May 09 2012
In Los Angeles, Occupy Fights Foreclosure activists staged a “fraudulent foreclosure” at the home of a BofA Executive in Pasadena to draw attention to the plight of one LA family fighting foreclosure by BofA. Dirma Rodriquez is a mother of 5 children, including one severely disabled daughter. She and her supporters say BofA fraudulently foreclosed on her after approving her mortgage modification. Activists estimate the bank may have financially benefited from the foreclosure by as much as $1.5 million by earning a tax write off after foreclosure, receiving a mortgage insurance payment on the unpaid loan, and by selling the home to West Ridge Rentals for over $300,000.
On May 9 2012, Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Suzanne O’Keefe, an activist with Occupy Fights Foreclosure.
Watch a video of the interview here:
Find out more at www.occupyfightsforeclosure.org or call 310-912-3494.
Martina Steiner recorded this interview.