Action Taken Against Crooked Lawyers for Various Scams

Allison Tussey —  November 13, 2009 — 47 Comments

The State Bar of California has taken action against 5 more lawyers under investigation for loan modification misconduct, bringing to 14 the number of attorneys who have resigned or been placed on involuntary inactive enrollment since creation of the bar’s Loan Modification Task Force in April 2009.

Timothy Thurman [Bar #216048], 37, Altadena, California, resigned on November 2, 2009, with charges pending following his arrest by FBI agents in October 2009. Thurman‘s practice, Trinity Law Group in Los Angeles, which he started earlier this year, was doing lender litigation and loan modification. He was charged with creating and using a court order containing what he knew to be a forged signature of a federal judge. Thurman allegedly gave the document to his clients, who had sought Thurman‘s help to avoid eviction, telling them to give it to the sheriff, who became suspicious and contacted the judge.  State Bar investigators worked with the FBI in the investigation.

Gary Davidson [Bar #32110], 75, Costa Mesa, California, and Eric Douglas Johnson [Bar #224065], 55, Culver City, California, resigned on November 4, 2009, after the Loan Modification Task Force filed charges.

Paul Lucas [Bar #163076], 48, Aliso Viego, California, of the Lucas Law Center, was ordered on November 4, 2009, involuntarily inactive for posing “a substantial threat of harm to (his) clients or the public” under Business and Professions Code 6007. State Bar Court Judge Lucy Armendariz said Lucas had inaccurately described his firm’s refund policy and its business relationship with Future Financial Services. She also said that Lucas had formed a partnership with a nonlawyer in violation of State Bar rules and aided in the unauthorized practice of law.

Armendariz noted that the Lucas Law Center, Future Financial and others had generated 45 State Bar complaints and 89 Better Business Bureau complaints. The Federal Trade Commission also issued a preliminary injunction against Lucas Law Center and Future Financial Services. Armendariz said Lucas, through his staff, agents and advertisements, misrepresented the scope of his service to clients, collected advance fees under false pretenses, recklessly advised clients to stop making mortgage payments, failed to perform services, failed to promptly refund earned fees and repeatedly failed to respond to client inquiries.

Sean Rutledge [Bar #255938], 34, Irvine, California, who started United Law Group in August 2008, was enrolled as of November 6, 2009, as an inactive member of the State Bar pending further order under Business & Professions Code 6007. Rutledge “promised to help troubled homeowners – many of whom were in arrears or on the brink of foreclosure – modify their home loans and maintain financial stability,” State Bar Court Judge Richard Honn wrote in his order of inactive enrollment. “Instead, he took their money and time and offered little or nothing in return. In fact, due to their loss of money and time, many of respondent’s clients ended up in a worse position than they were in when they originally turned to respondent for help… respondent has engaged in a pattern of client neglect involving failing to perform, failing to communicate, and/or failing to refund unearned fees in 14 separate client matters.”

The Loan Modification Task Force has received more than 1,250 complaints and is investigating almost 250 lawyers. Each task force investigator oversees about 135 cases, and almost 20,000 attorney files have been removed from the offices of attorneys whose loan modification practices have been shut down or abandoned. State Bar investigations are up 69 percent over 2008.

The State Bar has been working with local law enforcement as well as the state Attorney General’s Office and the FBI to address the problem of businesses and law firms preying on people about to lose their homes through foreclosure. Orange County Deputy District Attorney George McFetridge Jr. said coordination between the State Bar and his office in combating “these criminal enterprises that prey on desperate homeowners” has been invaluable. “I’m also thrilled that the State Bar has taken such an aggressive stance against attorneys who employ cappers, split fees with non-attorneys, engage in false advertising and commit fraud on the public,” he wrote in a letter to State Bar President Howard Miller.

Last month, a new law, SB94 by Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, took effect that prohibits attorneys and any others involved in mortgage relief from taking upfront fees for loan modification work. Weiner said the new law should reduce the number of lawyers committing loan modification misconduct.

“I am very pleased with the results being obtained by members of our Loan Modification Task Force,” said Interim Chief Trial Counsel Russell Weiner. “They have exceeded my expectations. Our office has been aggressively investigating and prosecuting attorneys alleged to have committed loan modification misconduct. Any attorney thinking that he or she can commit loan modification misconduct and get away with it for a significant period of time should think again.”

