Blog Archive: March 2014

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Wells Fargo Manual Appears to Instruct Attorneys How to Fabricate Missing Foreclosure Documents

Democracy Now just reported on “a recently revealed internal Wells Fargo document appears to guide lawyers step by step on how to fabricate missing documents to foreclose on homeowners. Wells Fargo is the country’s largest mortgage servicer and services some nine million home loans.” The attorney that “discovered the Wells Fargo manual on how to produce missing documents to foreclose on homeowners” contextualized and described the manual as follows: The manual [is] entitled the "...

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Justice Department Knowingly Misinformed Public by Drastically Overstating Its Focus on Mortgage Fraud

Democracy Now recently reported on an internal report auditing the Department of Justice (DOJ), which found the following: “[DOJ] massively overstated its successes in targeting mortgage fraud while in fact ranking it as a low priority for investigation. [DOJ]’s inspector general says despite playing a central role in the nation’s financial crisis, mortgage fraud was deemed either a low priority or not a priority at all. In one instance, Attorney General Eric Holder claimed to have fi...

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Florida Hospital Settles $85M Whistleblower Lawsuit for Illegally Incentivizing Physician Referrals of Medicare Patients

Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing Inc. recently entered into an $85 million settlement with the federal government to resolve the False Claims Act lawsuit of United States v. Halifax Hosp. Med. Ctr., 6:09-CV-1002-ORL-31T (M.D. Fla. 2014). The whistleblower-initiated False Claims Act suit alleged the following: [The hospital system] violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to the Medicare program that violated the Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly known as the...

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