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US LOAN AUDITORS
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I have been approached by this company and am unsure as well. They said they will find the discrepancies in my loan (for 1% of original loan amount) and give to their law people who will then assign a lawyer at $1000 per month (for about 9 months). I have researched the lawyers, the Founders and everything I can. All seems OK...but they are a newbie company. Basically not enough data to determine. The Rep I talked to was knowledgeable and explained well and answered my questions. I would go for it for sure except for...I am afraid of the process where I am not supposed to talk to the lender once the TRO (temporary restraining order) is filed, which means I'm not supposed to be sending the lender money, correspondence, nothing. That is the only part of this whole thing I am holding back on because at this time, I have never been late in my payments. Problem is, everything is going to change and soon--so I have to do something. Also, 9 months (10 if you include the audit the first month) is a long time to wait to see if you are a winner...almost like having a baby! I was told things would get worse before they got better--but they cannot guarantee that we will win. So what to do...what to do.
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N  15th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
I just thought i would post some of the earlier comments from LaMar. Maybe we can call him now and have him explain some.
N  15th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
Home > About Us > News > 2010-29 SACRAMENTO ATTORNEY CHARGED WITH CORRUPTION, MORAL TURPITUDE AND DISHONESTY
Media Contact: Diane Curtis 415-538-2028 diane.curtis@calbar.ca.gov

San Francisco, Oct. 7, 2010 — A Sacramento lawyer named this week in a $60 million loan modification fraud suit by the attorney general has been charged by the State Bar with hiding $300, 000 in collections from his partner and failing to both return money to his client and deposit the money in a Client Trust Account.

James Sandison, 55, general counsel for My US Legal Services, was charged with moral turpitude, dishonesty and corruption regarding acts committed from 2005 to 2010. Sandison had been partners with attorney Mark Hitman in a joint venture, Hitman and Sandison, in which they pursued theft of cable services matters first for AT&T and then for Comcast.

Over a five-year period, when his partner believed little money was coming in for Comcast, Sandison deposited $300, 000 in a number of bank accounts, the majority of which were not Client Trust Accounts, which are required for holding client funds. Under terms of the contract, Comcast was to be paid 60 percent of funds collected from individuals who pirated cable services. Over time, but not in a timely manner and not always from required Client Trust Accounts, Sandison paid Comcast $142, 900, $35, 000 short of what it is owed. Sandison owed Hitman $56, 000 but only paid him $3, 000. Regarding both Hitman and Comcast, the State Bar complaint said, Sandison used funds belonging to others “for his own personal use and benefit.” Sandison also is charged with the unauthorized practice of law for allowing a non-attorney to use his name and Client Trust Account.

The State Bar charges coincide with the announcement Wednesday by Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. that Sandison, two companies and four other individuals are defendants in a $60 million loan modification scam lawsuit. State Bar prosecutors joined the attorney general’s office and the Department of Real Estate in the investigation. The attorney general's suit is against My US Legal Services, US Loan Auditors, Sandison, attorneys Sharon Lapin of Greenbrae and Jonathan G. Stein of Elk Grove and two other owners of the companies, Jeffrey Pulvino and Shane Barker. It seeks civil penalties, restitution for victims and permanent injunctions to keep the companies and other defendants from fraudulently marketing forensic loan audits and legal services that had no value. Homeowners would pay thousands of dollars for the so-called forensic loan audits, which the companies used to convince them they had a strong legal case against lenders. Many homeowners were persuaded to stop making their loan payments and instead file lawsuits. As a result, they lost thousands of dollars and, in some cases, their homes.

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N  15th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
Can anybody tell me why this is not a criminal case and just a civil case?
N  15th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
CHECK THIS OUT EVERYONE!

http://www.wheelbynet.com/docs/boat/view_ad2.php3?ad_ref=boat4K778IQBPNRQ


Shane Barker is selling a yacht! Did he buy this With USLA FUNDS??
N  15th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
Thx Sixela. Someone should set up a time to view the boat and all of us should show up.
N  16th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
He is running scared, knows he will lose, holding on to what is left of his company, has his remaining employees brainwashed into thinking it's all political and they are being picked on. That the lawsuit contains nothing. In some ways it was a political move, since USLA could have been sued months ago. Now Barker is selling everything and hiding cash. These kind of crooks (white collar) will re-invent themselves again. What the stupid employees don't realize is that Barker could care less about them. He will blame them saying the wrong things. In a few years, he will have a new scheme, maybe a new town coming near you!
N  16th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
He will blame the employees for saying the wrong things against the company policy.
N  16th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
2000 Fantasy Custom Yacht Triple Deck-Widebody
$389, 000.00
below Item description and Photo Featured Ad
For sale by: Shane Barker (Contact Seller)
Sacramento, California 95833
(916)548-0399
View all of sellers ads

Condition: Used > Houseboats
Year: 2000
Make: Fantasy Custom Yacht
Model: Triple Deck-Widebody
Length: 80Ft
Hours: --
HIN: --
Stock #: --
Price: $389, 000.00
N  16th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
We should all give Shane a call.
N  16th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
If you want to see the update on the case BOFA VS. USLA, CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE. LOOKS LIKE MOTIONS TO STRIKE THE SUIT BY THE DEFENDANTS HAS BEEN DENIED LAST WEEK!!!

