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Paralegal Sentenced for Loan Modification Fraud

Paralegal Albert J. Carazolez, 43, a  Porterville resident, has been sentenced  to 300 days in county jail, five years of felony probation and ordered to pay over $20,000 in restitution for foreclosure fraud and loan modification fraud, according to the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office.

Carazolez, who owned, Quick Action Paralegal Services, was investigated after complaints that he was charging upfront fees of $1,500 for so-called loan modification services.

The charges to which Carazolez pleaded no contest were: “four felony counts of foreclosure rescue fraud, four misdemeanor counts of foreclosure rescue fraud, nine counts of demanding up front payments for loan modification services, two counts of practicing without a license, one count of violation of loan modification contract disclosure laws and one count of failure to register as a legal document assistant.”

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