Brookstone Law Group Case Update: I Paid for Them So You Can Read Them

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) previous sued Brookstone Law Group for scamming consumers facing mortgage problems. As part of my usual research I just paid a shed load of money to access these documents and while I’m not going to write about them, I am going to publish links to the court documents here so … Read more

Another Attorney Mortgage Relief Network Runs Into Legal Trouble

Legal News Line published a piece today on the action taken by the New Mexico Attorney General against Real Estate Law Center, Erikson Davis, Deepak Parwatikar, Balanced Legal Group, Pinnacle Law Center, Chad Pratt, and Balanced Legal Group. The Defendants in this case share some overlap with the Brookstone Law debacle that was targeted by … Read more

Another Debt Relief Attorney Loses Law License for Three Years

I’m not even going to pretend to know what it is like on the front lines of a legal practice in America. I’m not an attorney. But it must be tough because good attorneys keep falling for the rope-a-dope pitch from some debt relief companies to put their law license on the line. Vito Torchia, … Read more

Brookstone Law and Cast of Players Hit Hard by FTC for Shenanigans

I wish I was above saying “I told you so” but I’ve been working on this story since 2011 and put in a lot of effort on this. So this time I’m going to have to say “I told you so.” You can see my past stories on the group, here. The Federal Trade Commission … Read more

Four Years Later, Consumers Get Pennies From Debt Relief Scam

Four years ago now the California Department of Justice swooped in an shut down an enterprise they claimed was taking advantage of consumers who were seeking mortgage modification or actions against the mortgage company. More can be read here. The parties named in the original action included: Attorneys Processing Center, LLC, also doing business as … Read more

Attorney Mitchell Stein Gets 204 Months in Federal Prison. Refunds to Begin.

It’s hard to believe it has been nearly four years I’ve been writing about Mitchell Stein, an attorney out of California who, at the time, was involved in the mass joinder approach of selling consumers hope they could sue their mortgage company. Stein seemed to be at the forefront of the movement that was selling … Read more

Mortgage Scams Take Minutes to Nab Consumer But Years to Unwind

I received an update on a case where a receiver had been appointed to liquidate a scam mortgage relief group and provide restitution to consumers. This goes all the way back to a 2011 action by the California Attorney General against companies selling “Mass Joinder” mortgage elimination. The pitch seemed like an instantly addictive drug … Read more

Mass Joinder Leader Mitchell Stein Found Guilty and Behind Bars for Years

A tipster just let me know that Mitchell Stein, the California attorney who was leading the charge selling consumers access to lawsuits to sue their lenders in a mass joinder action, was taken into custody today in court when he was found guilty on 14 counts in Florida today. Here is what the tipster said, … Read more

My Problem is With Mitchell Stein and Kramer-Kaslow. – Char

“Dear Steve, My problem is I paid Mitchell Stein, Kramer-Kaslow $6000.00 to help me with my financial situation. I was never told the truth from the beginning (foreclosure?). I still have the papers from Mitchel Stein, I had talked to someone about where is my copy of Kramer signing it since it switched hands. As … Read more

Mitchell Stein Mass Joinder Lawyer Ordered to Pay Up And Called Defeated Puppy

A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has ruled in favor of Brookstone Law PC and all other defendants in a significant court decision against embattled attorney Mitchell J. Stein by dismissing Stein’s $1 billion lawsuit against Brookstone and ordering Stein and other plaintiffs to pay all legal costs. The case is Legaspi v. Spivak Case … Read more

Mitchell J. Stein Sues California AG Harris

Inactive California attorney Mitchell J. Stein has filed suit against California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Benjamin Diehl, and James Toma on February 27, 2012 in the Northern District of California. The case says it was filed by James Leickly, Esq but the email address of [email protected] seems to be likely associated with Eric Wittenberg, Esq … Read more

Mass Joinder Mitchell Stein at Spire Law Group

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me in the following interesting document. Mitchell Stein is a person that has been in the spotlight by the California Attorney General and California Bar over alleged participation in mass joinder related issues. You can see all the past stories here. I probably would not have published … Read more

Multi-Million Dollar Stock Fraud Of Signalife

An attorney for South Carolina health care device company, Signalife, was arrested last week at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on charges related to his alleged role in a multi-million dollar market manipulation fraud scheme. The indictment charges Mitchell Stein with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, three counts of … Read more

Mitchell Stein, Mass Joinder Lawyer, Charged by SEC in Heart Tronics Scheme Along With Wife

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a purported heart monitoring device company and six individuals involved in a series of fraudulent schemes to artificially inflate the company’s stock. Among those charged are a former pro football player, a Hollywood talent agent, and an attorney who masterminded the scheme. The SEC alleges that Heart Tronics … Read more