Friday, October 15, 2010

Maryland Boots Six Notaries Over Robosigning Allegations In Foreclosure Actions

Buried at the end of a recent story on robosigners, The Washington Post reports:
  • [S]ix notaries have been removed from office since August, said Rick Morris, director of charities and legal services at the Maryland secretary of state's office. All worked for law firms that handled foreclosures, Morris said. These notaries did not witness the person sign the document or did not keep not keep a registry as a record as required by state law.

  • "The six notaries involved in this were afforded the opportunity for a hearing in the office of secretary of state," Morris said. "Based on failure or refusal to have a hearing, we removed them from office."

Source: Prince George's court reviewing foreclosures over filing concerns.