Former Fort Lauderdale attorney and foreclosure mill chief Marshall Watson, who was suspended after pleading guilty to failing to supervise or train his employees, is seeking reinstatement. [more]
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Broward County Chief Judge Victor Tobin is heading to a foreclosure mill, leaving his post in June for the Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson in Fort Lauderdale. “I wish to express my sincere thanks to each judge for permitting me the honor of being your Chief Judge during the last four years,” he wrote in a letter to the county’s judges. “I appreciate the confidence you placed in me.” Watson’s firm settled a state investigation into its foreclosure practices in March, paying $2 million but admitting no wrongdoing.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office has reached a settlement agreement with foreclosure attorney Marshall Watson and his firm. The settlement follows an eight-month probe into the firm. The terms of the settlement include a $2 million fine, along with new foreclosure processes. The AG’s office will receive half of the fine, with the attorney general’s Mortgage Foreclosure Grant Fund receiving the other half. According to the agreement, Watson’s firm admits no wrongdoing. [Sun Sentinel]