Roman standing in front of the home BNY has been fighting for since 2000
[Black Star News Investigative Report]
After holding off the Bank of New York for 15 years Louis Roman, a Connecticut homeowner, claims the giant corporation could “fraudulently” foreclose on the house he’s lived in for 47 years, tomorrow.
The bank filed a lawsuit seeking to foreclose in 2000 and won a summary judgment. Somehow Roman, who owns the home in Bridgeport that he bought with his then wife Diane, has managed to hold off the bank, representing himself through most of the years, by filing extensions on the foreclosure dates, appeals, counterclaims and bankruptcies.
The bank eventually won a judgment for a strict foreclosure with a law date of September 22.
“How can Bank of New York foreclose when they don’t own the note and mortgage on the property,” Roman, a former banker himself who says he earned an MBA from Harvard, says. “I’ve been demanding for a trial for years so I can introduce the evidence of fraud but no judge in Connecticut wants to give me my day in court. The bank wants to steal my home through a favorable ruling on a motion, from the judges.”
“These aren’t just my words, I have documentation to back it all up,” Roman adds.
In recent years there have been reports of massive fraud against homeowners by major banks including BNY; in one case the bank reportedly filed foreclosure proceeding on a property three months before it had even been assiged the note and mortgage.
Roman says a Connecticut Superior Court Judge granted BNY strict foreclosure even after the IRS placed a federal tax lien on the property.