Let's Play Find The Wells Fargo Fraud! - What's Wrong With This Mortgage Assignment? (Time Travel Required)
Guest post from Chunga at Foreclosure Hamlet
Evidence of mortgage fraud time travel.
Here's a hint - MERS assigns to Wells Fargo.
Same day, same person, same notary assigns from Wells Fargo to Fannie Mae.
From one of the comments at the OP on Hamlet:
"So Janice works for Franklin American Mort Corp. in Flint, MI and Assigns the mortgage as an Asst. Sec'y for MERS to Wells Fargo in Iowa, and she has the assignment notarized in Dakota County, Minnesota."
"Then, on the same day, she also works for Wells Fargo in Iowa, and assigns the mortgage to Fannie Mae in Philadelphia, PA and has it notarized again in Dakota County, Minnesota?"
"First, Lets just assume that it's legal to have an assignment of mortgage from a company in Flint, MI to be notarized in Minnesota for a company located in Iowa. And then let's also assume that a company in Iowa can have an Assignment of mortgage notarized in Minnesota for a company in PA."
"Is this sort of behavior legal? Or could it be FRAUD? Hmmmmmm, Flint, MI to Dakota, MN, a mere 581.8 miles apart. That's nearly a 12 hour drive w/o any highway mishaps, oh, and you better have the ability to walk on water, otherwise, its a 688 mile drive under Lake Michigan and over 12 hours. Typically, banking hours are between 8am & 5pm. That's a total of 9 hours. Maybe she should have saved gas and just driven to Iowa. It's only 10 hours away."
Pretty neat trick huh?
There is something very sinister about this amazing time travel. It is my belief that these individual mortgage obligations live in more than one savvy MBS investor's "book." Each manifestation of the obligation is insured against default for the full outcome based appraisal "value."
Each investor is made whole via insurance and thanks to AIG, who of course was caught by surprise, has no choice but to dump the whole mess on the taxpayer. Meanwhile, the "servicer" purchases (for pennies on the fiat) the right to pursue the extinguished debt and seek as many deficiency judgments as possible.
Not to mention the fact that clear chain of title on millions of homes (in default or not) are destroyed. Further, if the obligations fail to make their way to the trusts within the REMIC window, throw massive tax evasion into the mix.
More on the taxpayer-funded fraud is at part 2 of this story: