It’s interesting that PhishLabs would go after IndyBay.org, rather than the bright individuals at Wells Fargo that posted the 150 page internal memo on-line that appears to be a how-to-guide that teaches lawyers step-by-step how they can fabricate missing documents that are needed to foreclose on homeowners!
By Lynda Carson — June 28, 2014
San Francisco — John Lacour of Phish Labs is dogging “IndyBay.org” over a 150 page Wells Fargo Foreclosure Manual that was attached to a lawsuit filed against Wells Fargo in a court case involving Cynthia Carssow Franklin. The case is also known as Bankruptcy Petition #: 10-20010-rdd, and was filed in court by a tenacious attorney named Linda Tirelli.
Linda Terilli said, “Absolutely. The manual that I have, it’s actually entitled the “Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Foreclosure Attorney [Procedure] Manual, Version 1.” And it says on it that it’s last published 2/24/2012. Mind you, the national mortgage settlement agreement was announced a week prior, on 2/19/2012.”
“The way I obtained it, it was actually sitting right there on the Internet, of all things. A colleague of mine, through a Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Boot Camp, which I am a member, an active member, gave it to me and said, “Hey, I found this online, and I know you’re doing a lot of Wells Fargo cases. Maybe you can use this.”
“Reading it, my jaw just dropped. As I see it, it’s clearly outlining procedures, not just for the $12-an-hour robo-signers that we’ve heard about all these years, but for the lawyers, who need to be held accountable to a much higher degree. It’s the manual for the lawyers to actually fabricate documents, as I see it, and request that documents that are lacking be fabricated by Wells Fargo. It’s absolutely appalling.”
JUAN GONZÁLEZ asked: “You also, one of your cases, came across a document which was purportedly from an official of Washington Mutual Bank in 2010, but Washington Mutual didn’t exist in 2010, because it had collapsed back in 2008.”
LINDA TIRELLI replied: “2008, that’s right. That document was signed by Mr. John Kennerty in—who works for Wells Fargo, or worked for Wells Fargo at the time. And in this procedure manual, there’s actually a procedure for obtaining what’s called an assignment of mortgage, OK? So, basically, as I’m reading this procedure, it’s saying, “Gee, if you need an assignment, the attorney should request it through the document department, and then, magically, one will appear for you.” And that’s exactly what we’re seeing. The people that work for Wells Fargo in these various departments, when they receive a request from an attorney, they take that as permission to actually sign something, without doing any research whatsoever. How is it, as you point out, we had anything assigned from in a company that ceased to exist two years prior? It just simply makes no sense. That document’s fabricated. And in that particular case, I will point out, the judge actually deemed that document to be a fraudulent document on record.”
An article about the 150 page internal Wells Fargo Foreclosure Manual appeared on the IndyBay.org website back on 3/22/2014 that included a link to the Wells Fargo Foreclosure Manual.
Now here comes Phish Labs. Phish Labs claims to be a leading provider of cybercrime protection and intelligence services that defend against online cyber attacks, and recent emails from Eric George, Marnie King, and Israel Perez of Phish Labs to IndyBay.org during the month of June 2014, are all requesting that the links to the 150 page Wells Fargo internal document be removed from the Indy.bay.org as soon as possible.
The links to these same documents can also be found on websites with news articles with Democracy Now, the New York Post, Washington Post, and numerous other media sites all across the nation. It is not clear if Phish Labs is also dogging other media outlets to demand that the links be removed from their websites.