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Former DocX Leader Pleads Guilty

Missouri’s Attorney General announced Tuesday the state has reached a plea agreement with the former president of home foreclosure company.Lorraine Brown, the former head of DocX, will plead guilty to felony forgery and perjury charges, as well as a misdemeanor count of making a false declaration. According to the Attorney General, Brown will be sentenced soon for two-to-three years in prison.In 2009, Brown instructed employees at DocX to sign the names of other employees on thousands of mortgage documents across the country. Brown apparently hid those practices from clients, national mortgage lenders and the parent company of DocX.”Robo-signing practices at DocX were the worst in the country, the most notorious in the country,” said Attorney General Chris Koster.Attorney General Chris Koster says DocX’s “robo-signing” practices caused several major mortgage lenders to temporarily suspend foreclosures in 2010.”Since the 2008 mortgage meltdown, there hasn’t been any high level exec until today that has pleaded guilty and is going to serve time in a penitentiary in this country,” said Koster. “That makes this prosecution historic in nature.”Koster says other states will likely follow and pursue criminal charges against Brown. She appeared in a Florida courtroom on Tuesday for federal charges and a date has not been set for when she will face the judge in Missouri.

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