Saturday, August 06, 2011

'60 Minutes' To Re-Air Robosigner Segment August 7

The Palm Beach Post reports:
  • The CBS news show 60 Minutes will re-air a segment Sunday featuring a Palm Beach County homeowner fighting an allegedly fraudulent foreclosure that exposed the now infamous robo-signer Linda Green.

  • The segment, which originally aired in April, led officials from Michigan, Massachusetts and North Carolina to pull court documents bearing Green's name and forward them to federal regulators and attorneys general.

  • Green was an employee of a defunct subsidiary of Jacksonville-based Lender Processing Services. The 60 Minutes episode interviews other employees of the company who admit to signing Green's name on thousands of foreclosure documents.

  • Palm Beach Gardens homeowner Lynn Szymoniak, whose foreclosure is highlighted in the show, said she approaches the re-airing with mixed feelings because she said lenders and politicians have largely ignored the evidence presented.


  • Of particular concern, Szymoniak said, was the May ouster of two former Florida assistant attorneys general who had been investigating foreclosure fraud and the involvement of Lender Processing Services, or LPS. The former investigators, Theresa Edwards and June Clarkson, were forced to resign May 20 despite positive performance reviews that lauded their foreclosure inquiries.


  • Szymoniak is still fighting her foreclosure. An update on her case and the issues with Edwards and Clarkson may be included in Sunday's 60 Minutes episode, which airs at 7 p.m. "Before the initial showing, I would have asked 'How can we get judges, prosecutors and legislators to watch this?'" Szymoniak said. "Now I am asking, 'How can we get judges, prosecutors and legislators to care about this?'"
For the story, see '60 Minutes' to re-air show featuring Palm Beach County foreclosure case.