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Sep 6, 2012

Affidavit alleges misconduct by Leopold

ANNAPOLIS — An affidavit filed as part of a sexual harassment lawsuit contains new allegations of misconduct by Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold, who is facing criminal charges for allegedly misusing his police detail. The affidavit says Leopold and his staff destroyed documents and that county employees were deployed as spies to detect disloyalty. […]

Oct 4, 2011

Gov’t report: Fannie Mae knew of ‘robo-signing’ in ’03

WASHINGTON — Mortgage giant Fannie Mae knew about allegations of improper foreclosure practices by law firms in 2003 but did not act to stop them, a government watchdog says. Similar allegations are the subject of a probe by state attorneys general into how lenders and law firms ignored proper procedures to handle a crush of […]

Aug 21, 2011

Home sale ratified despite faulty affidavits

Lawyers at Shapiro & Burson LLP repeatedly lied by signing each other’s names to foreclosure affidavits, but their actions did not alter the rights of the lender or the homeowners, a Baltimore County judge has ruled. Circuit Court Judge Susan Souder wrote in her Aug. 11 opinion that she did not believe monetary sanctions were […]

Oct 24, 2010

260 Montgomery County home sales in question

About 260 foreclosure sales in Montgomery County stand in legal limbo because they were ratified based in part on affidavits not actually signed by the attorney whose name appeared on the foreclosure documents, according to Montgomery County Circuit Court’s administrative judge. In addition, the court has put about 130 pending foreclosures on hold because of […]

Oct 24, 2010

Bogus signatures on foreclosure affidavits invite trouble

The revelation that attorneys had not themselves actually signed affidavits bearing their name in foreclosure cases has caused concern among Maryland judges, who find little solace in the fact these lawyers subsequently filed “corrective affidavits” that the documents were signed at their behest. In response, the state’s top court — the Court of Appeals — […]

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