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47 responses to Action Taken Against Crooked Lawyers for Various Scams

  1. There is a group of us here at work that have also been defrauded by Sean Rutledge (Bar #255938) of United Law Group. We are seeking a class action law suit. Can anyone recommend a good attorney that would pick up this case. So far, there are 6 of us that have been defrauded, are in the process of losing our homes & are seeking reparations.
    Thank you!

  2. Now the bar can start looking at Omar Zambrano of Los Angeles, Gary Lane of Santa Ana and I’m sure many, many, many loan modification “attorneys”.

  3. Anyone heard about Gary Lane (Consumer Protection Law Service)?

  4. yes Gary Lane from Consumer Protction Law Service in Santa Ana,CA
    is stealing my money i went there for a loan modification then they wee talking about how they had to go to court and i had to pay thousands of dollars for Gary Lane to go and they never ever ever ever went to court for anything him along with everyone at that place and Maritza Abad and Pepi Abad charge money and steal it and they don’t get anything done and they never go to court like they said they are going to i found out when i went to the court to find out the court date because they never wanted to tell me anything and the court told me that there was no court date for anything..there never was..the bank even told me to stop letting them steal my money because that is all they were doing at that place in Santa Ana.
    They want to short sale your property so they steal your money and dont get anything done so you can lose your house and then they want to short sale it for you

  5. Thank you so much yesmorefraud. Now I have my mind set.

  6. Marina, have you started working with them yet?

  7. Yesmorefraud, not I have not started… They called me another day and I told them I need to do some researches.

  8. Marina, is Antonio or Fabricio the one that keeps calling you? They do that, they call and call and call to try to get you to go to Santa Ana to “help” you. Pepi and Maritza Adad are the ones that charge the thousands of dollars then, they bring up how they have to go to court and you have to pay more money in order for the attorney to attend the day of court. Only thing is, Maritza charges that money for the attorney to go to court when there is NO court date or anything at all. They want you to lose your home so that they can short sale it for you and then they put a lean on your home so that way they make a lot of money off you and do not do anyting to help you. They make the thousands of dollars they steal from you in the beginning when you paid for them to do a modification, then they make more money when they short sale it for you, then they make more money when they put a lean on the property.

  9. Gary Lane, Esq. February 7, 2010 at 4:46 am

    I respectfully disagree with the posting regarding Consumer Protection and Gary Lane. Never have we taken funds to go to court and failed to file a law suit and proceed. Only when a client refuses to pay to continue a law suit past the initial steps, will a case not be further pursued, and only with the client’s full knowledge. We are in court virtually everyday and some days 8 times a day. I suspect the posting was placed by either a poor competitor, or a client who failed to supply the bank with the information we requested, so we could save their home. Either way, the point is, we want to help people save their homes, and anyone who doubts that need merely come and meet with me.

  10. Carol Rosinski March 26, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Can anyone tell me about Financial Freedom Law to help with getting help with our mortgage, are they good company or or someone to run from.
    thanks

  11. Case number: 209TR216347
    Defendant: Patrick Eugene Premo
    Filed: 07/23/2009
    VC 5204A Infraction CURRENT TABS IMPROPERLY PLACED
    Case number: 205TR014402
    Defendant: Patrick Eugene Premo
    Filed: 10/27/2005
    VC 22450A Infraction FAILURE TO STOP AT STOP SIGN TrafficSchool 11/16/2005
    VC 40508C Misdemeanor FAIL TO COMPY W/CONDITION OF A COURT ORDER/PROMISE TO PAY

    dob 3.13.1967
    Case number: 209TR216347
    Defendant: Patrick Eugene Premo
    Filed: 07/23/2009
    Case will be referred for collection
    as of 11/16/2009
    Payment state: DUE
    $ 464.00
    VC 5204A Infraction CURRENT TABS IMPROPERLY PLACED
    11/16/2009 04:00PM Trial By Declaration (in absentia)
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  12. From 1st hand experience I can attest to the legitimacy of Consumer Protection Legal Services and the main Lawyer their, Mr. Gary Lane. He uses the court system against the lenders where there is fraud or violations. They dod what they say they are going to do and results have been wonderful. Thanks Mr. Lane.

