Man Sued for Allegedly Providing Fraudulent Foreclosure-Rescue Legal Services

Allison Tussey —  August 13, 2010 — 3 Comments

Sherron L. Lewis, Jr., 54, Denver, Colorado, has been sued for allegedly defrauding homeowners in foreclosure, including the elderly and disabled, by collecting upfront fees in exchange for fraudulent legal services.

Lewis, Jr. allegedly attracted homeowners facing foreclosure through his Web site and mail advertising and informed consumers that they could defeat the foreclosure process and eliminate their mortgages. Lewis, who is not licensed to practice law, is suspected of providing consumers with legal advice on how to combat their foreclosures through the use of frivolous lawsuits. According to the complaint, Lewis’ lawsuits, often leveled against judges, public trustees and even one of his victims, have been routinely dismissed as meritless.

As part of his services, Lewis is suspected of requiring his victims to pay upfront fees for his services, which is illegal under the Colorado Foreclosure Protection Act, and he has acquired an interest in his victims’ properties as part of his agreements. In some cases, Lewis has rented out properties he has acquired an interest in while he delays foreclosure through his frivolous lawsuits.

In one case, Lewis is suspected of advising a quadriplegic victim in Jefferson County, Colorado to file multiple lawsuits to challenge foreclosures on his home and two other properties. Lewis is suspected of charging the man more than $20,000 in exchange for the “legal work” he performed for the victim. In another case, Lewis is suspected of occupying an elderly Illinois woman’s home rent-free for more than a year. When the woman attempted to repossess her own home, Lewis filed a lawsuit against her claiming racial discrimination.

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers made the announcement.

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3 responses to Man Sued for Allegedly Providing Fraudulent Foreclosure-Rescue Legal Services

  1. I hired Fresh Start in 2008 or 2009 to modify my loan on my home. I jus t realizd i noted i lost my home which is not true. don’t know why i said that…i almost lost it. I paid them $1500 to modify and found aut later they were fraud. Is there anyway to get my $1500 back?

  2. I am also a victim of fraud from FRESH START HOME MODIFICATIONS. I paid $1500 in 2008 and have now lost my home. Can you help pleae or tell me what I can do to get my money back? Thank you.

  3. I am a victim of fraud from FRESH START HOME MODIFICATIONS. I paid $1500 in 2009. can u help pleae or tell me what i can do to get my money back? thanks. beverly davis

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