Man seizes his home from the bank after they take it illegally

This was sent over to us by Patrick Maitland Street Hype Editor of the blog Street Hype. It might be a good cautionary tale to help understand how banks and courts go about seizing the homes and land of those who are behind in their payments.

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Richard Gordon, 52

A 52-year-old Bronx man says he has used New York’s “adverse possession” law to reclaim his home in, six months after Wells Fargo foreclosed on the property and evicted him.

Richard Gordon said on Sept. 19, 2014 he took action under the Claim of Right statute to reclaim his North Bronx home that he said was illegally seized by the bank’s attorneys using forged documents.

Judge Mark Friedlander at the Bronx Supreme Court disposed foreclosure action in August of 2009.Gordon explained that Attorney Ted May of Sheldon May & Associates“forged and filed an assignment of mortgage”that had a transfer date of February 6, 2003 into a Wells Fargo Trust that was created April 1, 2003.

Despite the “unlawful foreclosure,” Gordon said Judge Friedlander approved the action without any documents in the record establishing standing for Wells Fargo.

“That is to say, there was no assignment of mortgage in the case file and one was not filed in the City Register until six months after a judgment of foreclosure was signed by the judge,” Gordon explained. “The foreclosure was filed and executed with no assignment in the exhibits.”