The Solano County District Attorney’s Office has received a $228,526 state grant to fight real estate fraud. The money will be used to investigate and prosecute real estate fraud, mortgage fraud, provide consumer education and staff training. In addition, some of the funds will be used to pay the salaries of a part-time investigator and part-time district attorney, according to Chief Investigator Kurtis Cardwell.
The source of the funds is the Foreclosure Crisis Recovery Fund, which was set up by California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris following the stipulated judgment the state received in its lawsuit against Countrywide Financial Corporation.
The Solano County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit can be reached by calling (866) 463-6380.
Read the press release in the Times-Herald.