|Published:||Aug 11, 2010 6:19 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 11, 2010 3:19 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Attorney General's office is investigating three of the state's largest law firms that represent lenders in foreclosure cases.
Bill McCollum's office announced the probe Tuesday against The Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson in Fort Lauderdale, Shapiro & Fishman in Tampa, and The Law Offices of David J. Stern in Plantation.
The case is being handled by the attorney general's Economic Crimes Division. McCollum says they're investigating whether the firms created and filed fraudulent documentation to speed up foreclosure proceedings.
Attorneys for Shapiro & Fishman and Stern's firm deny wrongdoing, but say they'll comply with the subpoenas. The Marshall C. Watson firm declined comment.
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