U.S. Department of Justice

United States Attorney

September 24, 2010

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to Hold Two Mortgage Fraud Summits in California

WASHINGTON – Representatives of President Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force will host the latest of a series of Mortgage Fraud Summits on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 in FRESNO, CALIF., and THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 in LOS ANGELES. President Obama established the interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to wage an aggressive, coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. The task force includes representatives from a broad range of federal agencies, regulatory authorities, inspectors general, and state and local law enforcement who, working together, bring to bear a powerful array of criminal and civil enforcement resources. The task force previously hosted mortgage fraud summits in Miami, Phoenix and Detroit.

In the morning session, task force members will meet with the general public, legal services providers and banking, mortgage and real estate industry representatives to discuss trends in the region and the effect of mortgage fraud on the community. Following the public portion of the meeting, the task force members will hold a press conference to discuss the work of the task force to combat mortgage fraud. In the afternoon, the task force members will meet privately with law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation of mortgage fraud.

Participating in the summits will be Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Tony West, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California Ben Wagner, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California Andre Birrotte, Chief of the FBI’s Financial Crimes Section Sharon Ormsby, Deputy Inspector General at the Department of Housing and Urban Development Michael Stephens and Executive Director of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Robb Adkins. Additionally, representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Secret Service, the California Department of Justice and local police agencies will participate in the summits.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

8:30 A.M. PDT/ 
11:30 A.M. EDT
Public portion of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force’s Fresno Mortgage Fraud Summit.
Robert E. Coyle U.S. District Courthouse
7th Floor, Courtroom 3
2500 Tulare Street
Fresno, Calif.
   
  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, OPEN PRESS
12:10 P.M. PDT/ 
3:10 P.M. EDT
Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force members will hold a press conference to discuss the work of the task force to combat mortgage fraud.
   
Robert E. Coyle U.S. District Courthouse
7th Floor, Courtroom 3
2500 Tulare Street
Fresno, Calif.
   
  OPEN PRESS
NOTE:  All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) and valid media credentials.  Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Lauren Horwood at Lauren.Horwood@usdoj.gov or 916-554-2700.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

10:30 A.M. PDT/ 
1:30 P.M. EDT 
Public portion of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force’s Los Angeles Mortgage Fraud Summit.
U.S. Attorney’s Office
7th Floor
300 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles
   
  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, OPEN PRESS
12:30 P.M. PDT/ 
3:30 P.M. EDT 
Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force members will hold a press conference to discuss the work of the task force to combat mortgage fraud.
U.S. Attorney’s Office
7th Floor
300 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles
   
  OPEN PRESS
NOTE:  All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) and valid media credentials.  Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Thom Mrozek at Thom.Mrozek@usdoj.gov or 213-894-6947.

 

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Eric Holder, Attorney General, Chair
 
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