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July 14, 2009
Washington Attorney General to announce major crackdown on mortgage foreclosure rescue and loan modification scams

SEATAC – The Washington Attorney General’s Office will hold a press conference at SeaTac Airport on Wednesday, July 15, at 12:30 p.m. to announce five new cases concerning loan modification and foreclosure rescue businesses that have solicited Washington homeowners, as well as additional initiatives that are part of a nationwide federal/state enforcement initiative.

Immediately after the event, Attorney General Rob McKenna and Assistant Attorney General David Huey will fly to Washington, DC, to discuss mortgage enforcement issues at a Thursday meeting with officials from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Treasury.

WHAT:  Press conference to announce crackdown on deceptive loan modification and foreclosure rescue business practices

WHO:  Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna
Assistant Attorney General David Huey
Assistant Attorney General Jim Sugarman
Victim of a deceptive loan modification business (tentatively scheduled)

WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: SeaTac Airport Conference Center - Summit Room

Enter the terminal near by the south end near Hawaiian Airlines. The Summit Room is on the ticketing level in the esplanade behind the ticket counters. Enter the door behind Seattle’s Best Coffee and the Currency XChange. See map:

CALL-IN: Reporters unable to attend may participate by phone. For call-in information, please contact Janelle Guthrie at 360-586-0725 or

PRESS CONTACT:  Kristin Alexander, work: 206-464-6432, cell: 206-437-2654,


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