Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 25, 2012
A terminated African American female employee of Bank of America sues for retaliation for discrimination and complaining of fraud in the processing of home loans.
The employee worked in Ventura, California in the loan processing department as a Home Service Specialist II (“a loan processor”). According to court documents, the plaintiff complained of defective loans that she was asked to process in performing her job duties, and once she complained, she was allegedly retaliated against, and ultimately fired by Bank of America.
The lawsuit alleges that several of plaintiff’s coworkers responsible for processing home loans were under investigation by the FBI and/or Attorney General’s office, and that plaintiff had witnessed employees escorted out of the building due to fraud allegations. Elizabeth Ortiz, who according to the Plaintiff's lawsuit was a former coworker, was convicted and pled guilty to a felony count of fraud related to a deed of trust in Ventura County, Case No. 2011019897, People v. Elizabeth Ortiz. The case involving Ortiz was investigated by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit and the Oxnard Police Department. Ortiz who is also a notary public placed her notary seal on deeds of trusts that were fraudulently obtained. Ortiz along with an accomplice was further accused of impersonating a victim and using the victim’s identity to secure several real estate loans. Based on information and belief, Ortiz pled guilty in her criminal matter in Ventura County on June 14, 2012, and was sentenced to county jail, followed by 36 months of felony probation supervision.
Plaintiff filed a lawsuit against Bank of America in Los Angeles Superior Court, (Case No. BC489439, Jamie Johnson v. Bank of America, et als.) alleging that her termination was in part due to being a whistleblower. The lawsuit seeks compensatory, emotional distress, and punitive damages for the termination of Plaintiff.
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