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Don't cut legal aid to the poor
An elderly mother faced foreclosure, an all too common problem for many. What was uncommon about this particular case was that the state of this mother's financial affairs was not her own doing. The woman's daughter refinanced her mortgage several times, forging signatures and pocketing thousands of dollars. Foreclosure proceedings were filed, and with notary acknowledgment of each signature, this unsuspecting mother came very near to losing her home.
April 15, 2012