Have You No Decency, Sir?

Posted May 9th, 2008 by Joe Kaiser

You tell the story whenever you can, wherever you are, to whoever will listen. There's just one small problem with that, Rob . . . the story isn't true.

Dear Rob,

For the last year you’ve been calling me a con artist and talking about my foreclosure rescue scams.

I’ve posted articles, audios and videos of you describing your case against me and my former partners, and you always say the same thing . . . we steal homes.

Steal homes?

Have you no sense of decency?


The Scam Story

According to you, we (1) promise homeowners we’ll stop their foreclosures and (2) “persuade” them to “sign over” deeds to their homes. But instead of stopping foreclosure as promised, we (3) let these homes continue on to the foreclosure sale and (4) claim any overage.

The poor homeowner loses everything, of course, and ends up being evicted.

Sound familiar?


White Knights

This story of yours was repeated in the Spokesman Review earlier this year.

One of those calling for tighter rules is Attorney General Rob McKenna, whose office in March reached a settlement with three such rescue firms. Fiscal Dynamics Inc. and Cumulative LLC, both of Tacoma, and Northwest Assets, of Seattle, denied any wrongdoing but agreed to pay a total of $290,000 in consumer restitution.

McKenna alleged that the companies told homeowners they would solve their foreclosure woes, only to let the homes go into foreclosure anyway and keep the money that otherwise would have gone to the homeowner.— The Spokesman Review
Foreclosure White Knights Targeted


The same refrain

And, you again told the story in your press conference prior to the legislature going to work on your foreclosure rescue scam bill . . .

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And more

You told the story in your press release . . .

And in your lawsuit against me . . .

And again on KUOW Radio and KVI 570 Radio . . .

Heck, you even used our story as the reason for needing a foreclosure rescue scam bill.

You tell the story whenever you can, wherever you are, to whoever will listen. There’s just one small problem with that, Rob . . . it’s a lie.


How many homes lost?

Growing tired of hearing this nonsense, I requested, under the Public Records Act, all documents from your office related to anyone we promised we’d save from foreclosure and did not.

You know, the people you say we scammed?

After all, you’d think there’d be dozens of documented cases of people losing their homes based on the stories you’ve told.


The Real Story

Here’s the letter your office recently sent regarding our request for these public records . . .

Click the image above to see the full-sized letter. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it.


No documents

Your office responded to my request in the only manner it could . . .

After further review, it has been determined that there are no documents responsive to this request.— K.P. Bodnar
Assistant Director
Public Records and Constituent Services

There are no documents, Rob, because as you and David and Cheryl and Renee and Jim all know, the story about us stealing homes is a lie.


Now wait a minute

You tell stories to newspapers and other media about what I supposedly did, and when asked to produce even a single scrap of paper to prove your story you can produce nothing?

You tell the Spokesman Review my firm, Fiscal Dynamics, Inc., was out stealing homes, yet you don’t have a single document, out of the tens of thousands of documents collected in this case, to support your claims?

How dare you.


Enough

I know you’ve repeated the story enough you probably think it’s true. But it’s not. It’s a lie, and it’s time you stop lying.

You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?— Joseph N. Welch
Responding to Joseph R. McCarthy
The Army-McCarthy Hearings

And so I ask you again, Rob, have you no sense of decency?

In the arena,

Joe Kaiser


11 Responses to: “Have You No Decency, Sir?”

  1. Lyal responds:
    Posted: May 9th, 2008 at 5:32 am

    Sounds like slander to me Joe…. Maybe the AG needs to have his feet personally held to the fire.

    Lyal

  2. Drew Hitt responds:
    Posted: May 9th, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Joe,

    I’m thinking countersuit and abolishing the new foreclosure bill for being created under false pretenses. Can you impeach an AG?…. You better make it on Dateline or 20/20 with this story!

  3. DaveD responds:
    Posted: May 9th, 2008 at 7:42 am

    Slander? Libel? Your choice, Joe.

    Being that Rob loves lawsuits, it is high time he lives the defending end of one, don’t you think?

