Aranibar is affiliated with
Disciplinary action and fines also have been sought against real estate agents Patricia Par,
In its complaint, the state alleged that Hodzic and Aranibar offered to help homeowners receive modified mortgages or negotiate home purchases and mortgages for consumers who otherwise would not qualify for home purchases. Upfront fees, which are generally illegal for loan modification services, were sometimes charged and fees also were charged for providing fake documents in mortgage loan application packages.
The state has ordered Hodzic to pay a fine of
Hodzic declined comment. Aranibar was not immediately available for comment. Efforts to reach Par were unsuccessful.
Markovic said neither she nor
"Patty Par was a rogue agent," Markovic said. "I'm still trying to piece together what had happened. I really had nothing to do with it."
Hodzic and Aranibar can appeal their orders in an administrative law process. Par can request a formal hearing before any disciplinary action is taken against her.
"With thousands of families still reeling from the 2009 recession, it is important for (the state) to continue to prosecute cases of illegal and unlicensed activities that take advantage of struggling homeowners,"
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