BETH COTTRELLBETH COTTRELL CHASE HOME FINANCE
REFERRAL OF CHASE HOME MORTGAGE AND MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. TO FEDERAL PROSECUTOR:
Secretary Brunner, in two letters dated Aug. 11, 2010 and Sept. 1, 2010, referred matters of alleged notary abuse in thousands of home mortgage foreclosures by Chase Home Mortgage and the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. to U.S. District Attorney Steven Dettelbach in Cleveland. Citing two depositions, (one & two) of Chase employee Beth Cottrell, taken in Columbus in May of 2010, and a deposition of MERS Secretary and Treasurer, William Hultman taken in New Jersey in April of 2010. These depositions contain sworn testimony that at Chase Home Mortgage, 18,000 documents per month are executed and notarized per month by eight people, with admissions that:
- it is the notary and not the document signer who gives an oath who fills in numbers in the affidavits used in court ordered foreclosures,
- no oath is administered for the signing of each document,
- notarized documents are not verified by the person signing and giving oath that they have personal knowledge of the contents of the documents, but rather, signers are relying on verification by others,
- documents are signed in bulk and notarized in bulk separately,
- notaries know this at the time they notarize documents in this process.
It's persons like Ohio Secretary Brunner, and others including home owners that will continue to fight these fraudulent practices, and stop the foreclosure of good American home owners.