  13. Has any one heard of Quest Financial Solutions in California, they help with loan modifications?

  14. I have contstant calls from Cpac- and tried numerous times to get them to put ome on their do not call list. A supervisor, Roman, hung up on me 2 times. as well as several of their operators when I asked questions about their company. I finally talked to an intern who was nice, gave me Gary Lanes name, and now I find all this bad info on the internet about them.
    If it walks like a duck, quaks like a duck and swims like a duck- its probably a duck.

  15. Lori- I am sorry for what Roman put you through, but the good news is Roman does not now and never has worked for me, or my law firm. I understand that Roman works for my landlord, who leases me office space in the same building my law firm is located. I do not know why anyone working for Roman would ever refer you to me but I promise you I will put a stop to that. Consumer Protection Legal Services (CPLS) IS NOT CPAC!

  16. I READ WITH MUCH FRUSTRATION THIS INACCURATE CLAIM BY LADYLAW ABOUT THE DEPT OF R.E. THE CLAIM IS TOTALLY UNTRUTHFUL, AS THE DRE HAVE NEVER WORKED WITH ME, DEALT WITH ME, OR TAKEN ACTION AGAINST ME. ANY SUCH CLAIM IS A BLATANT LIE TO FORCE COMPETITION OUT OF BUSINESS. AND BY THE WAY, NOT ONLY DID I SERVE AS A LAW SCHOOL DEAN, BUT AS A LAW PROFESSOR, I TAUGHT LEGAL ETHICS. THE HONEST LAWYERS OUT THERE, WERE FREQUENTLY TAUGHT THEIR HONEST BY ME.
    GARY LANE

  17. Mr. Lane –
    You were the “dean” of a “law school” that was never accredited by the ABA, is now defunct, and only has 83 active graduated with the bar. So your claim of “frequently” is another of your inaccuracies.
    As for your claim that I am trying to put “competition” out of business, 1) I do not practice this area of law (thus, I am not in competition with you). 2) my only interest in you came from a friend who applied to a job with your organiztion and then was trying to determine if the organization was legit or not. My research showed that you were a master scammer (when a google search of “gary lane” and “scam” comes up with hit after hit after hit – I’m prettysure that constitutes (at the very least) preponderance of evidence enough to know you are GUILTY of being another slimy lawyer.
    And if you’d like – I’ll post the link to the DRE that is evidence of the pulled license of the organization.
    Interesting how you’ve been associated with so many different “named” organizations – another way to perpetuate your scams!

  18. Thank you very much Ladylaw. Great info. “What goes around, Comes around”.
    Can you please post that link? I’d like to warn my colleagues.

    Thank you!!

  19. IT HAS BECOME CLEAR THAT LADYLAW IS THE SCAMMER HERE. FIRST SHE CLAIMS I WAS DEAN OF A DEFUNCT LAW SCHOOL. ACTUALLY ABRAHAM LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES, STILL VERY MUCH IN BUSINESS. BEFORE THAT I WAS DEAN OF A STATE BAR LAW SCHOOL THAT HAD THE VERY HIGHEST BAR PASS RATE IN THE STATE WHILE I WAS THEIR DEAN AND WON THE STATE MOOT COURT AWARD. REGARDING FIRST HOUSING, I NEVER HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM AND NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DRE. OBVIOUSLY ANOTHER LIE POSTED BY AN UNKNOWN COMPETITOR WHO SIMPLY WANTS TO STATE LIES ABOUT US. OR DO YOU SIMPLY WORK FOR A BANK AND WANT TO FURTHER HURT HOMEOWNERS? COME TO OUR OFFICES AND SEE HOW WE HELP HOMEOWNERS. THANK YOU.

  20. Once again Mr. Lane, I do not practice in your area of law, or a bank, etc. And, again, I came across your scam by complete accident while investigating a potential “job” opportunity a friend had responded to. However, now I feel like a dog with a bone – wanting to protect anyone who may want to utilize the “services” you provide.
    You claim you have no connection to First Housing (whose license was pulled by the DRE). I suppose it is a coincidence that Pepe Abed works for both your organization and First Housing? Is it also a coincidence that you have the same address as First Housing?
    As for “Abraham Lincoln” – an online, unaccredited school with bar passage rate of less than 30% (not super impressive) and California Pacific, which IS indeed defunct.
    As for your e-mail indicating 11 “Gary Lane” attorney’s in California, interesting that the State Bar has only one listed – you.
    Truth always wins Mr. Lane, truth always wins.
    Got anything else?