  4. Joe Kaiser responds:
    Posted: May 9th, 2008 at 9:02 am

    As much as I’d like to sue Rob, the AG’s office has qualified immunity and can do and say whatever it wants without concern about defamation suits. It’s not absolute, but it’s a tough nut to crack and Rob and gang know that.

    And, it wouldn’t be a cheap. One attorney we talked to wanted $200k up front. That makes it a big gamble and more than I want to invest at the moment.

    Once State of Washington v. Joseph Kaiser ends and we expose it for the outrageous fraud it is, then spending the money on a defamation lawsuit makes sense.

    And, right around election time, I’ll be suing for the ten plus million dollars we’ve estimated this fraud ultimately costs me.

    Stay tuned . . . you don’t want to miss Joseph Kaiser v. State of Washington.

  5. Frank responds:
    Posted: May 9th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I’m curious to know why Rob and his crew continue to pursue this with no evidence? My guess is they are looking for you to just settle the thing and end it quietly. I’m glad you’re fighting this Joe.

    Rob reminds me of that Richard Nifong attorney who falsely prosecuted the Duke case against those 4 young men who were falsely accused.

    He too had no evidence against them and even withheld crucial information from the defense that would have cleared them. I see similarities between Rob McKeena and Richard Nifong.

    Both prosecuted cases they had no evidence on and both withheld information from the accused. I can’t wait for you to sue the pants off these guys (and gals) Joe. Make them lose their law licenses just like Richard Nifong.

  6. anemonehead responds:
    Posted: May 9th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Joe,

    I think a big, fat, “EXHIBIT A” across the top of that letter would be appropriate for your defense…case closed.

  7. loya responds:
    Posted: May 9th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    You just got “Mckennafonged” again……………….

    Has Rob ever made good on his promise to meet with you?

  8. Tom Tuttle from Tacoma responds:
    Posted: May 9th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Joe,

    As a result of your email today, I was reminded of your ongoing battle. I just spent a long time reading all the last quarter’s posts, and the many links.

    This saga has gone from simply silly in the beginning to incredible at this point, particularly with your very recent posts and their astounding revelations.

    As a RE investor over the last 30 years, I have observed how ridiculous our legal system is. The WA AG’s office has taken things to a new low with this absurd case, not to mention the unbelievably bad new legislation from the lawmakers in Oly. I want my tax dollars back, or at least want them spent on real public issues.

    None of us want scammers out there mucking up the marketplace for the rest of us who have been doing very positive services for folks that are very grateful, and we don’t deserve to be lumped in with the bad guys. You don’t deserve to be libeled and slandered for providing a service to people (who have had no complaints!).

    You couldn’t write fiction this wild. It is possible, when your case gets the press it deserves, that this AG office bungling will be the end of McKenna’s career, and possibly the beginning of some very real and serious charges from the Bar. Unbelievable.

    As for the new law, it deserves to be challenged on constitutional issues, but at present, we investors unfortunately don’t have a level of organization and power sufficient to make this happen. Especially in this new libsocialist era that is taking over the country.

    I commend you for staying the course, and applaud you for maintaining a clear view of the situation for what it is, and for keeping your sense of humor. In the end, you shall prevail, and there will be some good that will come from this. Keep walking tall.

  9. Joe Kaiser responds:
    Posted: May 9th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Ahhh, Tom Tut-tle, from Ta-co-ma . . . we meet again.

    Oh yeah, Go Cougs!

  10. Bruce responds:
    Posted: May 10th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Again we are reminded why the people should fear government MORE than anything else.

    Bureaucrats love of power is what we should fear most. Here you have a AG and his cronies who think, : “It Is, If We Say It Is”….

    Facts become irrelevant. Truth is unnecessary and unwanted. If innocent citizens get hurt, so be it. If businesses are destroyed, thats the way it goes. If lives are and REPUTATIONS are shattered – tough.

    All for the satisfaction and ego enhancement of a few government hacks. This is headed to a very bad conclusion for Rob and Friends.

    He should start reading up on the NIfong case now.

  11. Davido responds:
    Posted: May 10th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

    Commonly attributed to George Washington -First president of the United States

    http://memosphere.wordpress.com/2007/09/15/in-the-words-of-the-founding-fathers


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