How Do You Fix SEC Broken Windows? The answer is – you can’t!

By Richard Bowen

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently announced it is discontinuing their enforcement program requiring admissions of wrongdoing and the prosecutorial approach they were supposedly taking after the 2008 financial crisis. Steven Peikin, co-director of the SEC’s enforcement division, said the SEC would drop the “broken windows” strategy of pursuing many cases over even the smallest legal violations, and may also pull back from trying to make some companies admit to wrongdoing as a condition of settling with the SEC.” 

Remember in 2013, under Mary Jo White’s leadership, the SEC announced it would make companies and individuals admit wrongdoing as a condition of settling civil charges in certain cases. Continue reading

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Rehypothecation – Distorting Legal Principles By Risking Mortgage Loans – Nemo Dat!

By Sydney Sullivan and Kenneth Dost

rehypothecation hijackIT’S 3:00 p.m., DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR COLLATERAL IS? An enlightening paper every homeowner should read. Written by Christian A. Johnson, Assistant Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law. B.A.; MPrA, Utah; J.D., Columbia, 1990

It was Saturday afternoon when a group of us were teleconferencing about foreclosure issues. The focus was on the late assignment of mortgages, when one person said, “…think about it, the Plaintiff Trust says it became the owner of the loan over 3 years after the trust closed… how could it sell certificates to investors for something it did not own?” Great question! Continue reading

How to Search the SEC for a Securitized Trust

SEC webWhen a unknown bank named as a Trustee for a securitized trust (usually Deutsche Bank, Bank of NY Mellon, US Bank National, etc.) sends you a letter stating you owe them money and you are in default, the first thing you should do is contact a local title company and have them look for an Assignment of Mortgage under your address or tax key number (it won’t likely be under your name).  Chances are the Assignment of Mortgage is fabricated and void; however, this is the breeder document that allows the banksters to foreclose.

The following information will assist you in searching the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the alleged trust.    Continue reading

Where are Bear Stearns mortgage executives now?

Bear Sterns 8-5-13Bear Stearns mortgage executives have plum jobs on Wall Street…

The executives in charge of mortgage securities at the failed investment house are now at JPMorgan, Goldman and Bank of America…

Posted on The Center for Public Integrity By Lauren Kyger and Alison Fitzgerald

Before Lehman crashed, there was “The Bear.”

Bear Stearns, once the nation’s fifth-largest investment bank, had been a fixture on Wall Street since 1923 and had survived the crash of 1929 without laying off any employees. Continue reading