  21. Wish you could help Lane….got nothing left for your type to help me with.

  22. I REALLY DO NOT WANT TO FILL UP THIS BLOG WITH RESPONSES TO YOUR FALSE CLAIMS. YOU ARE CLEARLY WRONG AND EASILY DISPROVEN, EXCEPT FOR YOUR CLAIM THAT YOU ARE NEITHER A COMPETITOR OR A BANK, WHICH WE HAVE YOUR WORD ALONE FOR. 1. YOU KEEP REFERRING TO OUR LAW FIRM AS A “SCAM”. WHY? REGARDING MY LAW FIRM’S ADDRESS, HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF MORE THAN ONE BUSINESS RENTING SPACE IN ONE BUILDING? MR. ABAD, BY THE WAY, IS NOT MY EMPLOYEE AND NEVER HAS BEEN. ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS NOT AN ONLINE SCHOOL BUT THE NATION’S ONLY BRICK AND MORTAR AND ONLINE SCHOOL IN THE USA. WE TRAINED TROOPS IN IRAQ & AFGANISTAN WHEN THEY WERE ASSIGNED THERE. IT IS NOT ACCREDITED ONLY BECAUSE THE ABA WILL NOT ACCREDIT ANY LAW SCHOOL THAT HAS AVAILABLE A MAJOR ONLINE PORTION OF STUDIES. NOT BECAUSE OF THE HIGH QUALILTY OF THE SCHOOL. I DO NOT KNOW THE PASS RATE NOW, BUT WHEN I WAS DEAN, WE HAD THE HIGHEST BABY BAR PASS RATE INCLUDING SUCH SCHOOLS AS KAPLAN, OWED BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE! BY THE WAY THERE ARE 11 GARY LANE’S, INCLUDING SOME IN ORANGE COUNTY. THERE IS EVEN ONE WITH THE SAME MIDDLE NAME, PRACTISING SIMILAR LAW. I HAPPEN TO BE THE ONLY ONE LICENSED IN CALIFORNIA. TRY OTHER STATES, LIKE KANSAS. TRUTH DOES WIN, AND VENGEANCE IS EASILY SHOWN BY THE TONE OF YOUR BLOG. ENOUGH. EITHER VISIT OUR OFFICE, AS I INVITED YOU TO DO, TO SEE THINGS FOR YOURSELF, OR TAKE A BREAK. I HAVE CLIENTS TO HELP SAVE THEIR HOMES.

  23. shameful FORMER EMPLOYEE OF CPLS December 12, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Gary Lane is a crook. Please everyone do not give Maritza or Pepi your money. Gary does not have a teeth at CPLS so he can’t Kick Roman’s ass CPAC claiming they were non profit. But really another sacan of Pepi and Maritza Abad. Pepi owns CPLS, no license, not an attorney, his wife’s broker license was revoked because of illegal loan modification. Now Pepi is using a non profit to scam financially strapped homeowners. I will never be associated with scammers ever again. It is very sad that i used to work there.

  24. WHY WOULD SOMEONE CLAIM THAT MY LAW FIRM, CPLS, IS PART OF CPAC, A TOTALLY SEPARATE COMPANY I HAVE NO INTEREST IN, UNLESS THEY WERE MERELY TRYING TO SMEAR ME WITH LIES? FAR FROM BEING A CROOK, CPLS IS ONE OF THE ONLY LAW FIRMS LEFT HONESTLY REPRESENTING HOMEOWNERS IN THEIR BATTLES AGAINST THE CROOKS, IN THE BANK INDUSTRY. IF YOU NEED HELP IN FIGHTING YOUR LENDER, PLEASE COME BY AND CHECK OUT HOW WE OPERATE, FULLY OPEN, HONEST, AND ABOVE BOARD. WE WANT TO HELP EVERY TROUBLED HOMEOWNER.

  25. Don’t listen to the guy who said that Consumer Protection Legal Services helped him. That guy Jose Vega is Pepe’s real name. Pepe’s real name is Jose Vega which is the one that works hand in hand with Maritza and others .He is saying that his own company helped him, lol. I bet they did, with all the money he steals from vulnerable people. Consumer Protection Legal Services is the same as Comsumer Protection Assistance Coalition . They switch off the names of their business. They all work along with Gary Lane as well. These people are all associated and should be seriously investigated.

