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Joel Sucher

Joel Sucher, a filmmaker in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., is working on “Foreclosure Diaries,” a documentary about the financial crisis.

Recent Stories From this Author

As 'Fraudclosure' Continues, County Clerks Take Up Cudgel
June 8, 2012 "I wouldn't want to be buying a foreclosure, then have the title examiner find that a robo-signer had participated in the...

A Foreclosure Film in the Making Awaits Final Scene
May 18, 2012 Many of the people we've spoken to for our documentary share a crusading inclination. And they point out that there's still...

Will R-I-C-O Spell 'Relief' for B of A Mortgage Borrowers?
May 8, 2012 Louisiana has filed a RICO complaint against MERS and a host of megabanks, Bank of America included. Down the line, consumer...

Occupy's May Day Is an Opportunity for Small Banks
April 30, 2012 There's a sizable, growing community of people who'd be receptive to the notion that you can get needed services without...

Meet the Voice of Angry Homeowners
April 24, 2012 Every notable historical battle that's pitted the outraged against the outrageous actions of the oppressors has had its...

Fannie Fights Innovation, Insists on Foreclosure
April 17, 2012 The GSE could have approved a short sale that would have let Louise Davidson stay in her home as a renter and eventually have...

Does Fannie Have No Heart?
April 5, 2012 Watching Louise Davidson's eviction it became clear to me that nobody in the beltway mansion that Fannie calls home had any...

Mortgage Servicers Play Cruelest April Fool's Joke of All
April 2, 2012 A homeowner's struggle to get a loan modification demonstrates the insanity (and inanity) of dealing with lumbering corporate...

Behind Every ‘Distressed Asset’ Is a Distressed Human Being
March 26, 2012 Behind closed doors they live in a constant state of fear, ducking calls from bank and servicing representatives, opening...

Homeowners Were Goldman Sachs' Other 'Muppets'
March 15, 2012 For years, Litton Loan Servicing was open to making a deal with delinquent borrowers. Then Goldman took over.

FHFA, Freddie and Fannie Deaf to Reason on Foreclosures
March 6, 2012 Executives at the "three F's" are now hunkered down in the trenches, hands clamped over ears, waiting for the shelling to stop...

To Rescue Housing Cast a Wide Net
February 24, 2012 What's needed are some approaches from outside the industry or government. I'd rather hear Stephen Hawking's views on housing...

$25B Mortgage Settlement Is a Joke for Wall Street’s Victims
February 13, 2012 Those $1,500-$2,500 checks being sent to foreclosed-upon borrowers wouldn't cover Jamie Dimon's travel expenses to Davos.

How Feds Should Explain $25B Foreclosure Pact to Consumers
February 10, 2012 "If we shower you with our largesse you will be required to sign away any future claims you may want to file against our...

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Mortgage Investigation
February 1, 2012 With all the twists and backroom turns, government officials’ quest for a settlement and restitution from banks and...

How Long Will the Robo-Signing Settlement Be ‘Imminent’?
January 23, 2012 My guess is that Shaun Donovan and Tim Geithner are burning the midnight oil and firing up the afterburners in attempts to...

Can Davos Save Us from Dystopia?
January 16, 2012 At the World Economic Forum there will be calls for restoring dignity and economic viability to all, but the need for a...

Treasury's on First, FHFA's on Second, I Don't Know's on Third
January 6, 2012 There's more confusion in the Obama administration's policy response to the foreclosure crisis than an Abbott and Costello...

Calculating Charity: Does PR Diminish the Value?
December 30, 2011 In this world of tax deductibility, image burnishing and damage control, does that old saw about giving versus receiving have...

A Fearless Foreclosure Forecast for 2012
December 21, 2011 Occupy Wall Street will enlist the aid and support of B, C, and D-list celebrities in numerous REO takeovers around the...