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Michigan AG Files Felony Charge Against Ex-President of DocX

Lorraine Brown's legal drama continues as Michigan attorney general ""Bill Schuette"":http://www.michigan.gov/ag/ announced the filing of a felony charge against the former DocX president.

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Brown is being charged with one count of conducting criminal enterprises (racketeering) for her alleged role in authorizing the fraudulent signing of mortgage documents filed in the state. The felony charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

According to a release from Schuette's office, the attorney general launched an investigation after county officials across Michigan reported suspicions of forgery after a 60 Minutes broadcast revealed the name ""Linda Green"" had been signed on thousands of mortgage documents in several styles of handwriting. Officials reviewed their files and found similar documents.

""Shortcuts like robo-signing are just one piece of the mortgage foreclosure crisis,"" Schuette said. ""Our investigation remains ongoing, and we will bring to justice every lawbreaker we find.""
Arrangements are being made for Brown to surrender to Michigan authorities. Schuette noted that although the charges address Brown's alleged role in the scheme, his office's overall investigation into robo-signing remains ongoing.

""Earlier in the month"":http://www.themreport.com/articles/former-docx-president-pleads-guilty-to-charges-in-robo-signing-scheme-2012-11-21, Brown agreed to a plea deal in Missouri over the company's robo-signing practices. She also pleaded guilty in a Florida court to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Her sentencing date has not been set in that case.

About Author: Tory Barringer

Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington's student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News' sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news.
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