Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cops Cuff, Haul Away 75-Year Old Foreclosed, Booted Homeowner After She Paid Attorney $5K & Followed His 'Legal' Advice To Break Back Into Premises

In Mill Valley, California, KGTV reports:

  • A Southern California attorney accused of bilking distressed homeowners is facing felony charges and could wind up getting disbarred. The attorney is advising clients in Marin County and around the state to break into their former homes after losing them to foreclosure.


  • KGTV was on-hand in October when [attorney Michael] Pines helped a family break back into their foreclosed home in Escondido, the same thing 75-year-old Mill Valley resident Ursula McComas said Pines told her to do after she paid him a $5,000 retainer. The Mill Valley Police Department later hauled McComas away in handcuffs.

  • "It was just humiliating," McComas said. "I couldn't believe what was happening. It was so inhumane." The bruises that the handcuffs left were still visible on McComas.

For the story, see Attorney faces felony charges in foreclosure break-ins.

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