From: Gledhill, Lynda []
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 3:12 PM
To: Gledhill, Lynda
Subject: Corbett Media Availability




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                          Contact: Lynda Gledhill

March 23, 2009                                                                                  (916) 651-4010                                              



Corbett, Advocates discuss Consumer Scams in the Foreclosure Crisis


SACRAMENTO – Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) will hold a media availability on Tuesday, March 24 at 12 p.m. to discuss the foreclosure crisis and resulting consumer scams.


Later that day, Senate Judiciary Committee will hold an informational hearing at 1 p.m. to discuss the foreclosure scams that have arisen as a result of the mortgage meltdown and to examine the need for legislation to protect consumers from those scams.


WHO:  Senator Ellen Corbett, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee

             David Lim, Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office

 Tom Papageorge, Consumer Protection Division, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office

             Ronald Coleman, California ACORN

             Dean Preston, Tenant Together

Maeve Elise Brown, Executive Director, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates

Victims of consumer scams


WHAT: Press conference to talk about foreclosure relief efforts and the consumer scams associated with them.


WHEN: 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009


WHERE: State Capitol, Room 2040