The painful legacy of the great real estate swindle
Monday Morning Cup of Coffee takes a look at news across the HousingWire weekend desk, with more coverage to come on bigger issues.
Crime may not pay, but politics certainly does, and not just with hard cash.
According to the Clarion-Ledger, when Tony Yarber was elected to the office of mayor in Jackson, Mississippi, Well Fargo paid off his mortgage.
That may be two years ago, but Yarber is not shy about discussing the event.
“Bank records show that Wells Fargo authorized the release of the remaining lien, $91,621.94, on April 22, 2014, the day of his election. Essentially, they wrote it off, Yarber said.”
“Wells Fargo said don’t worry about sending no more money,” he said to local reporter Anna Wolfe.
Yarber, a pastor, delivered a sermon declaring the lien extinguished, mentioning being part of the “very unfortunate…