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14
Mar

Were Korean homeowners targeted for loan modification fraud?

Attorneys with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center are accusing a Los Angeles law firm of defrauding several dozen Korean immigrants by promising to help them save their homes from foreclosure.

The Center has filed a lawsuit against Trinity Law Associates, Inc. and attorney Timothy D. Thurman. The complaint alleges that Thurman used Korean-speaking real estate agents to find homeowners in distress, after which Thurman and his associates charged retainers in the $7,000 range for services that were not rendered, according to the legal complaint. The Center’s attorney, Yungsuhn Park, said that most of the victims did not speak well and counted on the assistance of Trinity Law Associates to help them save their homes.

Read the full article in the Los Angeles Times.

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