Jim Willie – Some significant events are in progress, extremely important developments in the grand pathogenesis that reflects the deep decay and deterioration in the US financial structure. The most recent events pertaining to mortgage loans, home foreclosures, and disclosed fraud carry great potential to open extremely wide cracks in the American social order. Revealed systemic fraud is slowly coming into the open. Civil disobedience has already entered the arena of popular protest. However, the recent events surrounding illegal home foreclosure seizure of properties elevates the exposed fraud to a very clear high new level. This is a boil ready to break open, releasing financial puss. The cases where people have been removed from their homes, even when no bank loan exists (as in owned free & clear), by means of fraudulent, forged, and counterfeited documents, has finally provoked RICO law provisions. Witness organized crime extended from Wall Street, whose roots lie most likely in Fannie Mae itself. The legal industry has finally joined the fray in class action lawsuits. Defense citing errors made have been met with accusations of fraud, quite a different game.
The Racketing Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970 was designed to fight organized crime. RICO has been invoked in class action lawsuits in at least two states in the past month, each related to mortgage fraud, securities fraud, and illegal property seizures. At the center of the firestorm lie JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and GMAC (now called Ally). Little did the USCongress realize that RICO laws might be used to fight profoundly deep criminal fraud on Wall Street. When the criminal activity is tracked with some forensic analysis, the roots are found with REMICs, those perverse financial instruments that functioned as umbilical cords to Fannie Mae in past years, acting like powerful centrifuges. They fed the housing bubble and mortgage finance bubble, each valued over $10 trillion in size. Bear in mind that RICO has been used primarily against mafias and crime organizations dealing with gambling, drugs, and prostitution, where property seizures are routinely carried out. Abuses have been seen in states like Florida, where motorboat owners guilty of owning small bags of marijuana have lost their boats in legal seizure. It seems that selective enforcement is obvious. The target within the crosshairs has moved to Wall Street banks and Fannie Mae under the USGovt protective wing. These are dangerous times.
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