Real Estate & Property Law
Feds Raid Utah Law Offices in Probe of Loan Modification Work
Posted Jun 12, 2012 6:28 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Multiple federal agencies including the FBI, IRS and the office of the inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program raided three offices affiliated with a Utah law firm Tuesday.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Utah confirmed the raid on the CC Brown Law Office in Midvale and West Valley City, in cooperation with local authorities, but said the search warrant is sealed and no criminal charges have been filed, according to a local ABC News affiliate and Salt Lake Tribune.
The investigation concerns mortgage modification work done by the law offices. It is not clear that Charles Craig Brown, who at one point operated the Brown law firm, currently has any connection to it. He is at this point reportedly retired from practice.
In a written statement, the U.S. Attorney's office said a toll-free number, 1-877-236-8947 (press option 2), would be established this evening for individuals involved in loan modifications who want information. Individuals were also urged to contact the FBI with any information that might help them pursue a case.