Housing is a Civil Right

Housing is a Civil Right

Thursday, December 31, 2015

KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Select Portfolio Lose Summary Judgment on Fraudulent Mortgage to Frail Elderly Handicapped Woman.



6 January 2015 Update -- For the life of me I cannot understand how Plaintiff's Statute of Limitations argument failed.  Watch the new video up top (coming by noon PST) for the salient Oral Arguments and Ruling from the Bench.

Furthermore.... around the same time that the $17,000.00 proceeds went missing, current King County Guardian ad Litem Keith C. Thomson was broke and borrowed $70K from someone in his office.... and Plaintiff Shcolnik can prove she was in Canada at the time she allegedly signed the Note.... Quel Coincidence!



I suggest that something very dirty is going on here.... more information about Escrow Attorney Keith Thomson is coming up later tonight or tomorrow morning. He was in dire financial straights during all of this and he claims in a court filed document to have borrowed $60-70K from his office manager. Hmmm... When I was an Escrow Attorney I lent my manager money from time to time not the other way around... strange. Stay tuned for more on this and the full oral argument in the next few days. As to this video, I love the part when Attorney Glowney says:

"If that's on and you're running video of me I'd like to ask you to stop."

"Of course I'm running video Attorney Glowney I'm a legal journalist in an open courtroom and a former escrow attorney, so that's what I do....."

.......and here's the voiceover:

Let me say this as succinctly as possible. Ms. Shcolnik filed I believe a Little RICO and Quiet Title Action against Select Portfolio MERS and I believe Bank of America after she discovered that she was out of the Country when her alleged Note was signed. 

They have not produced a single live witness to say that they were present when she signed for it, and they cannot show where they disbursed the alleged $17,000.00 in proceeds from the refi. even though the Court ruled today that she clearly received some of the benefit of the alleged bargain because some of her other debts were paid down. 

She claims that she was set in a financial tailspin after she didn't get the proceeds and she claims further that she didn't need to put money into the Court while her case is pending because she is alleging fraud. And her attorney James Wexler pointed out that there is fraud here because she was clearly out of the Country and she is not aware as to exactly what the hell happened. Fairbanks Capital is curious too.... you know Fairbanks allegedly merged into Select Portfolio back when I wash an escrow attorney in or about 2004. See generally this FTC Judgment.
I also personally sought a comment from Keith Thomson, whose name appears on her documents but his declaration does not put him on the scene as an eyeball witness either.... and the statute of limitations has arguably expired as nearly seven 7 years passed from the date of Notice of Acceleration to the date they initiated foreclosure proceedings. Then there is the matter of the patently baseless attempt to Remove the case to Federal Court, which was summarily slammed because there's no material diversity and it was clear as day to me that she never posited any Federal Claims. Let's pick up the action today in Court with little tet a tet with Attorney Glowney and a little recap from earlier this year as we wonder, inter alia, why Attorney Will Eidson has left the industry after several heated interviews with Yours Truly.  I believe he just got tired of pushing fraudulent documents but that's pure conjecture.

Earlier this year.....   and more on the bogus Removal stunt by Attorney Glowney. Funny as hell, the Summary Judgment came to be heard by Judge Bowden anyway.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Are Glad to Say "We Told You So!" About Corrupt NY Senator Dean Skelos Caught on Video Three Years Ago!


Yeah, this week's extortion conviction (NYTimes) does not surprise me in the LEAST.  Take a look at this video from my 2013 journal entry at his Rockville office with a constituent he ignored and you'll see why.  In that case he protected dirty cops and that's a fact. And if it isn't, then sue me dude. Go right ahead with your bad self. See I have been FALSELY accused of criminal extortion by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte when I was NAACP Legal Chair of New Hampshire and that blew up in her face yes it did.  

Fact of the matter is, if I say you are a dirty politician you probably are.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

KingCast v. Quincy MGL 66 10 Public Records Summary Judgment Memo and Affidavit: On Arbitrary and Capricious FEMA Land Use Denial at James Berlo Property.



