Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office is suing Christopher Rojas of Irvine, Calif., for running a foreclosure rescue operation that used multiple business names and failed to deliver on promises to lower consumers' mortgage payments. The lawsuit charges Rojas with multiple violations of Ohio's consumer laws.
Rojas allegedly promised consumers that he would reduce mortgage payments in exchange for fees of approximately $3,000 per consumer. Despite accepting substantial down payments, he failed to provide "beneficial services to consumers" and failed to provide refunds, according to DeWine's office.
"He also changes his business names regularly so he can keep operating in the same pattern without consumers catching on," according to DeWine. "With foreclosure rates still at historically high levels, we are committed to tracking down individuals who make false promises to save Ohio families from foreclosure."
Rojas apparently routinely changes the names of his businesses when consumer complaints begin to surface. He has done business as National Juris Solutions, US National Legal Solutions, Weston & Wyatt, Merrill & Warren and Legacy Holdings Group. Rojas could not be immediately reached for comment.
The Attorney General's lawsuit charges Rojas with failure to deliver, a violation of Ohio's Consumer Sales Practices Act, and charging excessive fees in violation of the Debt Adjusters Act. The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief, civil penalties and consumer restitution.