Vince Rabago Law Office successfully saved this Arizona property from an illegal and fraudulent foreclosure by a tax lien investor who presented false information to take the home through a foreclosure lawsuit. The home had been illegally foreclosed without proper notice of the lawsuit to the homeowner and there was shady conduct by the investor, including allegedly presenting false information. Our office successfully overturned the foreclosure judgment, and proved that the investor had presented false information. In Arizona and other states, if you do not pay your property taxes, investors can pay your taxes (a minor investment compared to what you have paid) and get tax lien certificates, and if the taxes are not paid off in a number of years, that investor can then file a foreclosure lawsuit to try to foreclose on your home or property and take it from you. Here, we won one for the American homeowner! Arizona Tax Foreclosure overturned
This week, on June 20th and 21st, 2012, counselors from the state sponsored program Save Our Home AZ will be available for hourly appointments Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hotel Tucson City Center InnSuites, 475 N. Granada Ave..
Under the Save Our Home AZ program, unemployed homeowners can apply for temporary payment assistance for up to two years while they seek work.
Underemployed homeowners can apply for a loan principal reduction of up to $50,000 with a matching contribution from a participating lender that could reduce mortgage payments to 31 percent of the homeowner’s monthly income.
Participants must meet certain requirements, including eligibility, hardship, property type, loan balance, income level and other conditions.
This news was reported in the Arizona Daily Star newspaper on June 17, 2012. http://azstarnet.com/business/local/foreclosure-prevention-help-available-in-tucson-this-week/article_de13553e-b75d-11e1-b921-0019bb2963f4.html
For information about the program, check out the Save Our Home AZ website at: https://www.savemyhomeaz.gov/
If you are not eligible for such programs, consult with an attorney for other possible options — including whether you can or even should try to save your home though other means, including Chapter 13 bankruptcy or even litigation.
Contact our office for a comprehensive, reasonably priced one-hour consultation that includes document review.
The complaint and supporting documents can be found at: http://www.scenicsantaritas.org/news]
Local Group Asks: “What Else Are They Hiding?”
(Tucson, Ariz.) A formal complaint was filed today with the Arizona Corporation Commission alleging Rosemont Copper, a wholly owned subsidiary of Augusta Resource Corporation, repeatedly submitted false statements that concealed a corporate bankruptcy involving two of Rosemont’s top officers.
Arizona law requires companies to affirmatively disclose whether its officers or directors have ever been subject to corporate bankruptcy proceedings. Knowingly filing false statements on the disclosure forms is a felony criminal offense in Arizona and provides grounds for the state to dissolve the company.
“For the past seven years, starting with its initial application, Rosemont Copper filed statements falsely asserting that none of its officers or directors had been an officer of another company placed into bankruptcy,” said Vince Rabago, a Tucson attorney and former Arizona prosecutor.
Public information and Canadian securities records reveal that key Rosemont officers — Donald B. Clark and Richard W. Warke — served as officers of West Coast Plywood Company Ltd., a company placed into bankruptcy in Canada on July 27, 1995. Warke’s and Clark’s other companies disclosed the West Coast Plywood bankruptcy to Canadian securities regulators in May 2005. Just one month later, Rosemont Copper filed its incorporation papers in Arizona, failing to disclose that bankruptcy.
“We know they’re not telling the truth in Arizona,” Rabago said, “because the bankruptcy was acknowledged in corporate filings elsewhere. What else are they hiding?”
Rabago filed the complaint on behalf of Save the Scenic Santa Ritas, Inc. (SSSR) a coalition comprised of local businesses, organizations, and individuals opposed to Rosemont’s plans for a massive open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson.
Augusta Resource is a publicly traded company in the United States and Canada. Warke is chairman of Augusta Resource and Clark is on the board of directors. Rosemont is seeking regulatory approvals to develop a massive open-pit copper mine on private and public land in the Santa Rita Mountains.
This complaint follows two earlier complaints filed by SSSR that asked U.S. and Canadian securities regulators to investigate alleged violations of securities laws in both countries. These complaints focused on Augusta Resource’s failure to disclose Warke’s personal bankruptcy and an insider trading settlement agreement on securities disclosure forms.
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(March 7, 2012 – Tucson, AZ) Today, the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) and 26 education and civil rights organizations filed an Amicus Curiae “Friend of the Court” brief in U.S. District Court in Tucson, seeking to declare Arizona’s ban on Mexican American Studies unconstitutional.
Devon Peña, NACCS Past Chair, said: “We support the Mexican American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District and are united in opposition to academic discrimination against Mexican American and Ethnic Studies. This respected field of study has been unjustly targeted and demonized by Arizona authorities, which is strangling the pursuit of a comprehensive education and silencing the perspective of Mexican Americans and their cultural background. This law has resulted in censorship of important books and eliminated a program with proven academic success for traditionally neglected students.” [Read more…] about EDUCATORS ASK FEDERAL COURT TO DECLARE ARIZONA’S BAN ON ETHNIC STUDIES UNCONSTITUTIONAL