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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fun Game: Could Your AG Be Bothered to Compose Her Own Quotes?

Today's foreclosure fraud settlement apparently came with a handy press release template for all the State AGs.  Someone leaked it.  Compare the template to what your AG announces by running a Google news search.  It's fun!

Here's part of the template:

“This agreement is very significant in how it addresses the fraud that these banks committed against many homeowners across our state,” said ___.“This agreement not only provides much needed relief to (STATE) borrowers,but it also puts a stop to many of the bad behaviors that contributed to the mortgage mess in our state and across the country.”

And by God, here's News 8 KCCI.com in Des Moines, Iowa, with a hard-hitting report quoting AG Tom Miller on the deal:

"This agreement is very significant in how it addresses the fraud that these  banks committed against many homeowners across Iowa," said Miller.  "This  agreement not only provides badly needed relief to Iowa borrowers, but it also  puts a stop to many of the bad behaviors that contributed to the mortgage mess  throughout Iowa and across the country." 

"in how"?  Come on, fake quote generators --you're making the AGs look bad!

Makes you wonder if robo-signing really seemed that bad to the AGs.

If you find a similar quote from your AG, post it in the comments!

Mark A. Edwards

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I'm happy to add that Minnesota's Attorney General, Lori Swanson, a William Mitchell alum, did in fact produce her own careful analysis of the deal.

Way to represent, Lori.

Posted by: Mark A. Edwards | Feb 9, 2012 8:47:24 AM

And now comes Alabama AG Luther Strange, with this important insight:

"'This agreement not only provides much needed relief to Alabama borrowers, but it also puts a stop to many of the bad behaviors that contributed to the mortgage mess in our state and across the country,” said Attorney General Strange."

Thank you for that report, Fox10tv.com.

Posted by: Mark A. Edwards | Feb 9, 2012 9:19:44 AM

An important bulletin from new Hampshire:

“This agreement is very significant in how it addresses the fraud that these banks committed against many homeowners across our state,” said Attorney General Delaney. “This agreement not only provides much needed relief to New Hampshire borrowers, but it also puts a stop to many of the bad behaviors that contributed to the mortgage mess in our state and across the country.”

Posted by: Mark A. Edwards | Feb 9, 2012 10:46:22 AM

Late-breaking news from Rhode Island's AG, with his analysis of the deal:

“This agreement provides much needed relief to Rhode Island borrowers, and also puts a stop to many of the bad behaviors that contributed to the mortgage mess in our state and across the country,” said Attorney General Kilmartin.

Kudos to Gilmartin for editing out that awkward "in how" senetence!

Posted by: Mark A. Edwards | Feb 9, 2012 10:54:20 AM

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