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Foreclosure Fraud | Lender Processing Services Robo-signer Whisleblower Found Dead in Nevada
http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/foreclosure-fraud-lender-processing-services-robo-signer-whisleblower-found-dead-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.

(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: collapse; default; economy; foreclosure; realestate
Faced up to 1 year in jail and commits suicide? Yeah right.
1 posted on 01/23/2012 5:57:05 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

It sounds like the “detectives” haven’t ruled out terrorism though.


2 posted on 01/23/2012 6:03:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (For the first time in my adult life, I am ashamed of an American president.)
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To: Orange1998

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.


3 posted on 01/23/2012 6:03:59 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of Islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Orange1998

She could also felt she was ruined and losing everything she had. People have killed themselves over a lot less than that.


4 posted on 01/23/2012 6:03:59 PM PST by brewguru
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To: Orange1998

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.


5 posted on 01/23/2012 6:05:13 PM PST by Fee
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To: Orange1998

Lead poisoning.


6 posted on 01/23/2012 6:08:06 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Orange1998

Some people commit suicide when facing no time in jail at all.


7 posted on 01/23/2012 6:11:26 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Orange1998

Alien abduction...then indecision and rejection, perhaps.


8 posted on 01/23/2012 6:13:35 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Orange1998

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.


9 posted on 01/23/2012 6:14:08 PM PST by gaijin
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To: LyinLibs

Who killed Kirov, comrade?


10 posted on 01/23/2012 6:23:13 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Preparation ZOT, for prompt relief from annoying romnoids.)
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To: LyinLibs

“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...


11 posted on 01/23/2012 6:30:26 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: LyinLibs
It’s called Death by Democrat. The SEIU/Teamster 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!

12 posted on 01/23/2012 6:35:32 PM PST by mongo141
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To: Orange1998

Since she was not found in the desert with five aces in her hand, suicide!


13 posted on 01/23/2012 6:35:42 PM PST by Loyal Sedition
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To: mongo141

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).


14 posted on 01/23/2012 6:49:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: BobL; LyinLibs

Add Ron Brown to the questionable list.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 7:17:08 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Or she just had a heart attack over the idea of going to jail (and maybe the guilt).

Doubt it since she was the whistle blower, they are not cowards.

16 posted on 01/23/2012 7:21:38 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: LyinLibs
Add Freddie Mac CFO David Kellermann
17 posted on 01/23/2012 7:32:03 PM PST by opentalk
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To: HiTech RedNeck

We need Gil Grisssom back to investigate...


18 posted on 01/23/2012 7:37:39 PM PST by az_gila
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To: Orange1998

Hey the original publication date of this article is from November. Here I thought we had another one dead from “Natural Causes”.


19 posted on 01/23/2012 7:38:11 PM PST by Revel
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To: Revel

Wow.... Found the article thinking it was current. Sorry.


20 posted on 01/23/2012 8:09:45 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“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.


21 posted on 01/23/2012 10:08:22 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Orange1998

Suicide - the ultimate in self criticism.


22 posted on 01/24/2012 2:44:47 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Orange1998
With circumstances like this they immediately rule out homicide. Are these people that stupid or are they involved in a cover up? Homicide can be done in ways that are hard to detect and take time and forensics to discover. This death clearly should be highly investigated.
23 posted on 01/24/2012 5:00:52 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Orange1998

I wonder if, as per normal in these “situations”, she was instantly cremated?


24 posted on 01/24/2012 5:05:48 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

Strange how the police allude to suicide before complete investigation.


25 posted on 01/24/2012 5:16:44 PM PST by Orange1998
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