Nevada indicts two over ‘forged’ foreclosure documents
“The grand jury found probable cause that there was a robo-signing scheme which resulted in the filing of tens of thousands of fraudulent documents with the Clark County Recorder’s Office between 2005 and 2008,” Chief Deputy Attorney General John Kelleher said in a media advisory.
“The State alleges that the defendants directed employees under their supervision, to forge their names on foreclosure documents, then notarize the signatures they just forged, thereby fraudulently attesting that the defendants actually signed the documents, which was untrue and in violation of State law,” the advisory explains. “The defendants then allegedly directed the employees under their supervision to file the fraudulent documents with the Clark County Recorder’s office, to be used to start foreclosures on homes throughout the County.”
The forgeries were produced, the state explained, to enable the company to file documents with the county on the same day they were created.
The charges would seem to indicate that the Nevada Attorney General’s office is not interested in participating in a settlement package being worked out between other states and the nation’s largest banks, nearly all of which have engaged in similar robo-signing schemes.