  26. CPAC and CPLS is the same business. Gary Lane is associated with both . Look it up everyone online and do your research. They claim that they want to help people and that they are “non-profit” and that they will help you free of charge. This is all a lie because the first thing they do is ask for you to pay thousands of dollars upfront without even helping you with anything. They keep asking for money, money, money, and no results. They just pocket the money and take advantage of hard working people in search for help to keep a roof over their family’s heads. Please Governor help stop people like this !!! Stop these companies and these people from making false promisies and stealing from those in search for help and in search of a loan modification.

  27. Gary Lane is not the true owner of CPLS. It is Pepi Abad. Legally he cannot own a law firm because he is not an attorney so he is using Gary Lane as a front to perform his illegal business. He says he not connected with HOA or FHOA, but he is because Pepi is Gary’s boss. Most workers are Spanish speaking. Their target clients are Hispanics and immigrants whose first language is not English.

    Half of employees do not speak English because they are Illegal workers from Latin countries. This gives Pepi a leverage when they are not getting paid. They hesitate to complain to authorities because they lack valid documentations to work in the U.S.

    CPLS and the new and improved CPAC (claiming to be non-profit) are both owned by Pepi Abad. This man should be investigated by the FBI not only for illegal activities but for hiring illegal workers.

    Employees compose of approximately 50 intake telemarketers, 1 attorney – Gary Lane and 1 claiming to be a paralegal who prepares all the pleadings to their so called litigation cases. Maritza interview potential preys, promises foreclosure reversal but can’t even spell the word litigation.

    Beware people, no attorney works longer than a month. They are not a real law firm. It is just a front for scam. The building is a garage in the back. Go ahead and check it out. They cannot even afford to buy toilet paper.

  28. potential employee February 2, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Although in the above posts Mr. Lane claims that CPLS and CPAC are not the same company, they operate in the same office! Not the same office building, but the same office.
    the Non profit is merely a shell to bring in clients to CPLS. Pepi is hiring attorneys at CPAC to do nothing than get a retainer fee up front for CPLS. The reason they want attorneys at CPAC is because ONLY attorneys can take money up front for services.
    If CPAC is not working for CPLS, then why do they operate IN THE SAME OFFICE, not the same building?
    Additionally, Pepi Abad tries to sign up attorneys to get paid a % (for discretionary bonuses) for how much money and business they can steer toward Mr. Lane and CPLS. What kind of non profit shares in the profit for referrals to the law firm located in the SAME OFFICE?

  29. Than You Potential Employee,

    These people need to be stopped from stealing thousands and thousands of dollars from innocent and vulnerable people. They are running out of a small building with many workers inside half cubicles. They buy leads and constantly call and bother people. They try to convince people to go to their office and promise them non profit help, but then once they show up at their office they tell the people that they do not qualify for the non profit help. Then, they steer them toward Mr. Lane and begin to charge them thousands of dollars for services that are never met. They never show up at the court and they want you to lose your property so they can short sale your property. They are only interested in themselves and stealing as much as they can from people. Pepi Abad, Maritza Abad, Roman, Gary Lane, and everyone need to be stopped! Gary Lane is allowing Pepi and Maritza to run this scam under his license. He simply collects a percentage of the money that is stolen. PLEASE PUT A STOP TO THESE PEOPLE !

  30. Georgia Lemon Law February 21, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Great Information… Please post more… Thank you

  31. California Lemon Law February 24, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Good Information… thank you for the information.

  32. Goku, I guess you are Lanes wife? Why are you getting yourself so irrate? There must be something in it for you!
    Yup, actually, I sold my house. Eventually. what goes around, comes around.

    Now go make me a sandwich & bring the TV remote.

  33. Raul D. your are probably one of those stupid people that paid Gary Lane to “save” your house. Funny you mentioned that you sold your house but a carboard and a shopping cart by the alley is not a house o.k. Raul.

    Now go to nearest traffic light and ask for a dollar B.I.A.T.C.H

  34. The one you scammed and then hid behind your religion November 29, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Gary Lane Is a CROOK dishonest “Christian” as he has stated to me in several emails I have kept from him, I paid $5K and He did nothing but ask for more money, and defended his scam by bringing his religion in, you are a low down dirty man, not an attorney not for the people, you should have your liscense revoked forever. Only SCUM does this to people. Yes, you are one is the same.

