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On Foaming the Court House Steps: The National Mortgage Settlement Race and Geography “... Elizabeth Warren grilled Geithner about HAMP, barraging him.

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1 On Foaming the Court House Steps: The National Mortgage Settlement Race and Geography “... Elizabeth Warren grilled Geithner about HAMP, barraging him with questions about how the program was going to start helping home owners. In defense of the program, Geithner finally blurted out, ‘We estimate that they can handle ten million foreclosures, over time,’ referring to the banks. ‘This program will help foam the runway for them.’ Neil Barofsky, Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street, 2012

2 This graphic captures why the (mal)Distribution of the NMS Consumer Relief can’t be helpfully measured by dollar totals. Costal home values distort the allocations. The only fair measure is the number of borrowers who obtained relief in each state.

3 State Total "Non- Current" Home Owners Percentage Share of National total of "Non- Current" 607,015 Total Borrower Recipients March 2013 Allocated NMS Consumer Relief Percentage Share of the National Total of NMS Consumer Relief Percentage calculation of the Disparities of Consumer Relief Consumer Relief Disparities by HO Count State Consumer Relief Disparities AK4,5030.1%1740.0%-0.1%-453 CA121,951 AL67,7711.6%2,5350.4%-1.1%-6,896 FL28,974 AR35,6470.8%1,0000.2%-0.7%-3,961 AZ14,950 AZ68,5201.6%24,4854.0%2.5%14,950 NV9,970 CA396,7639.1%177, %20.1%121,951 MI8,068 CO50,3611.2%7,0701.2%0.0%62 WA1,406 CT65,0261.5%5,9201.0%-0.5%-3,129 ID219 DC8,8860.2%8870.1%-0.1%-350 VA147 DE19,1960.4%1,2020.2%-0.2%-1,469 MN142 FL596, %111, %4.8%28,974 OR132 GA174,2364.0%20,5993.4%-0.6%-3,647 CO62 HI20,8310.5%1,5970.3%-0.2%-1,302 UT-30 IA25,7000.6%1,0710.2%-0.4%-2,505 ND-189 Sample of the Derived State Table

4 “At-Risk” homeowners uses the April 2013, LPS Mortgage Monitor report of delinquency and pending foreclosure rates, broken out by state. That percentage was then multiplied by the “corrected” state-level, pending mortgage tally included in the Mortgage Bankers’ 3Q12 National Delinquency Survey. The resulting number is a rough take on how many homeowners in each state are “seriously delinquent” or in the parlance of LPS, “non-current.” To arrive at the percentages in the chart above, I took the total number of borrowers who obtained Consumer Relief, by state, in the most recent NMS Monitor’s Report (March 2013) and divided it by each state’s total of At-Risk borrowers.

5 This graph converts the calculations from the previous slide into a number of homeowners who did, and did not, obtain relief under the NMS. “0” on the vertical axis would mean that the number of borrower recipients under the NMS, as of March of 2013, correlates to the number of at-risk borrowers in each state, assuming that the NMS were distributed to each state in proportion to it’s share of at-risk homeowners nationally. By this estimate, while Ohio borrowers totaled 9,593 if there was parity there would be an additional 12,379 consumer relief recipients.

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8 4Q12 Zillow-Trans Union Negative Equity Zip Code Breakouts

9 Criminal offenses against public justice of staggering and unknown proportions To get back to the conduct that created the liability supporting the final NMS Consent Decree, servicers, trustees, lawyers, default services providers, and the banks that housed and/or funded the foregoing parties, orchestrated an historically unprecedented wave of crimes against public justice in the state and federal courts, in order to mislead judges, magistrates, trustees, land records clerks, homeowners and the public. These crimes included: Conspiracy to commit forgery and forgery of lost notes and mortgage assignments in the form of legally baseless wholly “reconstructed” documents. Conspiracy to commit forgery and forgery of note “allonges” intended to mislead homeowners and the courts into believing that the foreclosing entity was legally entitled to pursue a forfeiture.

10 There were uncountable instances of: Suborning perjury and perjury by written, sworn and notarized affidavits asserting facts unknown to the corporate affiant intended to persuade a court to order a legally baseless forfeiture and sale of a mortgaged home. Conspiracy to commit misrepresentation and impersonation, and misrepresentation and impersonation and signature forgery by the foreclosing parties (and their vendors) asserting an elevated legal status and authority within the involved lender-corporation(s). These fictitious “Linda Green” events happened hundreds of thousands of times while servicers and their vendors prosecuted foreclosures across the country.

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