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Paralegal Pleads Out in Loan Modification Case

Albert Carazolez, the owner of Quick Action Paralegal Services in Porterville, has  pleaded no contest to 21 individual charges having to do with violating the prohibition from collecting fees as a “foreclosure consultant” with respect to offering loan modification services. One or more of those charges is also for the unauthorized practice of law.

Carazolez, 49, is out on bail while awaiting sentencing of one year in County jail by the Tulare County Superior Court this May. He has also been ordered to pay restitution of $19,875 to his victims, many of whom are fellow Hispanics who trusted Carazolez.

One of Albert Carazolez’ victims is Porterville resident Joaquin Uriostegui, who paid Carazolez $1,000 in upfront costs (illegal) to help modify the loan to Uriostegui’s home. An investigator with the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office told Uriostegui that he was Carazolez’ 89th fraud victim.

For his part, Carazolez has come out swinging, threatening to sue Uriostegui and others for defamation and slander. Uriostegui is quoted in the Porterville Recorder as saying that he believes the sentence and restitution against Carazolez are insufficient.

Read the original article in the Porterville Recorder.

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