaliste Saloom Road sold for $5 million

The Advocate

The Staybridge Suites hotel, which went into foreclosure before being sold at auction two years ago, has been sold again to an Iowa hotelier for $5 …

 
 

CoreLogic: Since August, ‘Consistent Decline’ in Loans 90+ Days Past Due

Mortgageorb

Foreclosure Inventory Rate (the share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process): 0.3%, down from 0.4% in November 2019. Transition …

 
 

ABA Joins Housing, Civil Rights Groups Calling for Homeowner Aid

ABA Banking Journal

… insurance payments, homeowner association dues and other support to prevent the loss of home equity, mortgage delinquency, default, foreclosure, …

     
 
 

Update on USDA activities to contain the COVID-19 pandemic

The Batavian

Jan. 27: USDA Temporarily Suspends Debt Collections, Foreclosures and Other Activities on Farm Loans for Several Thousand Distressed Borrowers …

     
 
 

NJ Tax Court Says Push To Toss Tax Appeal Wasn’t Frivolous

Law360

Whether a foreclosed defendant continued to have an interest as an aggrieved taxpayer hadn’t been settled by the court before, the tax court said.

 
 

Commercial evictions up in air as current ban winds down

The Real Deal

New York’s moratorium on commercial evictions and foreclosures expires in 12 days, and a bill to replace it may have hit a roadblock. The current ban …

     
 
 

National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

The Batavian

27: USDA Temporarily Suspends Debt Collections, Foreclosures and Other Activities on Farm Loans for Several Thousand Distressed Borrowers Due …

     
 
 

Fannie and Freddie Extending Key COVID-19 Safeguards

Mortgageorb

Additionally, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are extending the moratoriums on single-family foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) evictions until …

 
 

Doraville partners with charity to provide housing, utility relief during pandemic

Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Hopefully this assistance will ensure some of our most vulnerable families will avoid foreclosure or eviction this winter.” ExploreCharity opens …

     
 
 

Stay of eviction

The River Reporter

A law known as the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act (CEEFPA) was passed by the state legislature on December 28, …

     
 
 

The fastest way to sell your home

Toronto.com

Avoiding power of sale or foreclosure: If there’s an imminent threat of power of sale or foreclosure on your property, selling your property quickly may …

     
 
 

CFPB makes it clear: fair servicing is back, for real this time

HousingWire

Hopefully a foreclosure tsunami like the one that hit during the last financial crisis can be avoided, but a backlog will surface given that foreclosures …

     
 
 

Activist in Lansing faces disciplinary action after posting police chief’s cell phone number on …

WLNS

Jackson city council approves additional money for its Foreclosure Prevention Program. Video. City Rescue Mission of Lansing’s new chapter and …

     
 
 

Drugstore chains are rushing to add staff to prepare to administer more vaccinations, reports The …

WealthManagement.com

“Last week, Simon relinquished its ownership of an Atlanta mall in a foreclosure auction that saw no bids. In November, the REIT ceded control of at …

     
 
 

Megan O’Matz Joins ProPublica’s Midwest Newsroom

ProPublica

… demonstrated how banks were the newest slumlords during the state’s foreclosure crisis, and revealed how undercover police in one South Florida …

     
 
 

Liberty Parent Posts Strong Results, Cites Reverse as Key to Portfolio Diversity

Reverse Mortgage Daily

“Our special servicing expertise and track record of creating non-foreclosure outcomes for consumers positions us to support the roughly 1.8 million …

 
 

Wells Fargo Bank, NA — Moody’s affirms Wells Fargo Bank, NA’s SQ assessments

Yahoo Finance

We view WFHM’s foreclosure and REO timeline management as above average. The company completes an independent second level review of all …

     
 
 

Home falls into neglect after Villager dies at age of 101

Villages-News

Community Standards said that public records do not indicate the property is in foreclosure. The property tax bill for the property is mailed to a home in …

     
 
 

FPA Members Increased One-on-One Pro Bono Engagements by 7% in 2020

CPAPracticeAdvisor.com

… and deliver virtual presentations to help underserved individuals and families facing eviction or foreclosure connect with pro bono financial planners …

 
 

The Ex-Girlfriend, the Pickup Truck, and the Security Clearance – DOHA Dose

ClearanceJobs

The home was in the process of foreclosure, and the lender said it was too late to stop that process. Both charged off debts totaled more than $150,000 …

