Many will remember VRM Mortgage Services (VRM) and their Senior Vice President Brandon Kirkham. A simple Google Search with the term BRANDON KIRKHAM will show Foreclosurepedia listed in the Top Three on Page One of Google. VRM, a National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS) member, got their claim to fame originated from their support of Carol Boyd, a NAMFS Bronze Star contributor. Boyd, owner of Boyd Property Preservation, bounced countless checks to disabled military veterans and firemen. To this day, tens of thousands of dollars are still outstanding. Ironically, VRM held and still holds the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) contract for the VAs foreclosed properties. In fact, the period of time in which Eric Miller, Executive Director of NAMFS, protected Boyd and other NAMFS Offender Members, will go down in history in much the same manner as that of Australia’s ethnic cleansing of non whites and Pacific Islanders at the turn of the 20th Century. In fact, virtually all of the skillful plans calculated to defraud Minority Females and Labor by NAMFS Offender Members appear to have the common element of domestic ethnic cleansing.
Milan Thompson, ASONS Chief Operating Officer, is no stranger to achieving wealth at the expense of those whom might least afford it. In fact, Thompson, along with his wife, Carol Beeson, obtained a $27 Million facility for a bit over one million dollars by promising to give 100+ jobs to Indianians. With the blessing of Vice President Mike Pence, Thompson bought his current facility through a scheme which narrowly tailored those whom could bid resulting in ASONS being the only entity to bid upon the former Muncie, Indiana, school. Then, almost immediately, he forced his employees to take a massive pay cut and fired those whom questioned him.
Employees or former employees who contacted The Star Press this week expressed concern that the proposed pay cuts were so high that they would jeopardize their own family’s income at the expense of keeping the company operating. “The group meeting ended with, ‘What if we don’t offer to take enough pay cut, what happens then?’ The answer was, ‘Here’s the door,'” said Eric Laughner, who was terminated as project manager in recent days.
The Watertown Daily Times reported upon a meth lab bust, on 04 December 2016, located at 3205 Church Street, Port Leyden, New York. In conjunction with Lewis County sheriff’s deputies, the NY State Police’s Special Operations Response Team, the US Drug Enforcement Agency, the US Department of Homeland Security and the NY State Police’s Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team apprehended three people stemming from the methamphetamine lab. Port Leyden firefighters and the Lewis County emergency management also assisted, according to the Watertown Daily Times.
According to sources speaking on condition of anonymity, VRM contracted with ASONS to perform the cleanout at 3205 Church Street. At no time were any methamphetamine remediation services performed. In turn, VRM listed the property for sale located here. The same sources informed Foreclosurepedia that neither in the public nor private MLS documents appear any information pertaining to the methamphetamine contamination. In fact, in a Waiver Form required for entry into the Church Street property, obtained exclusively by Foreclosurepedia, no information is present which would advise necessitation for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) normally required to keep humans safe from exposure. To use the terms which properly describe VRMs Church Street asset, a Clandestine Drug Laboratory (CDL), the DEA issued its Red Book in conformance with Section 2405 of the 1988 Anti-Drug Abuse Act. The Guidelines are very specific and, in fact, delineate the hazards associated with methamphetamine.
The Mortgage Field Services Industry has, for years, buried inordinate amounts of life threatening information which could kill women and children. Whereas, mold has always been at the top of the list of that which consumers should be informed about with respect to hazardous conditions, NAMFS members have continued to skirt federal requirements by calling mold discoloration. In fact, only Altisource, a foreign national, spearheaded requirements to both identify such with stickers and to submit bidding to correct. Rarely, if ever, though, do other NAMFS members address the issue. This, in turn, compounds the danger as many of the foreclosed assets are purchased both by unsuspecting home owners as well as enormous hedge funds such as Blackstone and converted into rental portfolios.
And therein lies the rub, as the Bard would say. What is to be done? Even as I type, the back charges currently being levied by firms such as National Field Representatives (NFR), on behalf of Wells Fargo, are being closely examined. Is Wells or NFR wrong? Well, depending upon how you collect the funds WITHOUT authorization from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and using their name, the penalties could get you some cell space with Milan’s good buddy, the pedophile, Mickey Snow.
More on this fast moving story this weekend as we sit down with New York officials and talk on the Foreclosurepedia Podcast.