Councilor Margaret LaForest's Walk of Shame:
I asked her a simple question as to why she never forwarded the emails 
from FEMA's Jeb Killion to James Berlo and she and her lunch partner 
got all hissy with me and ran off like so many cockroaches, claiming I was rude.

What is rude is not forwarding that goddamn email Margaret.
And I will say as much at my Summary Judgment hearing.
Well, not quite like that, but yah, the Court is going to hear it,
and it is all going to be on video.

Now through a quirk of production we don't have the video from today's lunch 
when Ms. LaForest ran away from us, but we definitely got the rest 
of today's discussions ready for upload.
Out and about at Quincy City Hall today..... And as if by pure serendipity Mr. Berlo and I just another new City Councilor, Noel DiBona. He is now about to be educated about Councilor Palmucci telling people I am "bat shit crazy" and Attorney Timmins commanding respect from me whilst telling other Councilors that Mr. Berlo is a "crackpot," when in reality the only crackpot is Margaret LaForest, for failing to forward the FEMA emails that substantiate Mr. Berlo's position that he should have pulled a permit long ago. 



We told everybody about what is really going on here, and how it dovetails neatly with the Notarangelo and Thyng cases. Now I hear the the City is trying to allocate $90K unmarked funds to pay out the Thyng punitive damages on the individuals involved on the Q.T. -- but isn't that illegal? 

Video of today's visit coming soon. 


Ciao.



Whoopsie.... Thyng v. Quincy $420K Jury Verdict.


  You all know the story. From the Memorandum:

Here is some of the Bad Faith, including contradictory and false information from Margaret LaForest, coupled with the nasty and personally disparaging emails from Attorney Timmins own keystrokes below and at Appendix C herein. [1] To quote Timmins, people are being “subjected to nonsense and…. Clatter” even as Mr. Berlo rightly questioned the ability of a public officer to work for Quincy and another municipality.  Timmins goes on in a series of other emails to state that Mr. Berlo is “Beyond the beyond, and… does not know what he is talking about.”   He then states to Jay Duca that he “will work off of your lead.”


Significantly, instead of actually researching the law that became clear after the Jeb Killion FEMA emails (App B), Timmins abdicates all overview to the same set of people who just made the city incur liability in Thyng v. City of Quincy.  Uncanny. But there’s more:  He goes on to label Mr. Berlo – who was CORRECT according to FEMA – as “a crackpot.”





[1] These issues are not dispositive of this case, however the lies, obfuscation and contempt shown against Mr. Berlo do help define the scheme and level of Bad Faith and may rightfully be reviewed by a Trier of Fact – along with cross examination on Thyng v. City of Quincy – to determine punitive damages. At some point these people must learn a lesson.



1.              The Defendants admit at para 9 of their Answer and Affirmative Defenses that this is indeed a “simple matter.”
2.              Plaintiff concurs and states that the heart of the Complaint is readily discernable at paras 13 and 17 of the Complaint that read:


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13: Since that time, on or about 19 October, 2015 Defendant Timmins willfully violated the Statute, in an action that is at once clearly ultra vires and arbitrary and capricious in nature, by demonstrating his contempt for the Statute:[1]

“….Here is my response to your email, to the extent a response is warranted:

The material you want from Jay Duca will cost a total of $55.60.  A check payable to the city of Quincy should be mailed or delivered to Jay Duca, Quincy Building Department, 55 Sea Street, Quincy MA 02169; and he will then produce the requested copies.

I will not be providing any “updates” on any matters…..”
 (emphasis added in case the Court can’t smell how foul this is to start with,
see generally Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corp. v. Chief of Police of Worcester, 436 Mass. 378 (2002))

17: Further, they have refused to provide Plaintiff any updates to his Public Records Request when all he wanted was updates from 1 September, 2015 to 20 October, 2015.

