Foreclosure Mill Fraud Busted by Attorney Susan Chana Lask, who exposes the bank attorney fraudulent filings. Lask’s video takes a complicated issue and simplifies it with actual mortgage filings as examples and easy to understand charts about how the banks, MERS and Foreclosure Mills work together. Appelate Brief
Steven J. Baum, one foreclosure mill attorney –
Steven J. Baum recently closed his law firm after Fannie and Freddie dumped them. It’s an incredible fall for the state’s dominant foreclosure law firm, which had handled 40% of all foreclosures statewide. This has created a storm of anger, particularly in downstate Long Island.
The firm has been accused of “robo-signing” — indiscriminately signing documents, often by people posing as others, and of other improper methods.
The firm last month agreed to pay a $2 million fine and change its practices to settle a federal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department, and is also under investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Most recently, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, launched an investigation into the Baum firm, and wrote to the firm to request documents.
But what may have hastened the firm’s demise were photos that recently emerged into the national spotlight from the firm’s Halloween party last year, at which Baum employees dressed up as foreclosure victims and attorneys, mocking and ridiculing them. Read more here: Buffalo News
Baum and his employees don’t seem to be terribly compassionate, no surprise since they are stealing peoples’ homes –