 
 

‘You Are Either A Patriot Or A Traitor,’ Rep. Pressley Says

wgbh.org

“This is why I’ve been pushing for rent and mortgage cancellation, for eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, for the cancelling of student debt, but …

     
 
 

NYC’s Small Landlords of Color Among Those Battling for Survival Amid Rent Moratorium

BKLYNER

He isn’t paying his mortgage on the Brooklyn building and says he expects to be foreclosed on when his bank eventually moves to collect what it is …

     
 
 

Plans for Eight-Unit Apartment Building Gets Approval to Move Ahead

TAPinto.net

Hehl said the building became dilapidated and was acquired by way of a foreclosure sale. The new owners previously acquired the adjacent site, …

     
 
 

CJ-20-2170/PHILPOTT

Tulsa World

to satisfy a judgment and decree of mortgage foreclosure in favor of said Plaintiff and against Donald Philpott, et al., filed in said Court on the 12th day …

 
 

Mansion Global Daily: A Formerly Nine-Digit Home Sells at Auction, Prices Plummet in Toronto’s …

Mansion Global

… 2.3 million renters and 1.2 million mortgagors fear they are at risk of eviction, foreclosure or would be forced to move in the next 30 days. The bleak …

     
 
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FHFA extends foreclosure moratorium, increases forbearance and deferral timelines | Buckley LLP …

Buckley LLP

On February 9, the FHFA announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (GSEs) will extend their moratorium on single-family foreclosures and real …

     
 
 

foreclosures jackson, tn

Fair Do’s

Search our Foreclosed Homes for Sale in Jackson updated daily. Please try again. Find foreclosures and foreclosed homes in Jackson, TN.

     
 
 

Viewing a thread – Property foreclosure ? – AgTalk Home

AgTalk – AgTalk Home

The foreclosure house I bought last year had been listed on Zillow for like 2 years as a pre foreclosure while the previous owners still lived in it.

     
 
 

FHFA Extends Forbearance, Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoriums – Hernando REALTORS®

Hernando County Association of REALTORS®

At-risk homeowners can now postpone mortgage payments (via forbearance) for 15 months. Foreclosure and REO-related eviction bans run until …

     
 
 

Viewing a thread – Property foreclosure ? – AgTalk Home

AgTalk – AgTalk Home

Subject: RE: Property foreclosure ? No. Property foreclosure ? – TD15.

     
 
 

Viewing a thread – Property foreclosure ? – AgTalk Home

AgTalk – AgTalk Home

Subject: RE: Property foreclosure ? No doubt it is a distressed property but it is still the property owners I assume until it goes through the court process.

 
 

Viewing a thread – Property foreclosure ? – AgTalk Home

AgTalk – AgTalk Home

Subject: RE: Property foreclosure ? Zillow was where it was listed but I see it was taken off for now.

     
 
 

Viewing a thread – Property foreclosure ? – AgTalk Home

AgTalk – AgTalk Home

Posted 2/10/2021 11:43. Subject: RE: Property foreclosure ? Lookin on Zillow there are many properties that are listed as pre foreclosure …

     
 
 

Immediate steps to take if a foreclosure notice arrives | Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, PA

On behalf of Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A.

Opening one’s mailbox to find a legal notice from a lender can be a distressing experience. If a Florida homeowner receives a foreclosure notice in the …

     
 
 

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Free website for foreclosed homes is in abundance over the internet. Incredible Savings on Connecticut Bank Foreclosures. Foreclosed homes from …

     
 
 

Viewing a thread – Property foreclosure ? – AgTalk Home

AgTalk – AgTalk Home

Subject: Property foreclosure ? Is it legal or ethical for a bank to list a property for sale before they have legal possession or exhausted all solutions with …

     
 
 

Viewing a thread – Property foreclosure ? – AgTalk Home

AgTalk – AgTalk Home

Subject: RE: Property foreclosure ? flyboytoo – 2/10/2021 09:58. Probably not!! But it is a pressure tactic they are probably …

     
 
 

Foreclosure – Search | WashingtonLawHelp.org | Helpful information about the law in Washington.

