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State Senate Passes Bill to Fund Real Estate Fraud Units

On Thursday, the California State Senate voted to allow counties to increase filing fees for property purchase documents in order to better fund fraud investigation units. The bill was written by Sen. Dave Cox (R-Fair Oaks) and supported locally by Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and L.A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley.  Its provisions expand the types of documents subject to the $2 recording fee to include a substitution of trustee, a notice of trustee sale and a notice of rescission of declaration of default. The recording fee is also subject to an increase to $3 by a county’s board of supervisors.

According to Senator Cox,

“Much of the problems with foreclosures and mortgage fraud that we see today is the result of criminal activity. The real estate fraud units that this bill funds help combat that fraud.”

The bill still must be passed by the State Assembly before becoming law.

Read the Full Article in the Los Angeles Times

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