Foreclosure Fraud Close to Home

Judge Moshe Jacobius has recently moved to temporarily stay some 1,700 mortgage foreclosure cases in Cook County after Fisher & Shapiro, L.L.C., one of a few foreclosure plaintiff’s firm in Chicago, admitted to altering affidavits. They also added fees and other costs incurred AFTER the signing of the affidavit.  The original source is the Tribune and UPI picked up this sensational story March 26.

The cases were filed over the past three years.  Fisher & Shapiro was ordered to vacate all judgments of foreclosure and judicial sales that had occurred. While homeowners won’t be granted the properties “free and clear”, Chicago-area residents affected now have a little breathing room.  For anyone fighting a foreclosure, this is recent proof that it always pays to look carefully at the documents that are being used against you with a competent attorney.


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