Skip to comments.Foreclosure Fraud | Lender Processing Services Robo-signer Whisleblower Found Dead in Nevada
Posted on 01/23/2012 5:56:59 PM PST by Orange1998
A notary public who signed tens of thousands of false documents in a massive foreclosure scam before blowing the whistle on the scandal has been found dead in her Las Vegas home.
NBC station KSNV of Las Vegas reported that the woman, Tracy Lawrence, 43, was scheduled to be sentenced Monday morning after she pleaded guilty this month to notarizing the signature of an individual not in her presence. She failed to show up for her hearing, and police found her body at her home later in the day.
It could not immediately be determined whether Lawrence, who faced up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000, died of suicide or of natural causes, KSNV reported. Detectives said they had ruled out homicide.
Lawrence came forward earlier this month and blew the whistle on the operation, in which title officers Gary Trafford, 49, of Irvine, Calif., and Geraldine Sheppard, 62, of Santa Ana, Calif. who worked for a Florida processing company used by most major banks to process repossessions allegedly forged signatures on tens of thousands of default notices from 2005 to 2008.
Trafford and Sheppard were charged two weeks ago with 606 counts of offering false instruments for recording, false certification on certain instruments and notarization of the signature of a person not in the presence of a notary public. You can read a .pdf version of their indictment here.
Rest from MSNBC here...
Detectives said they had ruled out homicide but they also said it could be weeks before investigators know how 43-year-old Tracy Lawrence died.
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It sounds like the “detectives” haven’t ruled out terrorism though.
She died the same way Obama’s 3 gay church buddies died in Chicago.
She died the same way Sen Feinstein’s campaign advisor dieda at home after going “missing” for 2 weeks.
She died the same way Vince Foster died.
It’s called Death by Democrat. The SEIU/Teamster department.
Welcome to Chicago. Welcome to Communism.
She could also felt she was ruined and losing everything she had. People have killed themselves over a lot less than that.
Desperate bankers can be ruthless. Look up William Black and the S&L crisis. He was the fed regulator that closed Lincoln S&L after he found massive discrepancies in their books. Keating the CEO actually threaten Black and as the gov closed in on Keating it was rumored that he actually paid for a hit.
Some people commit suicide when facing no time in jail at all.
Alien abduction...then indecision and rejection, perhaps.
They offered her money to take the rap for higher-ups. But she’s a loose end —she still knew the truth of their arrangement so they still felt vulnerable.
So they got her collusion —then murdered her to, “clean up” the situation.
It’s a fair bet that the technicals of the death scene are probably are better in order than Fort Marcey Park.
Who killed Kirov, comrade?
“She died the same way...”
You forgot Barbara Wise. She decided to drop dead just before Thanksgiving in her high-level DC office, working for (I think) the Commerce Department...
Welcome to Chicago. Welcome to Communism.”
Well pretty soon its going to be “Nacht und Nebel” ie. (night and fog) for those who don't understand German..at the rate things are going. Even members members of my own family cannot understand the hate and loathing I now have for the present gov. of this country, Talk about a bunch of self serving, no good lying, thieving SOB’s Revolution ver. 2.0 is on its way!
Since she was not found in the desert with five aces in her hand, suicide!
An exotic murder that left no traces? If suicide was believed, that would count as homicide too or would it?
Or she just had a heart attack over the idea of going to jail (and maybe the guilt).
Add Ron Brown to the questionable list.
Doubt it since she was the whistle blower, they are not cowards.
We need Gil Grisssom back to investigate...
Hey the original publication date of this article is from November. Here I thought we had another one dead from “Natural Causes”.
Wow.... Found the article thinking it was current. Sorry.
“If suicide was believed, that would count as homicide too or would it?”
Yeah, it seems kind of strange to narrow it down to natural causes or suicide. How could you rule out homicide, unless you know, you were just RULING IT OUT.
Suicide - the ultimate in self criticism.
I wonder if, as per normal in these “situations”, she was instantly cremated?
Strange how the police allude to suicide before complete investigation.