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The U.S. attorney's office today (March 23) unsealed the indictment of Glenn Steven Rosofsky, charged with running a loan modification scam from San Marcos. Such scams multiplied as people fell behind in their mortgages in the Great Recession. Rosofsky, who was arraigned today, was charged with counts of wire fraud and money laundering. According to the government, the scam worked like this: people fearful of losing their homes would get calls from telemarketers hawking the services of operations called "Nations Housing Modification Center" or "Federal Housing Modification Department." The government says that false and fraudulent statements were used to get victims to pay $2,500 to $3,000 to buy loan modification services. Solicitation letters claimed that the companies had attorneys and forensic accounts on staff to help customers. That was false, says the government. The letters were mailed in envelopes that bore a Capitol Hill return address and the seal of the United States Capitol. Rosofsky had asked others to rent a post office box and office space in Washington, D.C. to give the false impression that the companies operated out of the nation's capital, says the U.S. attorney's office. These techniques are similar to those used in many telemarketing and mail scams.

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SurfPuppy619 March 23, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m.

There have been a whole load of lawyers who have been disbarred recently for these loan modification scams.

I am pretty shocked at how many lawyers would throw their career away on basically a sham.

Here is a guy that ran lona mod ads 24/7-and was a sham;

http://members.calbar.ca.gov/search/member_detail.aspx?x=153389

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Don Bauder March 23, 2010 @ 11:33 p.m.

Response to post #1: Only disbarred? Couldn't they have been thrown in jail? Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder March 23, 2010 @ 11:35 p.m.

Response to post #2: As seen on CNN and Fox and in USA Today. Interesting. Best, Don Bauder

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Ponzi March 24, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m.

Response to post #1: Only disbarred? Couldn't they have been given a lethal injection or faced a firing squad?

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SurfPuppy619 March 24, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m.

Firing squad would have been pretty cool.

There have been a number of these types of cases prosecuted by the State Bar in the last 6-12 months-many more than I could have guessed.

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Don Bauder March 24, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m.

Response to post #4: The state bar considers disbarment equivalent to the firing squad. The bar doesn't realize that there are other ways sociopathic defrocked lawyers can fleece the public. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder March 24, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m.

Response to post #5: The firing squad works unless somebody like has the bullet in his gun. I'm likely to miss by a mile. Best, Don Bauder

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