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Among the criticisms that Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez has received for various policies and personnel moves since taking office in 2013, backing down from a legal challenge isn’t one of them.
Ramirez has refused to remove a 759-page forensic examination of property records and mortgage files his auditors claim are fraudulent — and have led to foreclosures that cost local residents their homes — from his office’s website, osceolaclerk.com. The website includes a notice about what constitutes mortgage fraud according to
This comes after receiving a cease and desist letter from a Tampa law firm whose clients, various lenders, are named in the report.
On Sept. 25, Ramirez received the notice from the Gilbert Garcia Group in Tampa, which claims the report, which was published on Dec. 29. 2014, includes “perceived defamatory statements.”