Plantation attorney David J. Stern, whose office is under investigation for allegedly fabricating documents in foreclosure cases, laid off 70 percent of his staff Thursday as his major clients abandoned him.
In a memo e-mailed to employees, Stern said the "recent turbulence in the mortgage industry" had cut referrals of new business by 90 percent over the last six months. "These developments mandate we take immediate action," he said of the move, which eliminated about 560 jobs.
Mortgage giant Freddie Mac this week pulled its pending foreclosures from the firm, which handles paperwork and court filings for lenders and loan servicers. Spokesman Brad German said the move came after Freddie stopped referrals to Stern about three weeks ago and began conducting its own (Federal) investigation.
German said the foreclosures would be given to other firms (like Florida Default Law Group), not yet chosen, "so they can be completed in compliance with state law." The Florida Attorney General's Office is investigating Stern, who at one point claimed he handled 20 percent of the state's foreclosures, for allegedly fabricating documents and shoddy paperwork, "GLAD TO SEE STERN LAW FIRM GO DOWN IN FLAMES NEXT UP FLORIDA DEFAULT LAW GROUP IN TAMPA."
Attorney General’s Office investigating one of it’s attorneys link with Florida Default Law Group. TAMPA, Published: May 1, 2010 – The Florida Attorney General’s Office said that it is investigating the involvement one of its attorneys had with one of the state’s largest foreclosure firms, Florida Default Law Group.
This comes a day after the office said it is investigating the firm, Tampa-based Florida Default Law Group, for what “appears to be fabricating and/or presenting false and misleading documents in foreclosure cases.” The investigation is a civil action, rather than a criminal probe (not for long).
Florida Default Law Group represents lenders and mortgage servicing companies in foreclosure lawsuits and other real estate matters. Such firms, which frequently process hundreds or thousands of foreclosure cases a month, are sometimes referred to as “foreclosure mills” in the legal field.
Erin Cullaro, a former employee of the Florida Default Law Group foreclosure mill, now works as an assistant attorney general in Tampa for the Economic Crimes Division of the attorney general’s office.
While working for the attorney general’s office, Cullaro was approved to work as a notary for the Florida Default Law Group foreclosure mill, the state law enforcement agency said. Her conduct in that role is now being questioned in connection with an ongoing foreclosure lawsuit that alleges her role was a conflict of interest and that her notarized signatures were inconsistent.
Court documents assert that she signed off on documents while out of town on business with the attorney general’s office. “Any suggestion that one of our attorneys might have been involved in improper activities while engaged as a notary outside of her scope of employment with this office is troubling,” said Ryan Wiggins, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office. “The attorney general has asked his inspector general to thoroughly investigate this matter.”
Cullaro could not be reached for comment. John Cullaro, her husband, represents her in the case and said he has no comment. Also, the Tribune was unable to reach representatives of Florida Default Law Group on Thursday or Friday………. and so it continues, see below.
Florida Default Law Group attorney Meaghan Dunne engaged to Adam Fernandez who works for the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office which is investigating Florida Default Law Group for Foreclosure Fraud, I would be looking very hard at every Foreclosure Complaint filed by this Meaghan Dunne.
One of the lawyers at Echevarria’s Florida Default Law Group foreclosure mill who sends out demand letters and files Foreclosure Complaints is Meaghan Dunne; Attorney Meaghan Dunne has a Facebook Page where she links to her college days at Purdue and she has another website where someone writes, “Meaghan Dunne decided on Purdue University (Go Boilermakers!) for college. She spent the next four years drinking a lot of beer, going to frat parties, bars, and engaging in various other shenanigans“. SEE LINK TO THE WEBSITE CLICK HERE.
I will dig and keep digging into the unethical and illegal practices of the Florida Default Law Group and expose everyone connected to this firm just like I did with the David J. Stern Law firm !
Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM.