TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A Broward company which allegedly preyed on homeowners in danger of losing their homes is being sued by the state.
On Wednesday, state Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office filed a lawsuit against Nicholas Torgerson and two companies Whitestone Capital Trust LLC and Become the Bank LLC.READ MORE: Crestview Towers Residents Gather To Protest Lack Of Work Being Done To Repair The Property
The lawsuit contends that the company violated the state’s consumer protection laws by charging homeowners up-front fees and by falsely misrepresenting that the defendants would cancel or void the homeowners’ mortgage.READ MORE: Large Crime Scene In Brownsville After Man Found Shot
Bondi’s office, however, alleged that the company allegedly acquired titles to the distressed owners’ homes and pocketed the advance fees without providing any help. The homeowners remained liable for the mortgage payments.MORE NEWS: Rise In School Fights Another Pandemic Casualty
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