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Wednesday
Jan262011

Notaries Plead the Fifth Amid Accusations of Fraud in Foreclosures

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) – Problems with notaries are just the most recent in a string of legal issues with foreclosure documents.

The recent accusations against notaries have caused 18 present and past notaries to plead the fifth in foreclosure cases, reports The Daily Record.

The most common problem being uncovered with the notarized documents are the certifications that say the notary witnessed a signature, even when they didn’t.

The fraudulent notaries have been an issue for home buyers as foreclosures have been dismissed due to the false documents. Such notaries, however, have yet to face prosecution.

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