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Tuesday, March 21, 2023
About this Event
Thanks deputies attorneys general, investigators, and
Indiana Legal Services attorneys for their leadership
Attorney General Todd Rokita announced today that his office has filed two separate Assurances of Voluntary Compliance with all respondents related to an ongoing real estate fraud operation in Marion County.
"The Office of the Attorney General is pleased to have reached a settlement that will provide resolution to this matter," Attorney General Rokita said. "This settlement ensures consumers are adequately compensated for their losses and Hoosiers are protected from the possibility of future harm.”
Attorney General Rokita thanked deputies attorney general, investigators , and Indiana legal services attorney for their leadership.
The respondents are as follows:
The respondent, James S. Bleier, Jr., who is a licensed real estate broker, faced a separate broker licensing action in connection with the alleged activities of the companies and their agents over a course of years, including, but not limited to, the following allegations:
Under the terms of the settlement, respondent companies agree to voluntarily dissolve. James S. Bleier, II, one of the Respondents, has agreed to the voluntary surrender of his real estate broker license within 10 days.
Respondent Ashley Heindl is subject to a seven-year prohibition from seeking licensure as a real estate broker in the State of Indiana and is likewise prohibited from drafting or negotiating documents in connection with a real estate transaction in which she is not a party.
Respondent Joe D. Fall III is likewise subject to the similar restrictions for a period of 10 years under a separate Assurance of Voluntary Compliance.
In addition, respondents will collectively pay $75,000 in consumer restitution to be distributed to certain victims who filed complaints with the Indiana Attorney General’s Office. All the respondents denied any wrongdoing in connection with the settlements.
The Homeowner Protection Unit of the Consumer Protection Division conducted a thorough investigation into the matter and worked diligently to reach a fair and just resolution for all parties involved. The courts where the matters were filed will maintain jurisdiction for a period of two years in order to ensure compliance with the terms of the respective settlements.
“The mission of the Homeowner Protection Unit is to protect the rights of all individuals involved in the housing market, including tenants, homeowners, and aspiring homeowners, by investigating and redressing deceptive acts in connection with mortgage lending and violations of relevant state and federal laws. We strive to ensure equal access to housing opportunities for Hoosiers and promote the proper functioning of homeowner's associations. We work closely with law enforcement agencies at all levels to ensure justice is served and homeowners and tenants are protected.”
Attorney General Rokita thanks and commends Deputy Attorney General Kelsey McKnight and Investigator Natalie Christy for their excellent work on this case.
Hoosiers are encouraged to contact the Office of the Indiana Attorney General about any suspected scams or scam attempts. Consumers can file a complaint by visiting indianaconsumer.com or calling 1-800-382-5516.
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