Hawaii Legislature and Consumer Protection Dept. Recognize Mortgage Fraud – But Defer Action This Year

By Sydney Sullivan

Homeowners in Hawaii are still victims of the mortgage fraud that originated at the turn of the century. Hawaii led the CHARGE changing some of the foreclosure statutes that were relatively unjust toward homeowners and in conflict with due process issues.

Even with those changes the foreclosure process, fraud on the courts, fraudulently concealed parties, forged documents, and troubling securitization/rehypothecation process still plague state records and the courts. Hawaii State Senator Mike Gabbard championed a Resolution “Requesting the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to convene a MORTGAGE foreclosure fraud task force to develop recommendations to improve mortgage fraud protections for consumers.” Interest by many gave an opportunity for testimony and gained a hearing last Monday. SRC 181. Continue reading