PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three lawyers are facing possible disciplinary action before a state board for allegedly signing off on home foreclosures without first verifying documents, a practice referred to as “robo-signing.”
The Portland Press-Herald reports, that Philip Mancini, Paul Peck and Alexander Saksen of the Portland law firm Drummond and Drummond are scheduled to appear before the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar on Monday. The hearing is expected to last into Tuesday.
They are accused of willfully misleading the courts by allowing robo-signing.
All three have denied the allegations. They represented GMAC Mortgage.
The allegations against them result from a lawsuit brought by a Denmark woman that gained national attention and prompted all 50 states to conduct a joint investigation into the mortgage industry.