Ingham County’s fight against mortgage fraud gets boost from settlement
There was some good news last week in Michigan involving the fight against mortgage fraud. On Thursday, officials announced the state will receive $2.5 million dollars -- that’s the settlement in a mortgage fraud lawsuit filed last year by State Attorney General Bill Schuette. The legal action involved about 1,000 victims of robo-signing statewide, with nearly 300 of them from Ingham County.
Ingham’s Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. brought those to the Attorney General's attention. He details mortgage fraud in Michigan and describes the settlement, what it means and what remains to be done.