Rally and Press Conference at Worcester County Courthouse on 3/12

Wronged Homeowners to Submit Video Proof of Criminal Fraud by Mega-Banks to Worcester District Attorney

Worcester, March 12, 2018, 12:30 pm – Rally and Press Conference in front of Worcester County Courthouse, 225 Main St by homeowner-members and supporters of the Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team (WAFT).

“WAFT has protested many dozens of auctions where the Banks swear to actions to foreclose and we have footage that shows that their documents in the Registry of Deeds are not true!” said Felix Kangaru, whose evidence and the recorded documents were among those submitted.

Members shared stories of the nightmare of foreclosures and homes taken on the basis of lies and what they now understand are criminally untrue registry filings. They have available samples of video evidence that the documents recorded at the Worcester Registry of Deeds falsely swear to the opposite of what actually happened at their auctions.

Following the Press Conference, WAFT members will be delivering 24 videos and almost 30 examples of criminally fraudulent foreclosure document recordations to the Worcester County DA, in addition to affidavits from homeowners swearing that no one had shown up at their auction, despite documents filed at the Registry swearing they had. Press is invited to enter the courthouse and film the submission of the evidence.

According to Grace Ross, Organizer for the Mass Alliance Against Predatory Lending, many more cases of auction fraud will be submitted as members continue to collate their evidence of what happened and connect it with the perjured documents being filed at the Registry of Deeds.

With hundreds of Massachusetts home auctions continuing monthly, the centrality of these untruthful recordations, according to Ms. Ross, is that “these documents are entered into the Registry of Deeds with the explicit and sole purpose of being the legal basis of claiming a foreclosure of someone’s home. These are legal requirements to record certain information as sole proof of a certain type of foreclosure, but in many dozens of cases we have found (and can show) the “witnessed” and notarized documents are a direct and outright lie.”

Chris Horton, Volunteer Outreach Coordinator for WAFT, explained: “We’re trying to bring the world’s attention to the fact that the mega-banks and mortgage companies routinely lie in Registry documents; these are each a criminal offense.  We’re very excited that these are at least being looked at by our DA and that the Registrar of Deeds is also looking.”

Nunciata Sullivan of Charlton put it bluntly: “Everything about this process is so unfair, lawyers with pieces of paper full of lies show up claiming our homes, the biggest investment in our lives, homes we worked and struggled and fought for. The judge barely looks at the papers and says: ‘fine, here, take the house.’  It has to stop.”

Mr. Horton continued: “We encourage folks to stand with their neighbors against these illegal activities, and we urge those facing problems with a mortgage that could lead to a foreclosure to get in touch with us immediately. We have a clinic every Monday night at 6pm at our new office at 70 James St., #129B.”


The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) is a coalition of over 60 housing counseling agencies, legal services groups, social service agencies, and community-based social action groups that have joined together to address the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts. MAAPL collects and distributes timely information on the foreclosure crisis and its effects to the public and to its member groups, drafts and supports legislation that provides important protections to homeowners and tenants facing foreclosure and eviction, documents the impact of the foreclosure crisis on local communities, networks with related organizations throughout the Commonwealth, and provides tools and information to help people navigate the legal system and advocate on their own behalf more effectively when challenging a foreclosure or eviction in court
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