This is where I first learned the term of political fraud pandering. American Homeowners thought they had a cheerleader and it turns out Marcy Kaptur and the rest of her political cronies were just another bunch of do nothing politicians. They had the chance to write legislation to outlaw the fraudulent securitization schemes, robo-signing and UNREGULATED DERIVATIVE and they did nothing! The small in consequential crap they did do, like the $25 million National Mortgage Settlement that Kamala Harris oversaw, was a drop in the bucket to the TRILLION$ of debt the banks created from Americans’ mortgages and never helped the over 56+ million American families that lost, short sales, or walked away from their homes. This and other bank/government “settlements” were just a smokescreen leading up to another election.
For over a decade, American Homeowners have been fighting the corruption that stems from the banks to legislators and down through the judiciary… and all the way up to the top of the political chain. Mortgages and Notes were faux pieces of paper created after American Homeowners filled out Fannie Mae 1003 applications where their personal information and properties were sold into securitization/rehypothecation slavery before they signed the fake mortgage deals.
With this corruption grew tons of charlatans riding the gravy train at the expense of naive, sleepy homeowners and business owners who trusted their banks and Continue reading →
“We never had original documents.” They were told to create a fake chain of title.
“Polly, admits she used to work for McCarthy – Holthus in San Diego, FABRICATING “Chains-of-Title” it appears, for years, before she read the case law, and realized she was just a cog in the machine robbing American Homeowners of their homes, on behalf of the company, & its attorneys [members of the BAR] who [knowlingly] filed those documents.
And MERS (Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.) or T.U.M.E.R.S. – she and others had access to, and OMG, this YOU have to hear. But before that, we got a tip that Billie Rene Frances Lillian POWERS, was meeting other “Dis-Possessed” homeowners at the corner of 411 Ive St. [San Diego] to try to reason with those who do the fabrication of CHAIN-of-Titles and motions to steal homes (in Polly’s opinion).”
For all the talk about a divided America (mostly political that we shy away from on the DC blog), there is a HUGE group of people that can collectively agree we were screwed, smeared, and denied due process in courts that failed to follow the Rule of Law. This is the massive population of American Homeowners.
The majority of over 84 MILLION families were unwittingly lured into a corrupt Wall Street securities scheme that cost them their clear title properties and in some cases their lives or the lives of their loved ones. American Homeowners can easily collaborate and identify with each other because the same crimes were committed over and over on each of them. Talk about a united, cohesive bunch of people – we are the American Homeowners!Continue reading →
This will be one of several posts on the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Your thoughts and your owns stories are welcome in the comments section.
Nearly a decade ago, in September 2008, US Treasury Chief Hank Paulson unveiled his historic government takeover of twin mortgage buyers, putting the government in charge of the mortgage giants and the $5 trillion in home loans they back. The plan eliminated the top executives which were out and replaced with Wall Street titans.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the financial collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, their takeover by the federal government and their role in the financial crisis. The video below is a 4 hour review of a planned response to the crisis in the housing and mortgage markets at the time of the economic meltdown and crash of 2008.
The titans that replaced Freddie CEO Richard Syron and Fannie CEO Daniel Mudd were two Wall Street finance veterans and were charged with restoring the mortgage magnates to health. Herb Allison formerly served as president of Merrill Lynch was Continue reading →
United States District Court, E.D. California.
GENET HABTEMARIAM, Plaintiff,
VIDA CAPITAL GROUP, LLC; US MORTGAGE RESOLUTION; PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; and DOES 1 to 50, inclusive, Defendants.
Some three years later, PNC notified Plaintiff by mail that its SDOT was discharged, apparently due to a settlement agreement PNC had reached with various agencies of the United States government. PNC effectuated that cancellation by sending a 1099-C form approved by the Internal Revenue Service for cancelling a debt. Plaintiff received the Form 1099-C on or about June 29, 2010. According to Plaintiff, because the 1099-C cancelled the amount she owed on the second mortgage, she believed it legally released her from any further obligation to pay Continue reading →
As I learned when reviewing an earlier draft, Fraud is meticulously researched and completely fascinating, with plenty of careful attention to law and regulatory structures. The book’s other virtues are well encapsulated by Kirkus:
“Balleisen casts a gimlet eye on the passing parade of hucksters and charlatans, peppering a narrative long on theory with juicy asides that build toward a comprehensive catalog of ‘Old Swindles in New Jargon’. . . . Ranging among the disciplines of history, economics, and psychology, Balleisen constructs a sturdy narrative of the many ways in which we have fallen prey to the swindler, and continue to do so, as well as of how American society and its institutions have tried to build protections against the con. But these protections eventually run up against accusations of violating ‘longstanding principles of due process,’ since the bigger the con, the more lawyers arrayed behind it.“—KirkusContinue reading →
HOUSINGWIRE says: Party platform blasts “corrupt business model” of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
Okay, think about this – Fannie and Freddie were collaborators, if not the actual architects, and helped set up and patent this corrupt housing scheme. If you haven’t watched THE BIG SHORT yet, the time is NOW (it’s on Netflix). Then watch it again – there were good guys on Wall Street. Not everyone was involved in the corruption, albeit it few and far between. In fact, for many years America had a moral and more ethical financial community. But shortly after President Reagan began deregulating the industry and President Clinton signed off on the whip cream and cherry topping by deregulating Glass-Steagall – Wall Street went to hell in a hand-basket.
According to the Republican Party platform, which can be read in full here, one of the GOP’s goals for 2016 and beyond is to “advance responsible homeownership while guarding against the abuses that led to the housing collapse.” Continue reading →
Attorney James “Randy” Ackley appeared on the Neil Garfield Radio Show. The show was a fascinating discussion about banks creating the illusion of standing when a bank is unable to demonstrate they have the right to foreclose.
Neil and Randy addressed why the courts were allowing loan servicers to present evidence that was hearsay, often fraudulent and did not comply with the rules of evidence. Ackley stated that, “The court is allowing evidence to be introduced that would not be admitted in any other type of case.” The discussion brought up the fact that courts are making erroneous presumptions in favor of the banks despite the fact that there is now a public record of banks fabricating evidence, robosigning documents, false notarizations and bank employees testifying under oath about facts they know nothing about.
The authors of In Defense of “Free Houses” – Yale Law students Megan Wachspress, Jessie Agatstein and Christian Mott have taken a surface view of an extremely deep and dark lake of fraud, criminal behavior and intent.
Understanding the depth of the mortgage securities related corruption would need several scuba dives to get behind the 1990’s intentionally orchestrated criminal behavior. Researchers like Ken Continue reading →