DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced on Tuesday that he has ordered a Denver man to stop providing foreclosure-relief services in Colorado.
Sherron L. Lewis, Jr., is the subject of an injunction by a Jefferson County District Court judge. The injunction requires Lewis to pay more than $76,000 in restitution to those he allegedly defrauded. The injunction also bars Lewis from doing further business in Colorado.
A lawsuit Suthers filed against Lewis last month alleged Lewis informed consumers through mail advertising and his Web site, Illegalforeclosures.com, that they could stop the foreclosure process and eliminate their mortgages.
Lewis allegedly promised consumers he could stop pending foreclosures and eliminate their mortgages all together once given an up-front fee.
Upon receiving the money, the complaint alleges, Lewis would help consumers file legal challenges. These legal challenges, however, were all dismissed for having no merit.
As part of his deals with consumers, Lewis would then acquire an interest in his victims' properties, often renting out the homes or living in them while delaying foreclosures with legal challenges, Suthers claims.