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The End of the Siege at Fort Hernandez: 100 Deputies Evict Family and Occupy Protesters from Van Nuys Home

They came early Thursday morning — 100 deputies in armored cars — to knock down the wooden wall around the front of the Hernandez family home on Leadwell Street in Van Nuys.

The 20 or so occupiers who have kept possession of the property dubbed Fort Hernandez for four months left peacefully without anyone being arrested. A fence was put around the property and it was padlocked.

Here’s reports at laist.com and the Daily News and by Leslie Radford at LA Progessive.

Philip Koebel, the Pasadena attorney representing the family, believes they have a valid lawsuit on several grounds against Bank of America which foreclosed on the property after rejecting loan modifications plans and may have turned over the title to Bank of New York Mellon at the last minute.

Countrywide, the bankrupt and discredited lender taken over by BofA, provided the mortgage to the low income family without a down payment and allegedly falsified their income information to make it possible for them to get an adjustable rate mortgage.

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7 Responses to The End of the Siege at Fort Hernandez: 100 Deputies Evict Family and Occupy Protesters from Van Nuys Home

  1. Bruno the Eisenhower Republican whose post awaits moderation and getting deleted says:

    Heil BofA! You can delete that Ron. Now pay your mortgage and bills….

  2. ex valley says:

    The world’s tiniest violin is playing in the background as this bunch of leechers (hey, 5 yrs worth of free housing is enough, you’d think) that could not do basic arithmetic (wow interest only payments will add to the loan amount, what a concept ! Do they teach arithmetic in lausd anymore ? ) are moving in the sunset. I’m sure their shyster lawyer will figure out how to keep them leeching off the system.
    I loved the sign “your home is next”. Not its not. Ha-ha-ha

  3. transparency says:

    Payback! Hundreds of Homeowners Associations Threaten Banks with Foreclosure

    http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/77449-payback-hundreds-of-homeowners-associations-threaten-banks-with-foreclosure

    Florida is one of the states hardest hit by foreclosures, and there are nearly a half-million foreclosed houses now standing vacant and often slowly deteriorating. When a bank forecloses on a house, evicts the family and then repossesses the property, it also assumes responsibility for maintaining the home and yard and paying homeowner or condo association fees. Yet, some of the nation’s largest and richest banks have been unable or unwilling to upkeep their properties—prompting neighbors across Florida to declare enough is enough.’

  4. transparency says:

    The system has created the problem and we support this system, but instead to take responsibility we just point fingers at each other. Blame is great for the ego it makes us feel right even when we are wrong and instead to solve problems it just creates more, it divides us more and a divided country will fall.

    We have a family that to some were victims and to others abusers. When the system is corrupted it allows the corruption to grow. You blame this family for not paying rent for months how about the CEOs of the banks that have been rewarded with millions and millions of dollars for failing in their jobs millions that you and I and our children and grandchildren will have to pay? This system rewards failure look around everything is failing and slaving us more and more to the dictates of corrupted politicians.

    • Mark Reed says:

      You blame the system however if you voted or if you did not vote you and everyone else has elected the people in that have created this very system you blame. Now you have sympathy for those who choose to cheat the system and try to get something for nothing. You have created a very tangled web for yourself. However if you have some commonsense the system actually works 90% of the time. Life is hard, it is even harder if you do not have commonsense.

      Real-estate agent made 6% commission on the sale of the house, $54,600.00
      Loan officer made 3% loan origination fee, $27,300.00
      Hernandez family; put money down and lived in the house rent free five years and you call them victims.

      Bank lost untold amount along with us the taxpayer, we even paid to have them evicted.

      The problem we have today, hard working taxpayers are being screwed by everyone who wants something for nothing.

      The real-estate agent, loan officer and the Hernandez family should be prosecuted for fraud and pay restitution to the taxpayers of Los Angeles and the United States.

      Even the person with limited understanding of the loan process could not be convinced a laborer could qualify for $546,000 thousand dollar loan with no down payment however people with careers in the banking industry sold this loan package to the bank. HOW? Admittedly BY FRAUD.

      The problem with bleeding heart liberals is they want to do good with everyone else’s money but their own.

  5. anonymous says:

    Meanwhile, I just read that Obama ordered pay raises for Biden, Congress and Federal Workers……

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