Connecticut’s Democratic Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal, is shutting down the Nationwide Home Relief Law Group, an “illegal” law firm Blumenthal says bilked 200 Connecticuters of more than $750,000.
Blumenthal says that the firm, which offered mortgage foreclosure rescue services to Connecticut consumers for up to $4,000 a pop, was in fact selling an arbitration service that the state courts offer for free. Furthermore, none of the lawyers working at the firm were licensed in Connecticut, according to Blumenthal.
Criminal charges against the firm, also operating as First Legal Group, may be pursued. There is no word on how many employees of the firm have lost their jobs.