FBI raids law firm, call center in mortgage modification probe
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Federal agents swarmed a call center here and questioned employees as part of an ongoing probe into a Midvale law firm’s mortgage modification business.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah confirmed to FOX 13 an investigation was under way into CC Brown Law, which advertised itself online as helping people with debt problems. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the business operated under “Sentry Legal,” “WT Lee” and “JL Martin,” among other names.
FOX 13 was there as agents blocked off the exits to the building and escorted employees, one by one, into a command post to be questioned. FBI agents at the scene in West Valley City refused to comment.
In a statement, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah said the search warrants served were sealed and no criminal charges have been filed. However, the office put out a plea for people who have been using the firm’s services to come forward and speak with the FBI.
“Individuals who have been working with the business on a mortgage modification, who would like information, can contact a toll free number established by the FBI at 1-877-236-8947 (press option 2). The toll-free number will be activated this evening,” the statement said.
“A recorded message will advise individuals that they can submit contact information and copies of any documents to the FBI by mailing them to the FBI Salt Lake City Division, attention CC Brown Investigation. The FBI’s address is 257 East 200 South, Suite 1200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.”
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