  35. please give me a call I received a sale date for 2/7/2012 phone number 2132728630 or 3238555164

  36. CPAC AND CPLS IS A FRAUD THEY TAKE YOUR MONEY BEG YOU TO PAY AND THEN DO NOTHING TO HELP YOU STAY IN YOUR HOUSE EVERYONE GO AND COMPLAIN TO STATE BOARD ABOUT GARY LANE. HE IS A FRAUD ALL HIS COMPANY IS. FAKE PARALEGALS LAWYERS THAT WORK IN THERE DONT EVEN KNOW HALF OF ANOTHER PERSONS CASE. I KNOW I HAD A CASE WITH THEM AND LOST MY HOUSE I KNOW PLENTY OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE LOST THEIR HOUSE BECAUSE OF THEM. IT IS LEGAL MALPRACTICE AND THAT COMPANY WILL GO DOWN ONCE EVERYONE MAKES A COMPLAIN ABOUT THEM. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY LATINOS MOSTLY GO IN THERE AND GET BRAINWASHED THEY THINK NO ONE GETS IN THE INTERNET AND READS THEIR REVIEWS. EVERYONE WHO HAS HAD BAD EXPERIENCE WITH GARY LANE AND THESE FRADULENT COMPANIES: COMPLAIN WITH STATE BOARD GO TO RIPOFF REPORT TALK WITH THE BETTER BUISNESS BUREA AND YOU CAN POTENTIALLY SUE THESE PEOPLE AND GET YOUR MONEY BACK. ALL LAWYERS HAVE AN INSURANCE AND IF AN ATTORNEY HAS FAILED TO DO THEIR JOB YOU CAN GET YOUR MONEY BACK. I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE AND ADVICE FROM OTHER ATTORNEYS.

  37. All I can say is this CPAC or who ever they are, are a bunch of crooks. I paid them $1500.00 up front to help me litiagate a 2nd trust deed to get the balance lowered along with the interest rate. I had one phone call from a employee there through a 4 month nightmare. He would tell me that he couldn’t get anyone to call him back from the bank and he kept playing telephone tag with Los Mitigations. I asked him to escalate this to a supervisor and he never did. So what do I get in the mail last week a NOD filed by Bank of the West. The money I paid them I could had kept up my payments but now I am in a heck of a mess. I have called them and told I want my money back. We will see what happens. This company is terrible all they care about is the money . Oh and the address is Irvine that is supposed to be their coperate offfice is a house. I think we all need to pull together and take this to the higher authorities.

  38. I Maria Becerra encourage homeowners in my situation not to give up faith and trust those who really want to help. I went to CPAC and was very Leary of having them help me, but i was desperate and losing my home. I was already taken advantage of by others but dint want to lose my home. I trusted CPAC and Mr. Lane. CPAC and their entire staff went above and beyond their duties to help me get a affordable loan modification even though I was previously rejected several times and was facing foreclosure. It was over a year since my bank had accepted a payment from me and now my payments went down from $4900 to less than $1800. I strongly recommend any one with Mortgage issues to have faith and trust CPAC Non Profit Law Clinic and Mr. Lane.
    Maria Becerra
    BellFlower Ca

  39. I was so frustrated with my bank after they had strung me along for over a year with false promises of a permanent loan modification with 3 different trail payment plans that always resulted in a final denial. I too was skeptical about letting any one help me because of all the bad comments on the internet. But i also noticed more positive comments and factual case results in favor of many homeowners that Consumer Protection Assistance Coalition obtained thru Lender Lawsuit Settlements. I put my doubts on the shelf and hired CPAC and Gary Lane to represent me in a Lawsuit against my Lender. On my behalf CPAC filed a lawsuit and also requested a mandatory settlement conference with the true Owner of my Mortgage Note not just the servicer i was making payments too. I cant explain how happy my family and I are to finally feel safe because now I will keep my home. They not only got me a payment I can afford but they were able to get $152,000 reduced from my Principal balance and now my balance is what market value. im so gratful to Consumer Protection Assistance Coalition and Mr. Gary Lane for all their hard work and dedication of helping me and my family.
    Raul Amador – Garden Grove Cali

  40. I don’t know where this info is coming from but CPAC is one office that is making a difference. I know first hand because I work for CPAC and we do have several attorneys. And Gary lane is our CEO and has worked under 3 presidents at our US Capital. Has a Doctorate from University of San Diego and had the Highest Grad in the Class. Many of our services are free but other services comes with a fee and we are much less than most Law offices and yes we are Non-Profit and I know not everyone wants to give their services for free but If I could I would help every person that I talk to and if it were up to me I would never charge but unfortunately everyone needs money to continue to do business.

