When The Media Can’t Find Anyone Other Than People On Your Payroll To Say Nice Things About You, Maybe Running For Congress Wasn’t Such a Great Idea
If you’re not a Michigan political insider, you probably never heard of the MIRS Political Newsletter. It is the must read non-partisan political newsletter of every member of the Michigan Legislature and their staff.
Last week, they ran a piece on foreclosure mill operator, David Trott and his bid to unseat Congressman Kerry Bentivolio in Michigan’s 11th District.
Trott made his money by turning the foreclosure mill law practice he inherited from his father into a one-stop monopoly on everything regarding to foreclosures for banks. Trott’s vast foreclosure empire includes, the Detroit Legal News and it’s sister publications throughout Michigan that advertise 80% of the foreclosures in Michigan, Greco Title and Seaver Title which he merged with Lawyers Title several years ago and the Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Real Estate offices through out southeast Michigan.
Trott like his most other foreclosure mills has his share of robo-signers who have forged documents that have been filed with Register of Deeds offices through out the state of Michigan.
Trott’s firm is also infamous for denying people their right under Michigan law. MCL 3205a, which has now been eliminated thanks to Trott’s monetary influence over the GOP dominated Michigan Legislature, was created to allow homeowners an opportunity to have a conference with their mortgage servicers that Trott represents. MFI-Miami clients have had their foreclosure cases tossed by Michigan courts because lawyers at Trott’s firm have either not shown up for these conference calls or the Trott attorney has simply left the people on hold for nearly 45 minutes to an hour.
Trott & Trott also employs a bait and switch tactic of “Dual Tracking” in order to foreclose on a homeowner. Dual Tracking is where the foreclosure mill or mortgage servicer will convince the homeowner that they are working to keep them in their home while moving ahead with foreclosure proceedings.
Trott made headlines after MFI-Miami exposed his involvement in kicking 101-year old Texan Hollis out of her home of 60 years.
Now Trott’s jerking around of former Green Beret and MFI-Miami client, Jeff Reed in Traverse City in 2012 has become an Achille’s Heel for Trott. Trott was fired from the case after he made it a global embarrassment for JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.
Last week, MIRS Editor Kyle Melinn did his best to paint a positive picture for Trott but could only find two GOPers that would be willing to make public comments and they’re on Trott’s payroll.
The first is Trott consultant Stu Sandler, who spun this line of bullshit.
“No one wants anyone to lose a home. The law firm works with parties to avoid foreclosures through loan modifications, short sales, and other means. However, our economy depends on people paying their bills.”
You may remember Sandler, he was the campaign manager for Michigan’s former skirt chasing Attorney General Mike Cox and who’s cuckolded wife, Wayne County Commissioner Laura is a major fundraiser for Trott.
The other GOPer quoted in the piece was former GOP Governor John Engler Propagandist, John Truscott of Truscott Rossman, also a paid Trott consultant, who made some ambiguous suggestion that Trott may want to have success stories at the ready.
It’s also clear that Truscott doesn’t understand what Trott’s business is all about.
“Part of Trott’s business is to make arrangements that kept people in their homes while making sure his client, the lender, gets paid. Telling those stories could be helpful.”