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How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud
Publisher: The New Press
Year Published: 2016
Pages: 400pp Price: 27.95 ISBN: 978-1-62097-158-1
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX19758
The account of how a car dealership worker, a nurse, and a forensic expert discovered the foreclosure fraud perpetrated by America's biggest banks.
From the Publisher:
In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history -- a scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street. They called it foreclosure fraud: millions of families were kicked out of their homes based on false evidence by mortgage companies that had no legal right to foreclose.
Lisa Epstein, Michael Redman, and Lynn Szymoniak did not work in government or law enforcement. They had no history of anticorporate activism. Instead they were all foreclosure victims, and while struggling with their shame and isolation they committed a revolutionary act: closely reading their mortgage documents, discovering the deceit behind them, and building a movement to expose it.
Fiscal Times columnist David Dayen recounts how these ordinary Floridians challenged the most powerful institutions in America armed only with the truth -- and for a brief moment brought the corrupt financial industry to its knees.