MAYBE THIS IS WHY THEY ARE SELLING THE YACHT?
MAYBE THIS IS WHY THEY HAD LAYOFFS?
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THEY STILL OWN THEIR LIMO?

http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/california/caedce/2:2010cv01329/208184/28/
N  16th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
shane, how's life these days? It must suck being you! Not knowing who will call you next. Not knowing what ex-employee might be working against you. Guess what loser, it's really hard to sell a 379, 000 boat these days. Maybe you can do an audit on your loan and work it out, lol..
N  18th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
Very welcome LuckyDog! Research is all it takes
A  18th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
Appreciate all the info! Please keep it going we can't quit now.
N  18th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
BEWARE OF ALL COMPANIES THAT DO AUDITS

Portillo branch I believe is now called NationWIDE audits !
D  19th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
Due to obtaining a Forensic Loan Audit first hand as well as a friend that I referred, we compared our AUDITS.
Word for word they were the same>>>

They also reflected case law reference points, I looked up the case law.
The homeowner recieved a Judgement and was kicked out of the home.

Bad barker, bad barker whatcha gonna do when they come for you, bad barker, bad barker. Close up shop and liquidate, jail time is coming when you treat everone around you wrong. False promises, neglected people, False, False, Fraud, Fraud Jeff Paulvino chalk another failed business venture for Daddy to fund...
N  24th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
I heard the same, that all the audits were basically the same, just copy cats of each other.
Lapin should be disbarred as well as sandison. I am pretty sure sandison will be disbarred, now that he is being investigated by the bar for ripping off his "real lawyer" friend whom he was doing lawsuits against others for cable tv theft. THE NERVE OF THIS GUY! ripping of his own partner.
I told you that he looked like a thug with his hair slicked back and his beady looking eyes.

I was right!!!

THEY ALL DESERVE TO HAVE ALL OF THEIR ASSETS TAKEN AND SENT TO PRISON. THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO EVER WORK IN ANY FIELD PERTAINING TO REAL ESTATE, BANKING, LOANS (SAME) LAW, OR ANYTHING ABOVE CLEANING TOILETS.

THEY SHOULD TAKE ALL OF THEIR HOMES AND MAKE THEM HOMELESS SO THAT AFTER THEY GET OUT OF PRISON, THEY WONT HAVE A HOME TO GO TO OR A BOAT OR A LIMO, ETC..

KELLY WALTERS IS STILL WORKING THERE. DONT KNOW ABOUT TONY CANT REACH HIM.
HOW ABOUT THAT FONEY [censor] ROLAND SISON? DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE HE IS OR IF HE STILL WORKS THERE, OR MIKE MIX (THE SO CALLED REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST)
OR DAN WAHLEY THE (DIS-BARRED ATTORNEY) WHO GIVES LEGAL ADVICE TO CLIENTS,
OR LAURA SOUTER, OR TISH BRAZIER, ETC..

OH, BY THE WAY, HERE ARE SOME DIRECT NUMBERS IF ANYONE NEEDS THEM:

JIM SANDISON: CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL 916-529-4703 CELL 916-224-5029 FAX 916-258-0326 JIM@USLEGALADVISORS.COM

SHANE BARKER:CO-FOUNDER (SHAME BARKER?) 916-248-5762 CELL 916-548-0399 FAX 916-256-1077 SHANE@USLOANAUDITORS.COM

JEFF PULVINO: CO-FOUNDER 916-5248-5765 CELL 916-308-8232 FAX 916-256-1077 JEFF@USLOANAUDITORS.COM

TISH BRAZIER (LETICIA) (MANAGER- LEGAL SERVICES) 916-529-4483 CELL 916-955-4243 FAX 916-258-0326 TISH@USLEGALADVISORS.COM TISH@USLOANAUDITORS.COM

KELLY WALTERS (ACCOUNTING) 916-248-4861 KELLY.WALTERS@MYUSLEGAL.COM FAX 916-851-0823

ROLAND SISON FRAUD INVESTIGATOR 916-248-5006 CELL 707-718-4746 ROLAND@USLOANAUDITORS.COM FAX 916-256-1077

LAURA SOUTAR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS. US LOAN AUDITORS 916-256-3991 FAX 916-256-1077 LAURA@USLOANAUDITORS.COM