WashingtonLawHelp.org

Free legal information and self-help materials that provide information about non criminal legal problems affecting low-income people in Washington …

     
 
 

Viewing a thread – Property foreclosure ? – AgTalk Home

AgTalk – AgTalk Home

Subject: RE: Property foreclosure ? Probably not!! But it is a pressure tactic they are probably using anyway …

     
 
 

Real Estate Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop Training Course Presented on 4/19/2021 by …

866seminars.com

Learn Best Practices to Handle Foreclosures Confidently. If owning a home is the American dream, then losing it through foreclosure is the American …

     
 
 

foreclosures watchung, nj – SYNAPSE ROBOTICS

SYNAPSE ROBOTICS

Single-Family. Forclosures & Foreclosed Homes for Sale in Watchung, NJ have a median listing price of $933,850 and a price per square foot of $247.

     
 
 

Advice for Foreclosure Auction Bidding

BiggerPockets

Hi, I am brand new to investing and I’m looking to finally bid on a foreclosure sale coming up in my county in Florida- everything is online. I finallHi, I …

 
 

GOVERNMENT SPONSORED ENTERPRISES—ENTERPRISES EXTEND COVID-19 …

Westlaw Today

… SPONSORED ENTERPRISES—ENTERPRISES EXTEND COVID-19 FORECLOSURE, EVICTION MORATORIUMS, Secondary Sources.

 
 

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Suomen IT-ratkaisut Oy

Hertford Foreclosed Homes for Sale. 560 sqft. Search all Rutherford county, NC Foreclosures for an amazing deal on your next home. Foreclosure …

 
 

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camioneros.org.ar

Shaver Lake, CA 93664 Pre-Foreclosures (1 result) Discover pre-foreclosure listings and pre-foreclosed homes in Shaver Lake , CA 93664 . View all 69 …

 
 

Foreclosed Abandoned Homes For Sale – Impronte E Ombre

Impronte E Ombre

100% FREE Foreclosure Listings. Bank Foreclosures Sale offers great opportunities to buy foreclosed homes in Ringgold, GA up to 60% below market …

 
 

 

 

     
 

Mortgage Fraud Daily News update ⋅ February 11, 2021

 
     
 

Mortgage Fraud Whistleblower Gets Fees Tied to $15 Million Deal

Bloomberg Law

Whistleblower entitled to $152,327, New York federal court says · April 2020 settlement resolved mortgage fraud allegations.

     
 
 

Arrest Warrants Issued for Former Las Vegas 311 Boyz Member, Girlfriend

Casino.Org News

… were set to appear in court this week on charges related to mortgage fraud. … being accused recently of using money obtained in a scam to gamble.

     
 
 

Local psychologist pleads guilty to HUD fraud charge | Son previously sentenced for equity skimming

Texarkana Gazette

“Dr. Otero, and his son Antonio Otero, exploited a HUD-insured mortgage program designed to provide affordable housing for those suffering from …

Former owner of Texarkana assisted living facility and son plead guilty to defrauding Housing and … – CBS19.tv KYTX

Full Coverage

     
 
 

PA, NJ Ex-Con With ‘Unparalleled Greed’ Accused In 2nd Major Fraud Case, This One $1.25M

Daily Voice

Further, Huyler managed to get another $155,000 mortgage with BOFI Federal Bank after WSFS had completed its title search, authorities said.

     
 
 

Mortgage Servicer, Software Co. Settle Data ‘Hostage’ Standoff

Law360

Law360 (February 10, 2021, 2:20 PM EST) — Mortgage servicer Caliber Home … negligence and violating the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

     
 
 

Biden orders sanctions against Myanmar after military coup

The Mercury News

The military cited the government’s failure to act on unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud as part of the reason for the takeover and …

Biden to speak on Myanmar coup on Wednesday, expected to announce sanctions – Financial Post

Full Coverage

     
 
 

US Attorney McGregor Scott resigning as Sacramento region’s top federal prosecutor

Sacramento Bee

As U.S. attorney under Bush, Scott oversaw huge mortgage fraud cases stemming from the housing market collapse in 2008. Under Trump, Scott’s …

     
 
 

Scalarr raises $7.5M to fight mobile ad fraud

TechCrunch

Scalarr, a startup that says it uses machine learning to combat ad fraud, is announcing that it has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The company …

     
 
 

British tech tycoon fights US extradition over ill-fated Hewlett-Packard takeover plan

The Mercury News

LONDON — A British tech entrepreneur appeared in a London court Tuesday to fight extradition to the United States on fraud charges stemming from …

     
 
 

Father and Son Guilty of Defrauding Department of Housing and Urban Development Through …

Department of Justice

… pleaded guilty today to a federal fraud violation, announced Eastern District of Texas … “Dr. Otero, and his son Antonio Otero, exploited a HUD-insured mortgage … “While they left the HUD-insured mortgage unpaid, the Oteros took …

     
 
 

VIDEO: Police beg for help, senators flee in Trump trial video

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Those began long before the votes were tabulated, revving up his followers to “stop the steal” though there was no evidence of substantial fraud.