The facts of paras 13 and 17 are not materially in dispute: The Defendants “object” to the characterizations in para 13 but cannot dispute the material facts involved, i.e. that Defendant Timmins wrote “I will not be providing any “updates” on any matters…..” and that they refused to provide updates…. Because otherwise we would not be here, would we?  Of course not. [2]






[1] For more proof of this assertion see further his attitude in condemning Mr. Berlo in Appendix C without ever even discussing the matter with him.
[2] For some reason Defendants’ Answer and Affirmative Defenses failed to address paras 14-21 in their entirety. Matters not denied are deemed admitted, but even if they were not, the Defendant cannot deny what Attorney Timmins wrote, i.e. “no updates.”  That’s really all the Court needs to know in order to make its judgment on the law; the rest of the facts and the Thyna case all go to bad faith and punitive damages that will be assessed by the Jury as contemplated by Plaintiff’s Jury Demand attached hereto.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Present: The Seattle Mortgage Economic Reality Summit (MERS).



6 Jan 2015 Update -- And there it is, folks.... Multnomah County v. MERS et al.... a $9M settlement against MERS in Oregon proving that our claims and arguments have substantial merit. (The problem is that it's an illegal agreement because it allows MERS to carry on with its well-established illegalities.... )The firms originally filed the case as a $38 million lawsuit against Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. and its parent company MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. The county last May filed an expanded suit accusing MERS of fraud and seeking damages of $160 million. 

Though the case began in state court, it eventually moved to federal court, then mediation. “The abuse of the public recording system and failures of the MERS System are not some hypothetical wrong—they are real and have had devastating and long-term effects upon the public recording system and the homeowners who have been its victims,” the county's suit said. The agreement also resolves claims against several banks, and does not say which of "certain defendants" would pay the $9 million.

I will find the case in Lexis or Pacer later today and post it.


The videos: Share them. Will King County Recorder of Deeds face taxpayer litigation a la Downey v. Pierce County, 165 Wn. App. 152; 267 P.3d 445; 2011 Wash. App. LEXIS 2710 (2011) (Petition for Review Denied July 12, 2012 at 281 P.3d 688.... or will they Do the Right Thing? Time will tell.
Streaming interview Saturday 26 December at Robin Koerner Radio Show, hard link to follow.

Tune in 6pm Thursday 17 Dec. 2015 Eyes on Washington (The Answer 1590) for an hour of conversation with Doug, Marty, Marie and Yours Truly.

December Susan Harmon Hour (KKNW 1150) with Marie McDonnell


October Susan Harmon Hour (KKNW 1150) with Attorney Scott Stafne and Yours Truly.



Buy the Wolf v. Wells Fargo McDonnell Analytics Report:

Marie McDonnell is providing an electronic copy of the expert report she wrote on behalf of the Plaintiffs in the Wolf v. Wells Fargo case in which the jury awarded the Wolfs $5.38 million.

The deliverables will be:

Securitization Analysis and Foreclosure Forensics™ report by Marie McDonnell
Fourth Amended Petition by W. Craft Hughes, Esq.
Jury Verdict
Media reports

Collectively, these documents establish the "yellow brick road" that lead to this precedent setting jury decision and there are many pearls of wisdom to be gleaned therein.

Contact a FB administrator or Ms. McDonnell directly for purchase.
The Story shall be told.


Facebook page. The Story is Being Played out in Hollywood with Brad Pitt and Christian Bale in the Screen Adaptation of Michael Lewis’ “The Big Short.” 

The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam McKay. It is based on the 2010 book of the same name by Michael Lewis, about the Financial crisis of 2007–2010 by the build-up of the housing and credit bubble. The film stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. The film is scheduled to be released on December 11, 2015, by Paramount Pictures. Brad Pitt said of the film that “It’s a story that needs to be told because nothing has changed.” Trailer.


