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More details revealed as allegations unfold of Stanford Hospitals unlawfully charging Northern California patients and falsifying their records. The case is captioned United States vs. Stanford et al. Case No. CV 17-08726-DSF (AFMx). It is a live case in the Central District Federal Court.

The Department of Justice also just filed in Federal Court a “Statement of Interest” in support of the false claims action (“FCA”) against Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospitals and Clinics).

The Complaint alleges that Stanford is a purported non-profit organization...

An opinion recently published by California’s Second Appellate District — Gietzen v. Covenant RE Management, Inc. — addresses the impact of foreclosure on the rights of a third party beneficiary to a lease.

Facts: commercial tenant obtains judgment against landlord limited partnership; tries to amend judgment to include landlord’s general partner

Yolanda’s Inc. owned and operated a restaurant in the Seabridge Shopping Center in Oxnard, and leased space from a limited partnership (Rocklin Covenant Group, LP) and a related LLC.  Yolanda’s president Rod Gietzen p...

Three officers of a mortgage company have been arrested on a 121-count felony indictment for allegedly operating a mortgage fraud scheme that mostly targeted seniors and resulted in losses of more than $7 million, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday.

The specific counts against Steven Rogers, Robert Sedlar and Audrey Gan include conspiracy, grand theft, elder abuse, filing false or forged documents in a public office and engaging in a prohibited act as a foreclosure consultant.

The victims, many of whom were elderly and in financial distress,sought...

Three people associated with Grand View Financial LLC have been indicted for running a mortgage fraud scheme throughout California, including San Diego County.

The scam targeted many elderly and financially distressed homeowners by promising mortgage and foreclosure relief, with combined losses totaling $7 million, according to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

“Individuals who prey on vulnerable communities to enrich themselves will be held accountable by the California Department of Justice,” said Becerra in a statement released Friday.

Steven Rogers, Robe...

A recently unsealed lawsuit (unsealed going forward from July 30, 2019) in Federal Court alleges healthcare fraud by Stanford and Stanford Healthcare in Palo Alto, California. Stanford General Counsel and Vice President Debra Zumwalt is a named Defendant for her alleged knowledge and cover-up of the billing fraud. The lawsuit is United States et. al., vs. Stanford et. al., Case No. CV 17-08726-DSF (AFMx).

The suit was filed in December 2017 on behalf of the United States and California as an under-seal Complaint. Ms. Juarez specializes in false claims acts and rep...

The largest parcel of land for sale in Los Angeles, that comes with precious grandfathered-in rights to build 12 feet higher than current code, has sold for a fraction of its worth after years of discord and some last minute legal wrangling.

A 157-acre parcel called "The Mountain," sold for $100,000 during a foreclosure auction earlier today, as the L.A. Times reported. To add yet another layer of intrigue to a story that has its share of discord over the past decade, the 'buyer' of the land was the trust who still held a lien on the property. By buying it back they...

Los Angeles County protects homeowners defrauded under the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program, enabling them to get relief from immediate property tax burdens, and supporting the prosecution of an allegedly predatory contractor.

Under the direction of the Los Angeles County (County) Board of Supervisors (Board), the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), Treasurer and Tax Collector and the Internal Services Department, have made significant strides in addressing allegations of fraud in regards to PACE programs that operate across the County.


The Justice Department, along with federal partners, announced today a $7.2 billion settlement with Deutsche Bank resolving federal civil claims that Deutsche Bank misled investors in the packaging, securitization, marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) between 2006 and 2007.  This $7.2 billion agreement represents the single largest RMBS resolution for the conduct of a single entity.  The settlement requires Deutsche Bank to pay a $3.1 billion civil penalty under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act...

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