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.
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.
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.
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 . . .
You told the story in your press release . . .
And in your lawsuit against me . . .
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.
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
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.
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,