- June 22, 2012
- All Virginia Issuing Offices
- Special Alert - Ethopian World Federation, et al
Effective immediately, all issuing offices are instructed not to accept any orders or close any transactions involving the following persons, entities or property without the written approval of a Stewart Legal Services representative:
The Ethopian World Federation Incorporation Division-EWFUSA, d/b/a Clayton Mahola Bernard Estate LLC
The Ethiopian World Federation Incorporation Division-EWFUSA, d/b/a Clayton Mahola Bernard Estate LLC
If you have any pending transactions involving any of the above, or if you recently closed any transactions involving them, please contact Stewart Legal Services or a Virginia Stewart Title Guaranty Company underwriter.
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THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.
- Bulletins Replaced:
- Related Bulletins:
- NL000003 Forgeries
- NY000500 Mortgage Programs involving Trusts to provide Mortgage Relief and/or Reduction
- SLS00200 Mortgage Avoidance Plan/Sham Releases
- SLS00247 Fraudulent Release Schemes
- SLS2009013 Fraudulent Reconveyance Documents
- SLS2010027 Mortgage Challenges
- SLS2011016 Fraudulent Release of Deed of Trust or Mortgage [Revised 09-12-11]
- SLS2012006 Mortgage Release Scams
- Underwriting Manual:
- Exceptions Manual: