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  • Addicts put in charge, drug use common in BBH housing

    Addicts put in charge, drug use common in BBH housing
    Second of two parts; read the first part For much of his adult life he'd been a slave to cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills and alcohol. Twice he had gone through weeks of intensive psychiatric and drug treatment at Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.,...
  • Harford couple duped in mortgage fraud

    A Baltimore man was sentenced to spend 13 months in jail last week for defrauding a Harford County couple in a mortgage workout scam that a prosecutor says cost them thousands of dollars and may have contributed to the loss of their home. Frank G....
  • First Mariner, Hale face future without each other

    First Mariner, Hale face future without each other
    Edwin F. Hale Sr. has always run headfirst into challenges. Walking away is not his style. But after years of trying to turn around the company he founded, that's what the First Mariner Bancorp chairman and chief executive agreed to do last week —...
  • Mortgage fraud prosecutions should be pursued aggressively

    People who are facing some kind of financial distress are often the most vulnerable to fraud. The recent case in Harford County Circuit Court, in which a man was convicted of duping an Edgewood couple out of money he said could be used to reduce their...
  • False signatures cloud Maryland foreclosure cases

    False signatures cloud Maryland foreclosure cases
    Lawyers at two Maryland firms handling foreclosures filed court documents without actually signing the papers themselves, a development that is calling into question the validity of at least some of the home foreclosure cases in the state. The two...
  • Maryland foreclosure practices decried

    Revelations that attorneys at two Maryland firms had other people sign their names to foreclosure documents brought a rebuke Wednesday from the O'Malley administration, which called the practice a "potential example of further mishandling and mistreatment...
  • Tumultuous decades for a housing-aid activist

    Tumultuous decades for a housing-aid activist
    Vincent Quayle knows the corrosive effect of foreclosures well, sitting as he does at the helm of a nonprofit group that helps homeowners in trouble. But he says the current foreclosure crisis is nothing compared to the damage wrought by the...
  • Consumer advocate feared by financial institutions appears in Baltimore

    Consumer advocate feared by financial institutions appears in Baltimore
    On Capitol Hill, some lawmakers treat Elizabeth Warren as if she were Public Enemy No. 1. That's what happens when you're charged with setting up an agency whose purpose is to protect consumers on financial matters — a job that brings you up...
  • GMAC dropping 250 Maryland foreclosure cases

    GMAC Mortgage said Tuesday it is dropping about 250 Maryland foreclosure cases that were apparently "robo-signed," giving homeowners a second chance to save their properties — and raising the possibility that other lenders might follow suit. The...
  • An up-and-down year for Baltimore's housing market

    An up-and-down year for Baltimore's housing market
    Gauging the trajectory of the real estate market in the Baltimore region has become a hyper-local exercise — it depends on precisely where you live. While a handful of communities roared back so much last year that the number of home sales actually...
  • Wells Fargo mails mortgage-rate reduction offers to borrowers

    Wells Fargo borrowers potentially eligible for mortgage rate reductions under the national settlement with big banks are being notified this month, Maryland's attorney general said Friday. The lender is mailing out rate-reduction offers in waves, meaning...
  • The feds investigate the mortgage mess: What took so long?

    The feds investigate the mortgage mess: What took so long?
    In this week's State of the Union address, President Obama announced to cheers the formation of a new Justice Department unit tasked with going after the big banks and mortgage companies whose reckless lending led to the collapse of the housing market and...