  41. After Losing my house and getting 19 people indiment in sacramento ca. IN 2004 no one should LOSE THERE HOUSE AFTER 30 PLUS YEARS. Why is the goverment no caring and why so long to get them sentence? Who Cares?The goverment did nothing for me.

  42. This task force needs to be expanded. Does anyone know about a company called Real Estate Law Center. They take up front fees but it’s not for loan modification, it’s for litigation. Is this legal? Or is this just another way around the same scam?? Is anyone looking into this new type of marketing and or scam??

  43. GGary lane of cpac works out of his home and has cappers call customers that are in loan payment trouble. They took $18k from me up front to do a loan mod but the agreement was for cpac to sue the bank. When cpac eventually sued in state court for another $18k the case was transferred to federal court and Gary lane demanded another $18k or else he said he was going to sabotage my case. The 4 retainer agreemens were confusing because it looked like a loan modification. My home was sold in 2008 and because of Gary lane I was evicted on 2011 and lost my home, $58k and my new Lexus car that I paid cash for. I am a 79 year old Japanese woman that speaks little English and owned my home for 34 years and lost $550k equity on my home due to Gary lane’s associate lawyer taking a fraudulent cash out from my home. June masaoka at 9370 Larkspur Drive, Westminster, ca 92683 7147423192

  44. Wow! And I handed CPAC 12K stupid me! I had Maritza, Fabricio, and Antonio call me…sad, sad, sad. Then last week I get a call CPAC IS FRAUDULENT.

  45. I would like to see Berns & Weiss mentioned also, the government allowed them, in total 26 attorneys, to collect $25 mil and we got nothing. They failed to follow up on more than half a million people who were involved in this grand slam thank you mam blunder. I am sickened, disgusted and beyond furious. FTC, Obama, at the time Schwarzenegger, Kamila Harris, Mary Bono were all contacted, they all stood/sat by and did nothing. Why should we care this country is belly flopping, they don’t…..

  46. Just ran into a client , that was working with CPAC ” Non-Profit Law Clinic”
    Attorney Gary Lane (Bar Code#50960) Looked him up and found Case number
    #10-0-04457-RAD committed Fraud with some senior citizens by doing a Loan MOD
    and were charged over $11,000 dollars to do a Loan Mod. To put only a temporary patch on their situation, as no significant results were obtained. Now they soon
    will be in the same situation that they were in 2010.

  47. THE THRUTH ALWAYS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. THE SCAMMERS WILL BE FOUND SOONER OR LATER IF PEOPLE WILL JUST FILE A COMPLAIN. CPAC IS SUPPOSE TO BE A NON-PROFIT LAW CLINIC. HOWEVER MY FRIENDS WERE DEFRAUDED BY CPAC AND GARY LANE (BAR CODE#50960) HE HAS 84 COUNTS OF VIOLATIONS COURT CASE #10-O-04457-RAH. READ HOW MANY PEOPLE HE TOOK MONEY FROM FOR LOAN MODIFICATIONS, IT IS FACTS PEOPLE LOOK UP THE RECORDS YOU CAN GO IT ONLINE. THANK GOD FOR THE INTERNET. MY FRIENDS ARE SENIOR CITIZENS, TRYING TO KEEP THEIR HOME, HAD BEEN ROBBED BY TWO OTHER FIRMS, LOOSING THOUSANDS, THEN WENT TO CPAC NON-PROFIT, THEY HAD TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT WITH A RETAINER FEE, BEFORE THEY COULD DO ANYTHING FOR THEM. TOOK MORE THAN $11,000 DOLLARS, GARY LANE CAN NO LONGER PRACTICE LAW IN CALIFORNIA. BUT DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT. GO TO http://WWW.CALBAR.CA.GOV AND ENTER HIS BAR CODE. NO NEED TO LIE FIND OUT OWN YOUR OWN. PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON. GOD BLESS

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