Monday, August 5, 2013

Colorado foreclosure firm on hot seat

David Migoya
Denver Post
August 3, 2013

Colorado’s second-largest foreclosure law firm allegedly padded attorney expenses, pocketed refunds due its clients and made millions of dollars by running side companies affiliated with its foreclosure work and overcharging for it, a lawyer-turned-whistle-blower has told state investigators.

Susan Hendrick laid out over several meetings with the Colorado attorney general’s office a pattern of alleged abuse and misconduct that stretched out for years at Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, the Denver law firm where she was a lawyer, according to documents unsealed in a lawsuit that would have shielded them from public view.

Meanwhile, an Aronowitz employee said in an affidavit that Hendrick admitted to coming forward with personal financial gain as her goal.

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