  This thread picks up on the older thread in which we addressed the City’s rejection of Marie McDonnell (2014 CV) and her reviews, regardless of her acumen.  We are now working to bring her to Seattle on our own accord. The top video is my trailer for the December 13 Event at the scene of the 2013 Foreclosure and Underwater Home forum conceived by Yours Truly and several housing advocates and attorneys and attended by 6 of 8 Seattle City Council Candidates. The second video is the Seattle Project overview produced by Fred Popke and Marie McDonnell.


The fact that the City refuses to fully embrace transparency is troubling: They requested confidentiality from their own consultant who was engaged to study public documents. They redlined her documents and would not allow her to simply state exactly what she stated to the Jury in Wolf.


The Press Release is below and replicated in the comments at bottom.

Monday, November 2, 2015

KingCast and Mortgage Movies See $5.4M Jury Verdict and SEC v. Bank of America/MERS $335M Settlement Net Commitment from Nick Licata to Schedule Marie McDonnell Presentation.


6 Jan 2015 Update -- And there it is, folks.... Multnomah County v. MERS et al.... a $9M settlement against MERS in Oregon proving that our claims and arguments have substantial merit. (The problem is that it's an illegal agreement because it allows MERS to carry on with its well-established illegalities.... )The firms originally filed the case as a $38 million lawsuit against Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. and its parent company MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. The county last May filed an expanded suit accusing MERS of fraud and seeking damages of $160 million....... 

Tune in 6pm Thursday 17 Dec. 2015 Eyes on Washington (The Answer 1590) for an hour of conversation with Doug, Marty, Marie and Yours Truly.

December Susan Harmon Hour (KKNW 1150) with Marie McDonnell

October Susan Harmon Hour (KKNW 1150) with Attorney Scott Stafne and Yours Truly.
 
At this point we are going to close this thread and move on to the new one here as we address the City’s rejection of Marie McDonnell (2014 CV) and her reviews by working to bring her to Seattle on our own accord. The Press release reads as noted on the new page. The top video is my trailer for the December 13 Event at the scene of the 2013 Foreclosure and Underwater Home forum conceived by Yours Truly and several housing advocates and attorneys and attended by 6 of 8 Seattle City Council Candidates. The second video is the Seattle Project overview produced by Fred Popke and Marie McDonnell.

The fact that the City refuses to fully embrace transparency is troubling: They requested confidentiality from their own consultant who was engaged to study public documents. They redlined her documents and would not allow her to simply state exactly what she stated to the Jury in Wolf.

Above is the full hallway video in which anyone can see and hear that Nick Licata is feeling a heavy hand from certain attorneys (and others) as he and I discuss the city reneging on its commitment and promise to bring Marie McDonnell in to present her MERS audit findings to City Council: 

3:00 -- "No one wanted me to bring Marie." 

WTF... why NOT? She just testified successfully on a $5.4M Jury trial and has provided successful testimony in Massachusetts State Court and in Pennsylvania Federal District Court. Sad to say, but they have completely lost their minds and are offering nothing more than a grave disservice to the constituents they claim to serve. 


Well folks, sadly the plot thickens. There are certain elements within City Hall who claim to honestly believe that Ms. McDonnell is not enitled to say the same thing on TV, to City Council and to the taxpayers that she just told the Texas Jury in the $5.4M Jury Verdict (more) foreclosure trial.  For what it's worth, I have had massive problems dealing with Wells Fargo on settling second mortgages and with respect to mediation hearings..... multiple Bad Faith findings, the works.  They are simply horrible.

Further, and with respect to this specific issue, watch the videos above and below and read my public information request regarding the AG Ferguson's choice of Consumer Law Attorneys and continued persecution of Civil Rights and Housing Attorney Scott Stafne at SCRIBD.

6 November 2015 Update:  December 9 2015 was offered by Councilor Licata and accepted by Marie Miller..... next step will be to command Attorneys General Consumer Attorneys and representatives from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions to be present.  Rumor has it that there is going to be some proposed legislation coming forward as well but I will not confirm or deny such rumors.

