Housingwire reports that finally, criminal charges are coming to robosigners (allegedly) responsible for forging loan documents as evidence in foreclosures.
Gary Trafford and Gerri Sheppard, both California residents described as title officers, were indicted on a total of 606 counts by a Clark County grand jury. The indictments did not say where Trafford and Sheppard were employed.
Charges include allegations of offering false instruments for recording and false certification on certain instruments, both felonies, at the Clark County Recorder’s Office between 2005 and 2008. The two were also charged with notarization of the signature of a person not in the presence of a notary public, a misdemeanor.
The documents, notices of default, were used to initiate foreclosures, according to the attorney general’s office. Trafford and Sheppard allegedly told employees to forge their names and notarize the signatures.
We’re still waiting for a single Florida official to have the courage to call a criminal a criminal and hand down some indictments.