“Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not being sympathetic with fraudulent handling of documents. What I am explaining to you is that the fact that there is a fraudulent document may or may not mean that the foreclosure is wrongful.”–Arizona Attorney General Horne answered to ABC15 Investigators as to why the laws against forgery and fraud don’t seem to apply equally.
Watch the shocking words that came out of AG Horne’s mouth!
PHOENIX – Thousands of Arizona families have lost their homes to illegal foreclosures.
Illegal foreclosures are based on forged, faked and phony documents.
According to Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, “There’s been a major, really major effort to clean up that situation.”
But that’s not what we found.
The ABC15 Investigators spoke to victims and their attorneys who say bogus documents are still being used to put people out of their homes right here in the Valley.
We wanted to know why laws that make it a crime to submit forged documents in court don’t apply to those who are using phony records to foreclose on Arizona families.
A VALLEY COP AND A DEVOTED MOTHER FINDS FORGED DOCUMENTS
Gabriella Westfall has served her community as a police officer for more than 25 years.
She says she contacted Horne’s office when she discovered that forged documents were being used in an effort to throw her out of her home.
“I contacted the AG to say, ‘Look, I’m a victim,’ but I have not heard from anybody in the attorney general’s office,” Westfall said.
Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/arizona-homeowners-losing-their-homes-to-foreclosure-through-forged-documents#ixzz2Wzp9AxhE