RICO laws have taken down the Gambino crime family, the Genovese crime family, Hell’s Angels, and the Latin Kings and carry treble damages, which is triple the amount of actual damages. The banks named in the suit, according to court documents are Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America, Chase Home Mortgage of the Southeast, JP Morgan Chase, Citi Mortgage, GMAC (now Ally Financial), HSBC, Merrill Lynch, Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company, Suntrust Bank, United Guaranty Corporation, Washington Mutual (now owned by Chase), Wells Fargo, Deutsche Bank, U. MERS was initially established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac nearly 20 years ago in conjunction with several major banks as a means to expedite the loan recording process as it used to be done through individual county clerk offices which was slow, and the founders went ahead even though most states did not have laws that authorized them to bypass the required filing with clerks.
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In line with other states, Louisiana is suing the nation’s biggest banks for bypassing recording fees due in transfer of real estate title, but Louisiana stands out for taking a different route and suing under RICO laws, just like the government does to major crime syndicates.
In the State of Louisiana, 30 judges representing 30 parishes are suing 17 banks, stating that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS) is a “scheme” set up to illegally defraud the government of transfer fees, and that mortgages transferred through MERS’ recording system are illegal as the promissory note of any mortgage is inseparable from the mortgage, which is what MERS does.
The offices employ special agents (criminal investigators, often armed) and auditors.
In addition, federal offices of inspectors general employ forensic auditors, or "audigators," evaluators, inspectors, administrative investigators, and a variety of other specialists.
In the United States, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is a generic term for the oversight division of a federal or state agency aimed at preventing inefficient or illegal operations within their parent agency.
Such offices are attached to many federal executive departments, independent federal agencies, as well as state and local governments. G.) and employees charged with identifying, auditing, and investigating fraud, waste, abuse, embezzlement and mismanagement of any kind within the executive department.
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