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Nationally Known Foreclosure Activist to Speak In Skokie

Lynn Szymoniak was featured on '60 Minutes' after she uncovered a massive fraud set up by big banks during the foreclosure crisis. Now, Szymonaik is getting ready to tell her story at the Ethical Humanist Society Sept. 9.

Prominent attorney and foreclosure activist Lynn Szymoniak will tell her story at the , 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., on Sunday, Sept. 9. Szymoniak was recently featured on 60 Minutes'  award winning segment, "The Next Housing Shock."

Szymoniak is best known for battling some of the biggest banks in the country and exposing them for unethical behavior. She also saved her own home and stymied banks from foreclosing on countless others. In March 2012, The Huffington Post reported that Szymoniak was awarded with $18 million for uncovering massive foreclosure fraud.  (See video)

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"What Szymoniak found was that some of the country's largest banks were forging paperwork en masse - part of the robo-signing epidemic that has clotted the country's foreclosure courts in recent years. In 2011, she appeared on 60 Minutes to explain what she'd learned, and earlier this month, she was awarded $18 million as part of the $25 billion mortgage settlement paid out by five major national banks," The Huffington Post reported. 

Lynn is now giving many of those dollars to charities as she continues her battle with the banking industry.

The program, "Exposing Massive Home Foreclosure Fraud," will start at 10:30 a.m. There will also be a question and answer period, followed by open discussion. There is no charge for admission; the program is open to the public.

For more info, check out the Ethical Humanist Society's website, here.   

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