Latinos are twice as likely to be have an underwater mortgage, and over the past several years, mortgage relief scams targeting Latinos have proliferated throughout the Southwest. We talk with an official from the NV Attorney General's office and a panel of experts on state efforts to crack down on loan modification scams in Latino community.
John Kelleher, Chief Deputy Attorney General, State of Nevada
Tina Sanchez, Foreclosure Counselor, Community Services of Nevada
Enrique R. Acuna, attorney
Jude Joffe-Block, reporter, Fronteras: Changing America Desk
Home Loan Modifier Accused of Fraud; Targeted Latinos
Gustavo Anaya marketed his mortgage services to Spanish-speaking homeowners in Arizona and Nevada.
by Jude Joffe-Block
A Las Vegas-based businessman who advertised loan modifications in Spanish in multiple Southwestern cities is facing criminal charges brought by Nevada’s Attorney General. Gustavo Anaya, (aka Gustave Anaya), his wife, and their various companies are already the target of a civil suit by the Attorney General in neighboring Arizona.