LIT COMMENTARY & UPDATE
Dec 19, 2023
Over a year ago this case was filed in Harris County and after LIT intervened by publishing this tell all story, the case was quickly non-suited by the foreclosing party. We’re revisiting this case and after checking the state court dockets, there’s been no refiling to foreclosure this property.
ORGANIZED CRIME IN TEXAS COURTS TO STEAL PROPERTIES
However, as we’ve witnessed in Texas, if you are on the legal community’s radar for publicly voicing against illegal foreclosures post 2008, this organized crime syndicate will violate every law, and go as far as criminal acts to steal your home.
THAYER PROPERTIES INC vs. BOONE, DENNIS KEITH
(Court 080, JUDGE JERALYNN MANOR)
OCT 20, 2022 | REPUBLISHED BY LIT: OCT 21, 2022
Exhibits Only, But That’s All LIT Needed
A review of the exhibits and we immediately recognize the robo-signing by ‘Linda Green’.
Read below for an article discussing the Greatest Fraud and subsequent Theft of Housing in American History;
Michigan sets parole for ‘Linda Green’ robo-signer
The only person jailed in connection with a foreclosure forgery scandal that swept through Michigan and the rest of the country after the collapse of the housing bubble spends her days confined to the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Pittsfield Township.
But not for long.
Sentenced in May 2013 to serve up to 20 years on racketeering charges, Lorraine Brown, now 55, will be paroled sometime this week, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections, after serving her 40-month minimum sentence. Brown will then be transferred to federal custody to serve the remainder of a 58-month federal sentence after pleading guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
Brown’s scheme netted $60 million between 2003 and 2006 for the parent company DocX, her Georgia-based document processing firm that forged more than 1 million foreclosure documents used by banks and attorneys to illegally turn homeowners homeless.
The parent firm, Lender Processing Services of Jacksonville, Florida, has paid millions in fines and settlements — including $800,000 to Michigan for attorneys’ fees and costs and another $1.7 million to the state as part of a 46-state $127 million settlement.
But none of Brown’s co-conspirators has been criminally charged. And despite civil actions and investigations into the same kind of document fraud routine in foreclosures across the country, few if any other individuals have faced jail time over “robo-signing” and foreclosure forgeries, according to a Los Angeles-based author and journalist who has reported extensively on foreclosure.
“Her problem was that she lied to the FBI and the FBI didn’t take kindly to that,” says David Dayen. “She was the scapegoat.”
Dayen’s recent book, “Chain of Title,” traces the original discovery of the widespread document fraud and forgery that permeated foreclosures. The fraud became known as robo-signing, a process where documents required in foreclosures and other legal filings were signed and notarized with faked signatures, illegally back-dated or recreated with false information.
Brown allegedly directed her workers at DocX to routinely sign the name “Linda Green” on thousands of filings in Michigan and the nation with vastly different handwriting.
The investigation into robo-signing began in April 2011, following an expose of DocX in a “60 Minutes” broadcast. In Michigan, complaints were lodged by several county clerks who found “Linda Green” documents in their files. The Attorney General’s Office found more than 1,000 fraudulent documents on file.
But additional reporting by Dayen for the website Vice reveals that robo-signing went far beyond DocX, Linda Green and Lorraine Brown.
Dayen reviewed more than 600 pages of documents from the FBI’s Jacksonville field office that detail a widespread investigation into robo-signing, foreclosure fraud and illegal activity in the creation of the mortgage-backed securities that spawned the housing bubble and foreclosure crisis. The documents reveal that FBI investigators and Justice Department attorneys impaneled a grand jury, deployed dozens of agents and forensic examiners, conducted 75 interviews, issued hundreds of subpoenas and reviewed millions of documents.
And then made just one criminal indictment — Lorraine Brown.
“If you look at these documents, this was a serious case,” Dayen says. “It ended up with one person being convicted, and it’s just unconscionable.”
In early 2012, several months before Brown pleaded guilty in both Michigan and federal court, 49 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government approved the National Mortgage Settlement with five major mortgage servicers. The $25 billion agreement was the largest consumer financial protection settlement in U.S. history.
In the settlement, the Justice Department reserved the right to bring criminal prosecutions. But no one was charged.