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Local Prosecution of Real-Estate Fraud as a Means to Achieving Social and Economic Justice for Low-Income Victims and Communities

A Case Study

By David G. Lim

“Save your home” foreclosure schemes have wreaked havoc on low-income communities. After considering relevant ethical rules, housing advocates can help combat foreclosure scams by becoming allies with their local prosecutors. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has assisted the low-income communities of Oakland, California, by not only prosecuting foreclosure scammers but also holding banks accountable for vacant homes that become the setting for criminal activities.Copies of this article are

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