DocX Executive Sentenced to 40 Months - 20 Years for Michigan Mortgage Fraud
Some judges in Michigan state and Federal courts may be slow to care greatly about mortgage and foreclosure fraud—but courts elsewhere in the state are joining the zeitgeist of criminal prosecution of bad actors across the country who have aided and abetted wide-scale mortgage foreclosure fraud involving the production of bogus mortgage assignments and other documents used in foreclosures. DocX executive Lorraine Brown was sentenced to 40 months to 20 years in prison after admitting in court that her company forged foreclosure documentation on a mass production basis. "This process created documents with false signatures and I allowed it to happen under my direction," Brown confessed in court. DocX is not the only such company in the United States, and The Hilla Law Firm, PLLC greatly looks forward to seeing future prosecutions of this sort and a greater recognition of the false basis of many claims of debt ownership by mortgage servicers in the Bankruptcy Courts of Michigan, which have largely not been among the bankruptcy courts in the U.S. to recognize this fraud and rule accordingly when such claims have been filed in Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases with just this sort of fraudulent documentation attached in alleged support. If you are a Michigan resident and would like to explore your options for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy with an experienced Michigan bankruptcy attorney, please contact us at (866) 674-2317 or click the button below to schedule a free, initial consultation.
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