AGs McKenna and Miller team up to fight mortgage scams

By Keith Loria | Aug 29, 2009

Rob McKenna (R)

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline)- In an effort to unite against fraudulent mortgage scammers, Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller are co-chairing a new state-federal task force on mortgage enforcement.

The partnership between the attorneys general was brought about in an effort to unite state and federal authorities against mortgage scams.

"Scammers and opportunists need to know that they're in the crosshairs of a tough, well-armed posse with a presence in every state," McKenna said.

The Republican AG added that by combining their enforcement powers and expertise, state and federal authorities are in a stronger position than ever before to take on equity skimmers, foreclosure rescuer schemers, straw purchasers and unethical lenders who deceive or discriminate.

Additional members of the task force include representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Treasury, Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Trade Commission and the attorneys general of Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Missouri and Ohio.

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