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Recent Audit uncovers Extensive Legal Violations and Flaws still Evident in the Foreclosure System

February 22, 2012 Posted by kingcade

According to a recent report, an audit revealed legal violations and suspicious documentation of approximately 400 foreclosures in San Francisco. The report, compiled by Aequitas Compliance Solutions examined files of properties subject to foreclosure sales from January 2009 to November 2011. Among the legal violations uncovered in the analysis were cases where the loan servicer did not provide borrowers with a notice of default before beginning the eviction process.
The report comes just days after the $26 billion settlement over foreclosure improprieties between five major banks and 49 state attorneys general, including California’s. The report findings raise questions as to whether some foreclosures should be considered void. The audit also raises questions about the accuracy of information recorded in the Mortgage Electronic Registry System, or MERS, which was set up in 1995 by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other major lenders. The report found that 58 percent of loans listed in the MERS database showed different owners than were reflected in other public documents like those filed with the county recorder’s office.
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