     
 
 

The Latest: Mexico OKs China’s CanSino, Sinovac vaccines

Associated Press

Nearly a year into the pandemic, fraud remains a major problem as … sell vaccines as well as fake medicine produced overseas and scams involving …

     
 
 

Stacktrace Podcast 122: “Raised in a hardware household”

9to5Mac

… John is excited about linting and continuous integration, and the two discuss the most recent set of exposed App Store scams and what Apple could …

     
 
 

Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red gets hit by a ransomware attack

Firstpost

However, we still recommend caution (i.e. enabling fraud alerts). If you have questions, please write to our Privacy Team dpo[at]https://t.co/ …

     
 
 

Google survey reveals that 75 percent of Indian parents are worried about students’ online safety

Firstpost

Parents believe that the child’s security and privacy could be at risk, as there are high chances of fraud or account hacking in the digital world.

     
 
 

UK Arrests Eight in SIM Swap Hack of Celebrities Where Bitcoin and Money Were Stolen

Crowdfund Insider

Creffield added that cyber scams are not restricted by borders and the investigation was indicative of successful collaboration with international …

     
 
 

Battling vaccine misinformation, mistrust and systemic failure in Britain’s minority communities

CBC.ca

Temple trustee Dr. Mahesh Varsani said the hope is that the vaccination centre will help people to remove the stigma, false messaging and taboos in …

     
 
 

Security researcher hacks Apple, Tesla, Paypal, more, in clever open-source software attack

9to5Mac

Of course, the fake packages were harmless, and Birsan alerted the companies as soon as he got confirmation of a successful infiltration. He received …

     
 
 

US Fintech TomoCredit Secures $7 Million Through Seed Funding Round

Crowdfund Insider

… TomoCredit to help boost credit scores and position themselves well as qualified candidates for mortgages, auto loans and lower insurance rates.”.

     
 
 

Second IT exec arrested for R130m Cell C fraud

TimesLIVE

He has been charged with fraud and corruption regarding an alleged tender scam. He is the second IT professional to be arrested and charged in …

     
 
 

Most of the Defendants Charged in Capitol Riots Had a History of Financial Difficulty

The National Interest Online

… into a lie” and that she regrets “everything” for believing Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud, as she now faces two misdemeanor charges.

     
 
 

ComReg research finds Irish becoming more careful with privacy online

Telecompaper

Ease of access to information (78%) was the most commonly reported benefit while the security of personal data (67%) and fake news (66%) were the …

     
 
 

Why have almost half EU countries restricted use of the Astrazeneca vaccine?

City A.M.

… which had already recommended blocking the Astrazeneca vaccine among over-65s following false media reports of its inefficacy in older patients.

     
 
 

Equifax (EFX) Tops Q4 EPS by 17c, Revenues Beat; Offers 1Q & FY21 EPS/Revenue Guidance

StreetInsider.com

… our growth including our acquisition of Kount in Identity and Fraud. … U.S. mortgage market inquiries are expected to decline by 5% in 2021 versus …

     
 
 

Extradition request by Botswana for ‘fraudster’ was lawfully received: SCA

TimesLIVE

The notice also claimed that he attempted to obtain, by false pretences, 71 million pula (R95.7m) from First National Bank of Botswana.

     
 
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Mortgage Fraud Toolkit For Loan Originators And Loan Processors

azureedge.net

The writers of Mortgage Fraud Toolkit For Loan Originators And Loan Processors have made all reasonable attempts to offer latest and precise …

     
 
 

Guilty plea in 3.6 Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud | US Loan Auditors

US loan auditors

Mr. Henley and his co-conspirators submitted mortgage applications to mortgage lending institutions that contained fraudulent income, assets, and other …

     
 
 

Morgan Stanley Private Bank Mortgage

albertogreguoldo.it

Mortgage Fraud and Real Estate Fraud. Find a Private Banker. Wealth management, generally, centers on investments, portfolio management and other …

     
 

 

 

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