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Nov 15 2010

Just a scrap of paper Part 2

It’s Title Fraud Damnit!

Of the 10 diaries I’ve posted in the last 2 weeks about economics, fully 5 of them have been on bank fraud.

The latest develoment is rumors that Washington and Wall Street are conspiring to retroctively “legalize” the MERS records under the general Versailles Villager principle of looking foward and never punishing anyone important no matter how badly they fuck up.

I mean, if it works for torture, war crimes, anonymous indefinite detetion, and targeted assassination, what’s $1.4 Trillion between friends?

So I duly reported this on Saturday and today dday has a piece that is not quite as sanguine that this is a problem that can be solved by brute force-

This Week’s Developments in Foreclosure Fraud

By: David Dayen Monday November 15, 2010 8:18 am

Finally, a word on the "MERS Whitewash bill" floated by John Carney last week. Carney has been bloviating about this for well over a month, based mainly on speculation. He may have the history of Congress making mischief on behalf of the banks on his side, but he really doesn’t have a clue on this issue. Foreclosure operations are state issues governed by state laws, and lawmakers know they would have a difficult go of trying to adjudicate a constitutionally viable solution that would indemnify the banks in this case. They’d have to stick out their necks quite far, and it would almost certainly be challenged all the way up the legal ladder. The outcry that would ensue during that time would be tremendous. I’m not sure it’s something that risk-averse politicians would want to put up with. And Carney certainly has no evidence one way or the other. I’m happy to fight something that exists, but nothing does at the moment.

I am quite happy to fight potential problems, because the Vacuity, Vanity, and Venality of our Versailles Villagers shouldn’t ever be underestimated.

And there are other problems-

One Mess That Can’t Be Papered Over

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON, The New York Times

Published: October 23, 2010

O(n) the other hand, resolving paperwork woes in the world of mortgage-backed securities may be trickier. Experts say that any parties involved in the creation, sale and oversight of the trusts holding the securities may be held responsible for any failings – and if the rules weren’t followed, investors may be able to sue the sponsors to recover their original investments.

Mind you, the market for mortgage-backed securities is huge – some $1.4 trillion of private-label residential mortgage securities were outstanding at the end of June, according to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.



All of this suggests that while a paperwork cure may eventually exist for foreclosures, higher hurdles exist when it comes to remedying flaws in mortgage-backed securities. The only way to wrestle with the latter, some analysts say, is in a courtroom.

“The whole essence of this crisis is fraud and unless we restore the rule of law and transparency of disclosure, we are not going to fix this,” said Laurence J. Kotlikoff, an economics professor at Boston University.

These are groups like PIMCO, Blackrock, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  So far.

Then there’s also the problem pointed out by bmaz on Friday originally, these banks and real estate trusts owe a lot of money in filing fees in States hard hit by the Bank Induced Financial Collapse and Depression.

Are Obama and Congress Set To Screw American Counties, Homeowners and Give Wall Street Mortgage Banksters a Retroactive Immunity Bailout?

By: bmaz Friday November 12, 2010 7:40 pm

There are rapidly emerging signs the Obama Administration and Congress may be actively, quickly and covertly working furiously on a plan to retroactively legitimize and ratify the shoddy, fraudulent and non-conforming conduct by MERS on literally millions of mortgages.



As quoted above, even the most conservative estimate (and that estimate is based on only a single recording fee per mortgage, when in reality there are almost certainly multiple recordings legally required for most all mortgages due to the slicing, dicing and tranching necessary to accomplish the securitization that has occurred) for the state of California alone is $60 billion dollars. That is $60,000,000,000.00. California alone is actually likely several times that.

And there are those pesky Sections 9 and 10 of Article I.

There are at least 11 criminal frauds going on and the charitable and optimistic part of me thinks that they cain’t git all them thar’ worms back in the bait can.

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  1. ek hornbeck
  2. Friend of the court

    that the telecommunication corporations got.  the only thing that will stop these fuckers is when they have taken the last dime out of everyone’s pockets and then, they might take your pockets.

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