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Office of Civil Rights was a waste of taxpayer money

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PROPOSED DRAFT FOR AN EXECUTIVE ORDER

DRAFTED BY THE COWTOWN FOUNDATION

AND COREY LEA

REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED FARMERS

PURSUANT 7CFR .126

P.O. BOX 422

ARRINGTON, TN. 37014

1.       Dismantle the Office of Civil Rights- The Administrative Procedures Act allows for the Agency to have 180 days to correct its own mistakes. At any time after 180 days, the farmer can ask for a formal hearing on the merits before the Administrative Law Judge. However, The Agency has more than 14,000 or more pending discrimination complaints that have been shelved as long as or up to 20 years. Even when the farmers ask for a formal hearing on the record, the Administrative Law Judge states that it does not have jurisdiction to hear any farmer with complaints pending before the Office of Civil Rights. Former President Regan exercised great foresight by dismantling the Office of Civil Rights by reasoning that the Office of Civil Rights was a waste of taxpayer money and being used by the Agency to further discriminate against black farmers by inaction.

2.       Immediately return all land foreclosed against black farmers who were Pigford Class Members and did not get a formal hearing on the merits or an adverse denial by the monitor. In addition, all the farmers who lost land and operating equipment that had a pending discrimination complaint that asked for a formal hearing on the merits with the Administrative Law Judge and was denied that hearing, pursuant the moratorium relief provided in the 2008 Food Energy and Conservation Act or otherwise known as the 2008 Farm Bill. The County, State or Federal Court shall immediately issue a writ of possession or no later than 14 days of docketing the complaint or order by the court  to take possession of property by the farmer within 15 days of the Order.

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An Open Letter to Minnesota AG:LPS/Black Knight consent judgement and to demand answers why LPS is not in compliance with the judgement

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Editor’s note:  In reference to the letter below

Black Knight Financial Services is an American corporation that provides integrated technology, services, data and analytics solutions to the mortgage and real estate industries. On January 3, 2014, Fidelity National Financial acquired Lender Processing Services “LPS”, renaming it Black Knight. Wikipedia

11/30/17

MN Attorney General Lori Swanson

445 Minnesota Street
Suite 1400
St. Paul, MN 55101-2131

Hello:

Under the Minnesota Data Practices Act § 13.01 et seq., I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of public records in order to obtain information about the LPS/Black Knight consent judgement and to demand answers why LPS is not in compliance with the judgement.

As you know, LPS/Black Knight was ordered to remediate forgeries and assignments and to notify people affected by the robo-signing of documents.  There is no indication this has been done.  There are approximately 2 million fraudulent documents in the public record that don’t appear to have been remediated by LPS.  Although LPS was to issue corrective assignments- there is no proof this was done.

If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $_20.00. However, I would also like to request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of the MN Attorney General’s public support in combating the still prevalent overabundance of mortgage servicing, foreclosure and securitization fraud. This information is not being sought for commercial purposes.

I am looking specifically for these answers:

  1. Has your office been receiving quarterly compliance reports as required in the consent judgement?
  2. How many people in the state were impacted by LPS’s illegal practices to include fabricated notes and assignments, forged documents or unreliable documents created for the purpose of foreclosing?
  3. What percentage of the funds the state received from the consent judgement have been used to help citizens of the state? Please provide a distribution report of the allocation of these funds.
  4. Will future homebuyers be vulnerable if they discover their title is clouded by a prior fraudulent note, assignment, endorsement or allonge that was not remediated? Plans to remediate? How?
  5. How did the individual servicers comply with the consent judgement? What were their duties to comply?
  6. If you accepted money from the settlement, why was no follow-up done on the consent judgement to confirm that servicers and their attorneys were in compliance?
  7. Why are these fabricated documents still polluting the public records of this state?
  8. I hereby request copies of all quarterly reports and correspondence.

I would request a prompt response to this request.  If you expect a significant delay in responding to or in fulfilling this request, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

If you deny any or all of this request, please site each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.

Thank you in advance.

Sincerely,

Tom Kibler

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