Last week Arturo de los Santos and his family waited for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to lock them out of the foreclosed house in Riverside from which they were originally evicted in June. But because of “issues” surrounding the foreclosure the sheriff’s department has not yet enforced the eviction.
On Friday, March 2 Riverside County Superior Court Commissioner Thomas S. Hudspeth will force de los Santos to explain why he shouldn’t be held in contempt and arrested for re-entering his vacant foreclosed Riverside home. Apparently prepared to ignore legal and procedural issues with the foreclosure and eviction, Hudspeth will also consider mortgage giant Freddie Mac’s request to force the Riverside County Sheriffs Department to evict de los Santos, his wife and four kids from the property.
If de los Santos is found in contempt of the court’s original eviction order, Freddie Mac then could get a writ to repossess the house, Hudspeth said. “This is not an ordinary situation,” Hudspeth said of the de los Santos reoccupation of a foreclosed house. Unfortunately, the only thing extraordinary about de los Santos’ situation is that he’s fighting back. Mismanagement and outright fraud perpetrated against homeowners by the financial sector, to the contrary, is all to ordinary.
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