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Attorney General DeWine Announces $120 Million Multi-State Settlement with Lender Processing Services, Inc.

COLUMBUS, OH - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that he and 45 other Attorneys General have reached a $120 million multi-state settlement with Lender Processing Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries...

New Jersey to Receive $3.1 Million from Multi-State Settlement Resolving Allegations that Processing Firm...

TRENTON - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today that New Jersey will receive $3.1 million as part of a multi-state settlement with Lender Processing Services, a Florida-based company that primarily pr...

Attorney General Koster reminds taxpayers that mortgage relief received in 2012 may be tax...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Chris Koster today said that Missourians who received mortgage relief, including principal reduction and short sales, for their primary residence may be able to consider the val...

Federal Jury Finds Mortgage Broker Guilty in $100 Million Fraudulent Loans Scheme

PITTSBURGH - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- After deliberating for three hours, a federal jury of five men and seven women found Lewis Whoolery guilty of wire fraud conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Attorney General Pam Bondi and Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez Host Press Event to Discuss...

TALLAHASSEE, FL - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 2:15 p.m. Attorney General Pam Bondi and Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez will host a press event to discuss the national mortgage settlement and the relief that is availa...

Attorney General Pam Bondi and Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler Host Press...

TALLAHASSEE, FL - January 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 12:30 p.m., Attorney General Pam Bondi, Mayor Seiler and the Fort Lauderdale City Commission will host a press event to discuss the national mortgage settlement and the ...

Attorney Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

PITTSBURGH - January 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- An attorney pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of wire fraud, filing false income tax returns, and failing to file income tax returns, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Former Bank Vice President Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A former senior vice president and loan officer at Pierce Commercial Bank was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release for a mo...

Nevada Short Sales | Will Your Attorney Have Time To Answer Your Questions?

Las Vegas, NV - January 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The decision regarding who to hire to short sale your home is an important one. You’ll need someone who is aggressive, knowledgeable and able to get the job done; however, you will also want some...

OFIR Shuts Down Bogus Lansing Mortgage Company – Warns Consumers

LANSING WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR) has issued an order for Finlock Financial Group, LLC to immediately cease and desist from conducting unlicensed activities as a mo...

Maloney praises the nomination of Richard Cordray to head the CFPB

WASHINGTON, DC - January 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-12-NY) welcomed President Obama’s re-nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and issued the following statement

Nine Charged in $10 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

NEWARK - January 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nine people involved in a long-running, large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused losses of approximately $10 million were charged in two complaints with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, U.S. Attorney...

Ten Charged in Superseding Indictment in Timeshare Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, NJ - January 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A federal grand jury for the District of New Jersey, sitting in Camden, has returned a 44-count superseding indictment against six individuals from southern New Jersey and four others for their allege...

Attorney General Pam Bondi to Host Press Event to Discuss $60 Million in Assistance...

TALLAHASSEE, FL - January 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Thursday, Jan. 24, at 11:30 a.m., Attorney General Pam Bondi will host a press event with representatives of housing assistance and legal aid groups to discuss the $60 million of the national ...

Owner of Liberty Mortgage Company in Elk Grove Convicted in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

SACRAMENTO, CA - January 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- After a 10-day trial, a federal jury found Hoda Samuel, 60, of Elk Grove, guilty of a conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud and of 30 individual counts of mail fraud.

Corker Asks Regulators to Simplify, Synchronize Mortgage Lending Rules and Avoid Permanently Keeping Taxpayers...

WASHINGTON, DC - January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In a letter today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, urged federal banking regulators to simplify and synchronize underwriting ...

Hilliard Couple Pleads Guilty in $7 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

OLUMBUS, OH - January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Deborah L. Kistner, 50, and her husband, Mark A. Kistner, 52, both of Hilliard, pleaded guilty three days after their trial started to a $7 million mortgage fraud scheme they carried out between June...

Brown Reveals How Northwest Ohioans Will Be Affected By Deal Requiring Banks To Pay...

TOLEDO, OH - January 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) revealed how Ohioans will be affected by this month’s deal requiring banks to pay $8.5 billion to homeowners who were hurt by the mortgage crisis. Brown was joined at ...

Endorse funding the National Housing Trust Fund by supporting reforms to mortgage interest deduction

January 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Low Income Housing Coalition proposes to modify the current mortgage interest tax break by reducing the size of a mortgage eligible for a tax break to $500,000, and to convert the deduction to a 15-20...

Attorney General Bondi Announces that $60 Million of the National Settlement Funds Are Available...

TALLAHASSEE, FL - January 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Pam Bondi announced today that $60 million of the national mortgage settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers will now be available to provide additional ass...

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SEIA Board Elects Solar Veteran as New Chair

Following a vote by its board of directors, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the nation’s leading solar advocacy organization, announced that George Hershman, president of Swinerton Renewable Energy