Thursday, October 14th, 2010
, 12:03 pm
The Maryland Secretary of State removed six notaries from office as part of an investigation into the national robo-signing foreclosure scandal.
Three of the notaries were employed with the law firm of Covahey, Boozer, Devan, and the other three were with the firm of Bierman, Geesing, Ward & Wood, according to the secretary of state. It was not immediately known if they are still current employees of the firms. Howard Bierman, one of the partners in the law offices of Bierman, Geesing, Ward & Wood told HousingWire that he could not comment on the de-commissioning. Messages were also left with two principals in the Covahey, Boozer, Devan firm.
Rick Morris, director of Charities/Legal Services with the Maryland Secretary of State said the notaries are alleged to have notarized documents without witnessing the signatures, checking for identification or keeping a registration of their notarizations.http://www.housingwire.com/2010/10/14/maryland-removes-six-notaries-from-office-in-foreclosure-probe