Just when I think I've gone through every single document relating to the Bernardo Barrera mortgage fraud case, I trip upon something new. Today we've stumbled upon a report from the court appointed guardian in the foreclosure case that arose from the Barrera mortgage fraud. From what I'm told the court appointed a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) to look into the claims of an impostor posing as Mr. Barrera at the closing and if indeed there was an impostor to determine whether the impostor had an interest in the property to effectuate service in the foreclosure case. Simple enough to understand right? The court appointed an attorney named David Alschuler to act as the guardian, surely in his role as a guardian Mr. Alschuler left no stone unturned in his effort to find out whether or not there was an impostor right? Let's take a look at his report...
David Alschuler Guardian Ad Litem Report for Bernardo Barrera Mortgage Fraud Case
Fantastic! That's some investigation that Mr Alschuler conducted before he wrote that report, huh? So what exactly did Mr. Alschuler do to prepare for this report? Apparently he first read the police report and comes up with this...
Brilliant! Mr. Barrera "did all of the right things"! Of course he did. How about all those letters that Citi Mortgage sent Mr. Barrera before the closing actually occurred Mr. Alschuler? Of course Mr. Barrera received several alerts from the credit monitoring services, yet somehow he missed all the alerts that they sent out before the closing for the fraudulent home purchase? How about them signatures Mr. Alschuler, did you bother to look at them? We certainly did! Nice work there Mr. Alschuler!
So what did Mr. Alschuler do next in his quest for the truth? He read the Miami Herald!
From the looks of it, Mr. Alschuler read the Herald article regarding the Barrera fraud and practically copied it in his report, inaccuracies and all. Once again, nice going there.
Last but not least Mr. Alschuler summarizes a conversation with Assistant State Attorney Bill Kostrzewski...
...and concludes that he cannot locate John Doe aka the impostor who showed up at the closing posing as Bernardo Barrera. Considering the facts that we've laid out Mr. Alschuler you may want to reconsider your findings, the impostor may have been right in front of you all along.
It's one thing for a stupid cop to over look important evidence in putting together a case, but it's something else all together different for an independent attorney that has no interest in whether or not the defendants that were charged are prosecuted to do such a piss poor job in investigating the case. With that said, considering the effort that Mr. Alschuler put into his investigation of the Barrera mortgage fraud and his woefully inadequate GAL report, we crown him the inaugural Straw Buyer MORON OF THE WEEK!
Nathaniel Reed ... by gimleteye
4 days ago