In the first criminal case involving robo-signing of mortgage documents, Nevada's attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto filed charges Wednesday against two Lender Processing Services employees accused of filing tens of thousands of false documents.

The grand jury indictment filed with the Clark County Recorder's office accuses California residents Gary Trafford and Gerri Sheppard of overseeing teams of so-called "robo-signers" — people who allegedly churned out improper notices of default to initiate foreclosure proceedings. The defendants allegedly allowed their signatures to be forged and submitted to the county recorder.

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