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Attorney General Urges Congress to Again Extend Tax Relief for Distressed Homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General George Jepsen is once again leading a national effort by state attorneys general who are urging Congress to extend tax relief for consumers who have mortgage debt canceled or forgiven because of financial hardship or a decline in housing values

Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen and Banking Commissioner Announce Upcoming Mortgage Assistance Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Connecticut’s distressed homeowners have another opportunity to explore loan modification and foreclosure prevention options with their lenders at a day-long, state-sponsored forum on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Free parking will be available for attendees

AG Jepsen: Banks Face Four New Performance Tests under National Mortgage Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The five mortgage servicers included in the National Mortgage Settlement must better address loan modifications, single points of contact with borrowers and billing statement accuracy under four new servicing standard tests, the settlement Monitor announced today

Attorney General: 6,300 Homeowners Helped By National Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General George Jepsen today called the $25 billion mortgage foreclosure settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage loan servicing companies a “tremendous success” for providing mortgage relief benefits of approximately $450 million to nearly 6,300 Connecticut borrowers

NORWICH TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES TOWN PARTICIPATION IN CHFA POLICE HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM

ROCKY HILL, CT - August 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Council of the City of Norwich voted to participate in a special Police Homeownership Program offered by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA). The program will offer a discounted mortgage rate to Norwich police officers who purchase a home in Norwich, as part of a community policing program. Twenty-three towns statewide now participate in the Police Homeownership program, which is open to local police and state police officers who are either first-time homebuyers or have not owned a home in the last three years. CHFA also offers special programs for teachers, which is available to teachers who teach and will live in Norwich, and for military personnel

DeLauro Reintroduces Legislation to Protect American Homeowners

WASHINGTON, DC - June 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) reintroduced the Regulation of Mortgage Servicing Act today, a bill that will establish clear, national standards for mortgage lenders and help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure

TWO-THIRDS OF RENTERS INTERESTED IN HOMEOWNERSHIP

ROCKY HILL, CT - June 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- June is National Homeownership Month and while families today face numerous challenges when it comes to obtaining their first home, a recent survey conducted for the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority by The Center for Research & Public Policy (CRPP), found than an estimated TWO-THIRDS of Connecticut renters say they are very or somewhat interested in owning their own home.

Connecticut Homeowners Continue To Benefit from National Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General George Jepsen said Connecticut’s distressed homeowners continue to benefit from first-lien principal reductions and other mortgage relief programs resulting from the $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement announced last year

State Officials Announce Upcoming Mortgage Assistance Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Connecticut’s distressed homeowners have another opportunity to explore loan modification and foreclosure prevention options with their lenders at a day-long, state-sponsored forum on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Omni New Haven Hotel in New Haven.

Consumer Complaint Resources Available As Required By Lender Processing Services Inc. Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General George Jepsen is advising consumers that two toll-free numbers are available for questions about faulty mortgage-related documents or field services provided by Lender Processing Services Inc., and its subsidiaries, LPS Default Solutions and DocX.

Former Connecticut Resident Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Mortgage Fraud Offenses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ERIC S. SCHERZ, 44, of Stuart, Florida, formerly of Barkhamsted, Connecticut, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 37 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for mortgage fraud offenses

Attorney General Says Help to State Homeowners Running Ahead of Earlier Mortgage Relief...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General George Jepsen said Connecticut’s distressed homeowners are on track to receive significantly more mortgage relief from the $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement than anticipated when the settlement was announced last year.

Connecticut Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison for Operating Mortgage...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that William A. Trudeau, Jr., 50, Norwalk, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 188 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for operating a mortgage fraud scheme in Fairfield County. In addition, Trudeau’s wife, Heather Bliss, 37, was sentenced today to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for her role in the scheme. Bliss was also ordered to pay a fine of $12,500.

Connecticut Resident Charged with Orchestrating Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme

NEW HAVEN, CT - February 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Filippos “Filip” Milios, 54, of Newington, Connecticut, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with bank fraud stemming from his alleged involvement in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme in the greater Hartford area, announced U.S Attorney for the District of Connecticut David B. Fein.

Multistate Settlement Agreement Reached Over Mortgage Document Execution Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General George Jepsen today announced a $120 million multistate settlement agreement with Lender Processing Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries, LPS Default Solutions and DocX, over alleged improper practices for executing mortgage-related documents.

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Attorney Involved in Scheme that Targeted Distressed Homeowners Sentenced to 30...

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRADFORD BARNEYS, 51, of Odenton, Maryland, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervise release, for conspiring with Timothy W. Burke in a long-running fraud scheme that targeted distressed homeowners throughout Connecticut. BARNEYS was an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut and has an office in Bridgeport.