I wrote in the last post about the Statute of Frauds in hopes that you might take a bit of time to review the rules that I specified in order to follow and learn, as I did, how my mind was beginning to learn and process information. I wanted to show you what questions began to arise and why. I want you to be able to expand your thinking, as I had to, so that you don’t do as I did and take any document on its face, as if it were legitimate, simply because it seemed official and it was registered in the County records. This, I began to find, means absolutely nothing.
As we were doing research, and we began to put our complaint together with our paralegal, specific questions began to arise. We were curious as to this new entity named NDEX West, LLC. This company was never part of our original contract paperwork. How could they be involved now at this point? We had no documentation sent to us previously regarding their inclusion into the contract. The foreclosure paperwork that began on Dec. 28, 2010, was sent to us by NDEX West. Yet, who are they? How do they have any part of our Deed of Trust? If they do have any participation in our contract where is the valid legal proof of this?
I thought that if the bank did not comply with the law, in the process of their attempts to foreclose on us, then they are in fact the party that is in Breach of Contract. If this new party, NDEX West, was not legally part of the contract then they have no right to be sending us documents on behalf of the bank. I couldn’t find any points that they did in fact have any right, and I felt that they could not legally prove that they have the right to initiate any part of the foreclosure process. As I have posted previously the rules which govern the foreclosure process, in the state of CA, are outlined in California Civil Code 2924.
(NOTE: Some codes have been rewritten or modified, or have become updated law. Remember to review the codes that are pertinent to the rule of law for the contract at the time of the crime.)
My pressing questions that were keeping me up at night seemed simple to me. How can the bank legally initiate the non-judicial foreclosure process by filing fraudulent information, beginning in the first document, named Declaration by Wells Fargo Bank, sent to the court regarding the foreclosure? In this document, if you recall, they checked a box which stated that they tried all attempts to contact us regarding our breach of contract, but failed to get a hold of us. This was a lie, since we had been in contact with the bank a few times a week for the previous year and a half in our lengthy attempts to modify our loan. We had previously been current on our payments, until they advised us to stop paying in order to better qualify for any modification program.
The bank checked the box relating to the code 2923.5(g) which stated that they had tried ALL of the numerous attempts outlined within that code to contact us, but were unable to. As the code read, that in order to comply with this rule, the bank would have had to comply with ALL of the items within the code. Not some, but ALL. Yet, the bank was stating their compliance with the code 2923.5(g), in that they could not find us. By checking this box in the Declaration, they were stating to the courts that because they claim to have made all of these attempts to contact us, yet were unable to contact us so, that because of this, they could begin the “fast track” process of foreclosure. They checked the box regarding CA Civil Code 2923.5(g), because they were claiming that they were unable to locate us in order for them to allow us to attempt to rectify our breach. So, in their submission of this document to the County Recorder’s Office they committed a fraud against the court, therefore the bank is in breach of contract.
I began to research Fraud itself. As I was doing so, I came upon what is known as the Statute of Frauds. The Statute of Frauds (29 Car 2 c 3) (1677) is an Act of the Parliament of England enacted on April 16, 1677. This rule of law is still active and pertinent law in the United States. It required that certain types of contracts, wills, and grants, assignment or surrender of leases or interest in real property must be in writing and signed by all parties involved to avoid fraud on the court by perjury and subornation of perjury. It also required that documents of the courts be signed and dated.
Let’s look at this for a moment. The contract that we were dealing with was a Deed of Trust mortgage contract. This means that it was dealing with real property. Ok, check.
Was it in writing? Yes, check.
So, then if all assignments or surrender of interest must be in writing, were they? Did our original trustee sign off their interest to this new entity, named NDEX West? No.
Was it done in writing? No.
Did all parties sign off on this? No.
Did the bank lie, or commit a fraud against the court, in their stated attempts to contact us regarding our breach? Yes.
Can you start to see how things can begin to formulate themselves? We are still in the early stages of all of this, but I think that you can begin to see that, in my case, beginning from the first document, that the banks began to defraud the court in order to quickly foreclose on us and not allow us the opportunity to rectify any breach. You can begin to see that the non-judicial foreclosure system which allowed the bank to defraud the court is indeed flawed. You can begin to see that there is no true oversight to the documents that the bank was submitting to the court. You can begin to see that the Count Recorder’s office is not in the position of verifying the legitimacy of documents to be submitted, but recording documents to the county record. They record the document, they do not verify the legitimacy of the contents of the document. That, I began to learn, was the job of the Trustee.
So, the Trustee we had on our Deed of Trust, named Golden West Savings Association Service Company, did not do their job correctly. As the Trustee of record they did not verify the legitimacy of the documents being submitted to the County Recorder’s Office. They were not the entity submitting the documents that were initiating the non-judicial foreclosure procedure against us. They did not legally transfer any part of their right to title to any other entity, namely NDEX West. They did not inform us of any transfer of any of their rights. Because there was not legal transfer done.
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