TUCSON, Arizona (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office has taken action against Hodgin and Hodgin & Co LLC (“defendants”) for allegedly violating the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.
Brnovich filed a consumer fraud lawsuit that alleges the defendants charged struggling homeowners thousands of dollars for foreclosure assistance, then failed to provide the agreed upon services.
“Arizona homeowners who lost their homes to fake foreclosure schemes should immediately file a complaint with our office,” Brnovich said. "This office will continue to fight for vulnerable homeowners who fall victim to fraudulent foreclosure schemes.”
Hodgin and Hodgin allegedly misrepresented the nature of fees charged for its services. In one example, the defendants agreed to take on a homeowner’s mortgage loan obligation but never removed the homeowners from the loan and did not make any payments, the state charges. Because of this the property was foreclosed.
Brnovich’s office seeks restitution for consumers, reimbursement for office costs in the case and attorney fees. The state would like a court order mandating that the defendants pay up to $10,000 in civil penalties for each violation of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.