California Twice Convicted Felon Sentenced to Prison for Operating Fake Law Firms That Promised to Help Struggling Homeowners

An Orange County, California man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California to serve 109 months in prison including the last 12 months in a halfway house for his role as the owner and operator of a multi-million dollar fraudulent mortgage modification scheme that posed as a successful law firm, the … Read more

Mortgage Modification Company Sales Manager Facing Jail

The Department of Justice announced that an Orange County, California, man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California, for his role as the sales manager of a multi-million dollar fraudulent mortgage modification scheme. Charles Wayne Farris, 55, of Aliso Viejo, California, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter for … Read more

Federal and State Agencies Target Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue and Loan Modification Scams

Federal and State Agencies Target Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue and Loan Modification Scams July 15, 2009 FTC Leads “Operation Loan Lies” to Stop Fraud and Help Distressed Homeowners Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, joined by California Attorney General Jerry Brown, today announced Operation Loan Lies, a coordinated national law enforcement effort to crack down on … Read more