This was just reported on CBS, you might remember this fighting woman and what she accomplished from an earlier CBS 60min report.
She joins the 1%, here's hoping she puts it to real good use and continues the activism!!
A cut from the updated report:
March 14, 2012 - When we first met Lynn Szymoniak on 60 Minutes last year, she was an angry homeowner facing foreclosure. Now, Szymoniak is walking away with an $18 million settlement after blowing the whistle on a "robo-signing" fraud that she says was perpetrated by some of the nation's largest mortgage companies.The video of tonights report isn't up yet, this is the 60min earlier report:
Szymoniak described her win as "a little surreal," speaking by phone to 60 Minutes yesterday.
"Robo-signing" is the illegal practice of forging mortgage documents. As 60 Minutes learned in its investigation last year (video below), the documents underpinning homeowners' mortgages are sometimes missing or nonexistent. Banks need such documents to foreclose on a homeowner, so some banks have resorted to fraud: creating phony or "robo-signed" paperwork to throw people out of their homes.
Szymoniak uncovered the "robo-signing" fraud while fighting to save her Florida home from foreclosure. After receiving what she considered to be fake paperwork from her bank, Szymoniak -- a lawyer and fraud investigator -- began investigating tens of thousands of documents in other foreclosure cases that appeared to be falsified. read more>>>
Here's the updated video from tonights show:
A Whistleblower that's getting her due!
Kudo's and despite the problems some are having lets hope that doesn't bring in the fear the controllers really really want!!