- Golden Corral coming to Cape; may hire 100 workers (7/21/16)8
- Arrest warrants filed for six drug suspects in Cape (7/19/16)6
- Area groups working together to reintroduce elk in Missouri (7/18/16)1
- Pincksten's newest renovation project: 328 S. Spanish St. (7/17/16)6
- Suspect in downtown Cape shooting ID'd in court (7/20/16)2
- Trooper-involved homicide case rests in prosecutor's hands (7/17/16)15
- Jackson's former police dog euthanized Monday (7/21/16)1
- Hastings in Cape closing (7/22/16)4
- Governor signs Rep. Swan bill that equalizes child-custody criteria (7/6/16)5
- Jackson roundabout on schedule, on budget (7/19/16)7
Mo. AG sues alleging defrauding of homeowners
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Attorney General Jay Nixon files seven lawsuits targeting what he describes as mortgage fraud.
The attorney general's office says the lawsuits are aimed at individuals and businesses that defrauded consumers through refinancings, advanced fees and foreclosure consulting scams.
In some cases, Nixon says residents lost their homes and ended up in a bigger financial hole.
The lawsuits fall into two general categories.
One targets companies that Nixon says persuaded people facing foreclosures to sign over their property deeds and then rent back their homes. The companies then failed to make mortgage payments on their behalf.
The other targets companies that promised good refinancing terms for loans that ended up being costly.