Our Board of Directors:
Leo Blas–Director, President, graduated with an accounting major at Appalachian State University and received his CPA while working with KPMG. Leo worked for KPMG as a bank auditor. He worked with the General Accounting Office of the United States of America (GAO) while at KPMG and he was on loan to the Resolution Trust Company (RTC). Leo has defended his own home against the foreclosure efforts of Bank of America.
C. Ann “Shakti” Chin– Secretary/Treasurer, wife and mother of two young adults, is a homeowner-victim of lending violations during the purchase she and her then-husband made of their first homestead in 2005 and has experienced “fraudclosure”. She is a psychology graduate of U.C. Berkeley, teacher, and has been an activist in the human and animal rights arena. Due largely to the loan, she lost her marriage—and almost lost custody of her children when she was facing foreclosure. She fought–largely pro se–for 6 years in Florida and federal courts to save her home from foreclosure. Despite clear evidence against the bank entity and egregious due process violations, she ultimately was evicted. As she puts it: “We must fight back together–as a people governed by a Constitution which declares that no property should be taken without due process of law. We must also stand up to the fraud and corruption of the lawyers, judges, and the governmental and private agencies which are protecting and aiding these criminals. What these global banks have done–and continue to do–to America is nothing less than to take over our government, destroy our families, our middle class, and our democratic institutions.” She heads the Finance and Fundraising Committee.
Michael Levitz–Director, is a Viet Nam veteran, a senior citizen and single solo father of a teen son. 13 years ago he was offered tender following a TILA class action of 7000+ homeowners (Andrew’s vs Chevy Chase Bank F.S.B.). While offering tender, this lender closed its offices and disappeared without warning. Years later early 2016, it appeared out of nowhere and demanded he re-pay more than 7 years of ‘missed payments’ in addition to the principal loan amount and $50,000+ in negative amortization calculated from a fraudulent rigged Libor rate. Michael states, “THERE IS FRAUD EVERYWHERE in the foreclosure world.”
Linda Sevilla, is a homeowner and rental property owner with four children. She and her husband have been fighting fraudclosure since 2010. She believes that ethics and laws were broken by multiple disciplines involved in the housing market and would like to see an “honest investigation” of the 2008 Great Financial Crisis.