Allegations of Fraudulent and False "Affidavits of Service" Filed in the Foreclosure Lawsuit of John J. Krondes by the Law Firm of David J. Stern & ProVest LLC of Tampa, FBI Needs to Investigate another case of "Sewer Service".
The forever pile of complaints, lawsuits and legal malpractice cases just seems to have no end with the Law Firm of David J. Stern. The lawsuit of Connecticut man John J. Krondes filed on May 5th 2009, sheds light on a practice of falsifying "served papers" by the process servers linked to the David J. Stern Law Firm a practice known as "Sewer Service", this really puts the foreclosure complaint on a 'Rocket Docket" with super speed to closing the case without the knowledge of the home owner.
Mr. Krondes alleges in his lawsuit that the Law Firm of David J. Stern Plantation Fl and ProVest LLC (provides service of legal process) Tampa Fl conspired to file fraudulent documentation of untrue "Affidavits of Service" (Sewer Service) a misrepresentation that John J. Kondres had been served in the Foreclosure Complaint of the Law firm of David J. Stern with the intent to deceive and mislead the Civil Court in Port St Lucie Fl where Mr. Kondres has/had his condo.
This is not the first time I have heard of home owners in Florida becoming aware of a Foreclosure Complaint filed on their property that has already gone before the Judge, without their knowledge (Sewer Service), and the Law firm of David J. Stern has obtained a judgment against them and their home, usually it is a condo with an out of state owner, just like Mr. Kondres's case. Sewer service is a practice in which process servers, the people who are supposed to serve you with a lawsuit, simply dump the papers into the sewer – and then claim that they served you personally. Unfortunately for debtors, if you don’t get the notice, you can’t respond to the allegations and a judgment will be against you.
In New York State,Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq., Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced the arrest of the president of Long Island-based American Legal Process (William Singler) for engaging in a fraudulent business scheme in which the company allegedly failed to provide proper legal notification to thousands of New Yorkers facing debt-related lawsuits, causing them unknowingly to default and have costly judgments entered against them without the chance to respond or defend themselves.
This process serving company was apparently hired by many high-volume debt collection law firms in New York to serve collection lawsuit papers. This usually consisted of a summons and complaint which notifies consumers that they are being sued. American Legal Process (ALP) often neglected to actually serve the papers as required by law, instead engaging in the highly illegal practice of “sewer service,” according to the charges. It also appears that the Attorney General may bring charges against other process service companies as well.