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Iowa AG Tom Miller Removes NY AG Eric Schneiderman From Foreclosure Fraud Executive Committee

This is getting ridiculous as banking-captured Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller still thinks he's in high school, and to prove it he just kicked Eric Schneiderman out of his clique.

The latest detail on Schneiderman's efforts can be found HERE and HERE.

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Late breaking story from Bloomberg...

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was removed from a state group working on a nationwide foreclosure settlement with U.S. banks because his office “actively worked to undermine” its efforts, the Iowa official leading the talks for the states said.

Schneiderman, who doesn’t want a settlement to block state investigations, was removed from the executive committee of state officials working on the deal, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said today in a statement.

“New York has actively worked to undermine the very same multistate group that it had spent the previous nine months working very closely with,” Miller said. For a member of the executive committee, that “simply doesn’t make sense, is unprecedented and is unacceptable,” Miller said.

Attorneys general from all 50 states last year announced their investigation into bank foreclosure practices after reports that faulty documents were being used to seize homes. Since then, a group of attorneys general and officials from federal agencies, including the Justice Department, have been negotiating a settlement with the five largest mortgage servicers in the U.S.

Government officials are seeking an agreement that provides funding for writedowns on mortgage loans for borrowers and sets standards for how the banks service loans, interact with borrowers and conduct foreclosures, according to terms proposed in March.

An executive committee of 13 attorneys general, not including Schneiderman, and two state banking regulators is leading negotiations on behalf of all 50 states, said Geoff Greenwood, Miller’s spokesman. The executive committee has a smaller committee that negotiates directly with the banks, he said.

Several attorneys general, including Schneiderman, have criticized any possible settlement that would protect banks from state investigations by providing the lenders with broad releases from liability. Those probes include the bundling of mortgage loans into securities.

The attorneys general who want to continue their own probes after an agreement include Martha Coakley in Massachusetts, Delaware’s Beau Biden and Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada. Delaware is also a member of the executive committee. the 50 state attorneys general.

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"Let us all remember who the real enemy is. The real enemy is the Tea Party -- the Tea Party holds the Congress hostage. They have one goal in mind, and that's to make President Obama a one-term president," Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) said at a Miami town hall with constituents.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/08/23/dem_congresswoman_the_real_enemy_is_the_tea_party.html
Aug 24, 2011 at 1:19 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
What these banksters are doing is unleashing hell on earth and this Iowa AG would have us believe is that after we forgive them of robbing us that they will help homeowners. What like the last time?! What an asshole! Does anybody sane and intelligent still believe this shit!?
Aug 24, 2011 at 5:46 AM | Unregistered Commenterbob
What happened to Iowa? Miller didn't respond to questions so everyone went home?
Aug 24, 2011 at 9:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterHoward T. Lewis III
Thanks john. Great link.
Aug 24, 2011 at 11:07 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
U.S. banks offered deal over lawsuits: report

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/06/us-banks-deal-idUSTRE7850MK20110906

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The talks aim to settle allegations that banks including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Ally Financial, seized the homes of delinquent borrowers and broke state laws by employing so-called "robosigners," workers who signed off on foreclosure documents en masse without reviewing the paperwork.

The FT, citing five people with direct knowledge of the discussions, said state prosecutors have proposed settlement language in the "robosigning" cases that also might release the companies from legal liability for wrongful securitization practices.

A spokesman for Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who is leading states' negotiations with the banks, denied any deal has been offered on securitization.
Sep 6, 2011 at 8:16 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn

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