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Ariel Castro Taken Off Suicide Watch At Ohio Jail

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 08.05.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND — The Ohio man jailed on charges he held three women captive and raped them over a decade in his Cleveland house is no longer seen as ...

John O'Brien MA Registry of Deeds: AG Tom Miller Should Step Down

Richard Zombeck | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Richard Zombeck

John O'Brien, Registry of Deeds for Southern Essex County in Massachusetts is asking that Tom Miller, Iowa Attorney General, step down. Miller is the lead AG in the controversial settlement with the big banks on mortgage servicing fraud.

'A Christmas Story' Star Finds Dead Body In Chicago Hotel

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

A former child actor best known for his performance as Ralphie in the holiday classic "A Christmas Story" came upon the dead body of a former colleagu...

Mass AG Martha Coakley will not Join in Giving MERS and Banks a Deal

Richard Zombeck | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business
Richard Zombeck

Homeowner advocates and activists have long argued that mortgages transferred via the MERS system but not recorded with local registries of deeds are invalid. And now Martha Coakley agrees.

Mass Register John O'Brien's Presentation Draws Crowd of Recorders in Atlantic City

Richard Zombeck | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business
Richard Zombeck

An audit examining assignments of mortgage recorded in the Essex Southern District Registry of Deeds issued to and from JPMorgan Chase Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America during 2010 found that 75% of assignments of mortgage are invalid.

MASS Registry of Deeds: A Household Name in Foreclosure Households

Richard Zombeck | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Richard Zombeck

With the exception of Elizabeth Warren, there are very few heroes fighting for the little guy when it comes to consumer rights and mortgage malpractice.

County Register of Deeds Picks Fight with MERS

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Zombeck

Assuming an average of 500 mortgages per week, this year alone, Southern Essex County has lost a potential $1.95 million in recording fees because of the MERS system of "avoiding" recording assignments.