MIKE MIX REAL ESTATE ADVISOR? 916-996-3300

DAN WHALEY (ATTORNEY?) 916-248-5197

TONY COLSON (ACCOUNTING) 916-273-3772 TONY.COLSON@USLOANAUDITORS.COM

SHARON BECK CUSTOMER SERVICE 916-596-3693

MARI ANDERSON CUSTOMER SERVICE (SAME NUMBER AS SHARON BECK) 916-596-3693

DOREENA CUSTOMER SERVICE 916-288-9207

ERICA CUSTOMER SERVICE 916-288-9206

SHERRY Lacabanne LEGAL PROCESSOR 916-248-5034

DAN FLEETWOOD V.P. IN CHARGE OF FRAUD INVESTIGATORS AND NEW HIRES 877-MYUSLEGAL EXT 121

THE FOLLOWING EXTENSIONS CAN BE REACHED IF YOU GET THE COMPANIES RECORDING OR ESPECIALLY AFTER HOURS BY CALLING THE 877 MYUSLEGAL IT IS ALSO THE ANSWERING MESSAGE FOR PROP 8 (THEIR OTHER COMPANY WHERE THEY CHARGE YOU TO SUBMIT A FORM TO GET A PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION FOR YOU (IF POSSIBLE) THAT YOU CAN DO YOURSELF AND THAT THE COUNTY TAX ACCESSORS OFFICE WARNS YOU AGAINST HIRING SOMEONE TO DO THIS FOR YOU. VERY SIMPLE FORM YOU CAN DO YEARLY BY YOURSELF.

SHANE BARKER EXT 102 JIM SANDISON EXT 111 JEFF PULVINO EXT 105 TISH BRAZIER EXT 178 ?
ROBIN EDWARDS EXT 113 SHAWN BECK CUSTOMER SERVICE EXT 198 DAN WHALEY EXT 142

see the attachment that our sales agent or fraud investigator roland sison gave us to show to other people whom might be interested in usla services. notice the time it takes to get to legal and also that the mortgage is frozen and then the restraining order none of this ever happens!!!

everyone should have received one of these sheets when they signed up
N  24th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
dont know why the attachment didnt come thru sorry
N  25th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
DANIEL PATRICK WHALEY [#99577], 50, of Hood was suspended for two years, stayed, placed on three years of probation with an 18-month actual suspension and until he proves his rehabilitation, and he was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 955. The order took effect May 18, 2006.

Whaley stipulated to misconduct in three matters.

In the first, he commingled personal and client funds in his client trust account, wrote checks against insufficient funds in the account and provided advances for clients’ personal expenses from the account funds.

Whaley was suspended from practice by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal after finding that he committed professional misconduct by handling an appellate case without being admitted to practice before the court. He also told the court he could not appear at a hearing because he was at a memorial service, but could not produce proof that such a service had taken place. He did not appear for oral argument and filed a late response to an order to show cause.

The bar court found that he committed acts of moral turpitude and sought to mislead a judge.

In a third matter, Whaley settled a personal injury case for $65, 000, but did not maintain complete records of his disbursement of funds. Prior to the client’s death, he had disbursed $22, 500 to him.

The administrator of the client’s estate left three telephone messages with Whaley and by letter demanded an accounting and all documentation related to the settlement funds. Whaley did not respond. After the administrator complained to the bar, Whaley gave her a check for $13, 240 and claimed that was all that remained of the settlement proceeds. He also provided an accounting, but it did not match the trust account records.

Whaley did not respond to a subsequent request by the client to explain the discrepancies.

He eventually gave the client an additional $6, 728.

Whaley stipulated that he committed an act of moral turpitude by allowing the balance in his trust account to fall below the required amount and failed to maintain proper financial records for a client, render accounts or promptly pay out client funds.
N  25th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
SHARON L. LAPIN [#165919], 51, of San Rafael was suspended for one year, stayed, and placed on two years of probation. The order took effect June 16, 2006.

Lapin stipulated to 15 counts of misconduct in three matters.

In the first matter, she was hired to perform estate planning work for an elderly and impaired woman. After the woman’s family members provided Lapin with requested documentation, she did no work for them.

She did not respond to numerous voicemail messages or refund unearned fees.

In the second matter, Lapin was to provide legal advice in a client’s dissolution and to prepare articles of incorporation. She did not respond to more than 40 voicemail messages from the client, did not prepare the articles of incorporation or provide the documentation required to complete the dissolution.

She also did not refund the client’s advance fee.

The third case involved a client who wanted to sue a veterinary clinic. Despite Lapin’s repeated promises to pursue the case, she did not provide any substantial services to her client, nor did she return his file when he fired her.

After the client complained to the State Bar, Lapin offered to refund his $1, 000 fee on the condition that he withdraw his complaint.

Lapin stipulated that she failed to perform legal services competently, refund unearned fees, respond to client inquiries, return client files or cooperate with the bar’s investigation and she improperly withdrew from representation. She also sought an agreement to withdraw a State Bar complaint.

In 2003, Lapin had entered into an agreement in lieu of discipline with the bar. By committing misconduct, she failed to comply with the agreement
N  26th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
These guys have a rating of F with the Sacramento BBB, how do they explain that?

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