According to many metrics, the St. Petersburg Times is one of this country’s best newspapers. The journalists working for this publication have receive independent awards and recognition from organizations all over the world and the subjects covered in this important paper are considered by important policy makers all over the country. So when this important paper continues to report on the foreclosure issues we see everyday, it serves as a battle cry or a wake up call to the larger community.
Lately we’ve all been talking a lot about affidavit, assignment and notary fraud. I’ve been vocal about the fraud that permeates this whole foreclosure crisis as have many other attorneys and advocates. Today’s article in the St. Petersburg Times is evidence that the larger community is taking notice of our legitimate concerns. Oh and the quote a above….that’s one from one of the toughest judges in the Second Circuit, Hon. Anthony Rondolino. I encourage everyone to read the transcript I’ve attached below from a hearing in his courtroom where he expresses his growing frustration with the practices of the foreclosure mills. The transcript shows real judicial muscle being applied to the foreclosure process….and that muscle works on both sides of the argument….so whatever side you’re arguing, don’t step into his courtroom unless you’re prepared to engage in real legal argument and work.
With all the being said read the entire article here. Have a look at the documents that are posted with the article. For those of you in other communities, print out this article and ask your judges, your reporters and other activists why they are not showing the same concern that the policy makers and reporters in this community have shown. While the questionable actions described in the article are instituted in Pinellas County, the questionable documents produced are used to obtain foreclosures all across the country.
WHEN WILL WE ALL SCREAM LOUD ENOUGH TO DEMAND AN END TO THE WIDESPREAD FRAUD AND RECKLESS ABUSES OF CORPORATIONS THAT ARE TEARING DOWN THE VERY FABRIC OF THIS COUNTRY?