ALERT: Foreclosure Defense Pioneer April Charney Now Under ATTACK!!!
When are we going to put a stop to this?
How many have already been silenced, fired or suppressed?
How many more will be silenced, fired or suppressed?
This is no different than the ousting of June Clarkson and Theresa Edwards from Bondi’s office.
We need everyone across the country to get on this one please. Repost it, email it, Facebook it, Stumble it, Digg it. Do whatever means necessary to get this message to as many people as you can.
We must not let them win.
For those of you who do not know April Charney, she is one of the pioneers in foreclosure defense and understanding the securitazion PONZI scheme that has wreaked havoc across the entire globe. Google her and you will see.
Now the reason for this Action Alert.
It appears April Charney is under attack.
The legal community is “very concerned and as you can imagine afraid to come forward and say anything because of the consequences to clients’ pending cases and themselves.”
As you can see, everyone and anyone who pushes back against the fraudclosure machine is threatened and or silenced. As for the attorneys in this fight, they have the potential of losing their bar licenses if they speak out, as we have seen in numerous cases in the past year or so.
That is why we are releasing this here. I am sure I will get push back on this but will deal with it accordingly.
The details picked up from Folioweekly.com…
CORPORATE LAWYERS AND A DUVAL JUDGE FIGHT DIRTY AGAINST LEGAL AID ATTORNEY
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid attorney April Charney has proved a big pain in the ass for giant corporations in the middle of the foreclosure crisis like Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo Company and Jacksonville-based Lender Processer Services. She gummed up what had been routine and quick foreclosures with questions that led to an exposure of the fraud and forgery that drive many foreclosures. Charney was among the first attorneys to ask lenders to produce the proof they really owned the loans and had the right to foreclose. Attorney generals opened investigations into foreclosure practices in 50 states. Jacksonville’s Lender Processing Services was in the middle of those investigations because it is one of the country’s largest loan servicers and because of the volume of legal documents that company representatives appear to have faked.
It’s not really surprising that attorneys whose law firms represent those big mortgage holders would like to silence Charney and punish her boss JALA executive director Michael Figgins for not reining her in. But it’s shocking thatattorneys from Holland & Knight, the firm that represents LPS, and a local judge would be working behind the scenes to convince the JALA board to fire Figgins as a set up to go after Charney.
On August 3, Holland & Knight attorneys Buddy Schulz and Dominic MacKenzie and Duval County Circuit Court Judge Hugh Carithers hosted an informal lunch at the law offices with 10 members of the board of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and JALA board president Hugh Cotney. A painting of a pod of sharks that hangs in the lobby of Holland & Knight offices set the tone.
Schultz, MacKenzie and Judge Carithers, who told the group he wasn’t speaking as a judge but as a private person, yeah right, described Charney as a “loose cannon.” Cotney seemed to share their view. They criticized her for embarrassing Jacksonville by bringing Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi to the foreclosure court of Judge A.C. Soud. (Taibbi wrote a wickedly scathing story on foreclosure in Florida that was published in November 2010 issue of the magazine).
I wonder if this was something similar to the way they got rid of June Clarkson and Theresa Edwards…
The article then goes on to say…
The lunch was billed as a casual one, but the intent was to build a consensus to replace Figgins. His contract is up for review and board members will be asked to make of vote of confidence in his leadership at their September meeting. In addition to Charney, the attorneys also opposed the surcharge on criminals tagged for JALA and a commercial where Figgins talks about the support of JALA by personal injury attorney Eddie Farah. A board member said it was wrong that Figgins wasn’t there to defend himself. “It was kind of a covert friendly little conversation over lunch,” she said, “but it felt like a mutiny.”
Now if this does not disturb you enough to do something about it, I do not know what will.
These people think that they can threaten anyone who stands in their way to defraud the American People of their wealth.
I for one will not stand for it.
So you ask, what can you do?
Well, I am glad you did.
I happen to have a copy of all the JALA board members along with their emails, phone numbers, fax lines and even their addresses, just in case you wanted to write them a letter, or stop by and speak with them directly.
I also happen to stumble upon the contact info of that “private citizen,” I mean judge, that was also at this nice luncheon. (904) 630-2395
Now, what I want you all to do is to call, email, fax, write, visit every member on that list and tell them how outraged you are about this situation and these threats from the corporate entities and their attorneys need to stop.
We need everyone’s help on this one so please take a few minutes to at the very least send some emails or make some phone calls.
This is one of the only methods that seem to work with favorable results these days.
We need Citizen Warriors across the country to stand up and say no more.
Are you one of them?
Board Member list below.
Oh, and btw, I forgot to mention that “private citizen” judge Carithers, was ordered to remove himself from a foreclosure proceeding by Bank of America Corp.’s Countrywide unit last year after the homeowner claimed the judge received a discount loan from an affiliate of the mortgage lender.
Circuit Judge Hugh Carithers in Jacksonville, Florida, must enter a recusal order and ask Chief Circuit Judge Donald Moran to pick a replacement, a district court of appeals ruled today.
Joseph W. Mines Jr., who is representing himself in the foreclosure proceeding, alleged the judge had received favorable interest rates not available to the public in his own dealings with a lender affiliated with Countrywide, court records show. Mines’s home was just about to be sold when he filed his claim seeking the judge’s removal, according to the case docket.
The case is Countrywide v. Mines, 2007-CA-6852, Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida (Jacksonville).
Now get to work!
For the list of people to contact, go here