In point of fact, just the other day Trustee Rocky MacDonald and had a nice phone interview and he was saying that much of his problem comes from a lack of clear direction from Olympia.  Rocky is a lawyer with a conscience, and we get along just fine because that is how I approached my legal practice and that is how I approach my journalism practice. Let's hope he gets his wish, and stay tuned for that interview coming up 9 Nov.
That's Seattle radio personality Susan Harmon on the mic.
Listen to a half-hour with Ms. Harmon, Attorney Stafne and me here.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Nick Licata today promised me he would get the ball rolling on getting Ms. McDonnell to Seattle to present her findings on the King County MERS Mortgage Review and Audit. Several of us again spoke today in favor of such a development. Here is your back story on the leaked audit and prior attempts. Order up now folks while fares are dirt cheap: Less than $600 will get Ms. McDonnell and Fred Popke here and back. I told Councilor Licata that's the only reason I am always on the East Coast -- you have to plan ahead to afford it.  

Another bystander noted that he said he was going to piss off a lot of bureaucrats but of course eternal vigilance is the price of Freedom. Nick thanks for Doing the Right Thing. 

Stay tuned for Details and video from today's event.


Sunday, November 1, 2015

KingCast Presents: Shoreline Halloween Hamlin Haunt 2015 Stills and Video.



This is about a sense of community.
This is part of what I do when I am not allegedly issuing death threats 
to unscrupulous lying attorneys who don't want to be caught on video.

Produced by Shoreline Parks and Recreation

North City Neighborhood Association volunteers: 
Ken and Victoria Adams, John Fleming, Mark Notermann 

Neighborhood volunteers: 
Elisa Bronstein, Christopher King, Mika Notermann, Anisa Thompson 

North City Business Association: 
Charlotte Haines 

Sponsors: 
North City Neighborhood Association 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Present: Seattle City Council and WA AG Ferguson Public Info Request on Suppression of Marie McDonnell and Scott Stafne Land Audit.


When it comes to the land audit conducted by Marie Mcdonnell there is a focused and deliberate attempt by government officials at the City of Seattle and the office of the attorney general to discredit Ms. Mcdonnell and her consultant Scott Stafne, even though he is busy winning cases involving MERS such as Schiavone v. MERS in Whatcom County. 

I issued a public information request seeking the CVs of all consumer law attorneys and emails between the AG and City of Seattle, as the AG continues to apparently hire only bank attorneys and the city steadfastly refuses to schedule Ms. Mcdonnell and Attorney Stafne for a presentation even though it is clearly contemplated by her contract. So I explained this to John Wright at Piggybank blog, I joined Attorney Stafne on the first of several hours with Susan Harmon radio and I shared this information at the Tea Party open government training day. More videos may be witnessed here and here. More on the AG hiring practices here as I note that I will be seeking a video interview after I review the document responses.

Here's yesterday's action:


My email to City Hall:

To All:

It is becoming abundantly clear that something is fishy in Denmark.  

Nick, you know that our demands to have Ms. McDonnell and her consultants appear is completely logical and reasonable and I can guarantee you I (along with others) am going to become a fixture up in City Council until it happens.  I don't think you want that because... well you'll see.


As such, Councilor Burgess' attempts to pass me off to you don't ring well because many of us have already made it clear what needs to happen here:

Further, many of us believe that it is clear that the City Auditor's Office -- in conjunction with the City Attorney's Office tipped off the MERS attorney that he should attend the hearing, while notifying Ms. McDonnell only hours before (making it impossible for her to fly to Seattle to attend the hearing) that the hearing would go forward on September 23rd.

I shall also await the information the City has with respect to items 6-8 in yesterday's public records request.

Nick, you are leaving office soon. Don't leave under a good legacy: Make it a Great One.

Respectfully submitted,