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How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud

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"In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history-a scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street. They called it foreclosure fraud: millions of families were kicked out of their homes based on false evidence by mortgage companies that had no legal right to foreclose. Lisa Epstein, Michael Redman, and Lynn Szymoniak did not work in government or law enforcement. They had no history of anticorporate activism. Instead they were all foreclosure victims, and while struggling with their shame and isolation they committed a revolutionary act: closely reading their mortgage documents, discovering the deceit behind them, and building a movement to expose it. Fiscal Times columnist David Dayen recounts how these ordinary Floridians challenged the most powerful institutions in America armed only with the truth-and for a brief moment they brought the corrupt financial industry to its knees"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : The New Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9781620971581
Branch Call Number: 330.9730931 DAY
Characteristics: ix, 385 pages ; 25 cm


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May 21, 2016

******************** 100-STARRED review ********************************
[Update, 01/05/18: People still simply don't get it! ! ! All those foreclosures were completely illegal - - at all levels - - in nature; not just property law and RE law, but all the contracts themselves {the PSAs} were completely invalidated by the use of MERS, et cetera! But then, apparently only several of us actually read, then verified, this fantastic book!]
[Update, 10/16: A leaked email, from Citigroup to President Obama, just entering the presidency, directs him to appoint Eric Holder of Covington & Burling to be attorney general - - more damning evidence of the MERS criminal conspiracy!!!]
[Ignore that horrible Publishers Weekly review!]
I don't know if David Dayen has ever been a mild mannered reporter at a major metropolitan newspaper, but he certainly qualifies as Superman with this book! [After reading this you will be convinced that members of the Obama, Bush and Clinton administrations should all be in jail.]
The sad fact is - - and I reached this conclusion some time back, is that these fraudclosures, and the economic meltdown of 2007 to 2009, wouldn't have been possible if the major portion of Americans weren't criminals, or crooked.
Since 2003 or thereabouts, anyone working above the teller level at Washington Mutual [and the congressional investigation of 2010 backs this one up], Chase, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, et cetera, was crooked [the honest ones were fired or forced out or quit in disgust at WaMu, Morgan Stanley, Merrill] - - there is simply no debating this point, and once you've read this book, you too will accept this!
No breathing human, after reading this book, would ever accept any president [or female presidential candidate] who stood before us and most dishonestly proclaimed: The bankers didn't break any laws!
Pure lies, pure disgusting lies!
Dayen is that most rare individual who both does the incredibly exhaustive research, and fully comprehends the information he has plumbed!
Get it!
Read it!
Re-read it!
Tell 10 people about it!
This book IS NOT Too Big To Read!
[What is so blockbuster about this book besides everything else? None of the mortgage securitizations were valid - - in other words, they were void and illegal.]


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