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FTC alleges mortgage relief operation duped distressed homeowners

By Mark Iandolo | May 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 8 that it has charged a mortgage relief operation with allegedly duping homeowners into poor deals.

The defendants allegedly violated the FTC Act and the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule MARS Rule (Regulation O).

The defendants in the case are American Home Servicing Center LLC, Capital Home Advocacy Center LLC, National Advocacy Center LLC, Jaime Aburto, also known as James Aburto, and doing business as A.H.S.C., Marcus Fierro Jr., doing business as A.H.S.C. and American Home Servicing Center, Eve Christine Rodriguez, also known as Elizabeth Davis, Elizabeth Powers, Christine Rodriguez, Christina Rodriguez and Elizabeth Rodriguez, and doing business as National Advocacy Group, and Sergio Lorenzo Rodriguez, also known as Sergio Lawrence and doing business as National Advocacy Group.

The FTC voted 2-0 approve the complaint. A temporary restraining order was placed against the defendants April 13 by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Preliminary injunctions were brought April 26 against American Home Servicing Center, Capital Home Advocacy Center. National Advocacy Center LLC and Marcus Fierro Jr.

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