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Huckabee Front Group Terminates Relationship with Foreclosure Scam Artist

The other day, I noted that Mike Huckabee was working with a man named Derek Oberholtzer, who has a long history of mortgage fraud and scamming troubled homeowners. Via Think Progress, it turns out that the group that Huckabee pitched for will, in response to their investigation, disassociate themselves from Derek Oberholtzer:

Ken Hoagland, chairman of Restore America’s Voice said, “We have terminated the services of 949 Media after we saw a web report last night detailing prior complaints involving its participation in certain mortgage relief marketing activities.” Hoagland said that 949 Media was a subcontracting vendor “responsible for web consulting but was never tasked with any management or leadership role” within the growing national campaign, as originally reported.

“We were unaware of the seriousness of the past issues with this vendor and we have taken immediate action to terminate the relationship. No public official working with us to repeal the healthcare act had any knowledge of nor relationship with any vendor or subcontractor,” said Hoagland.

Apparently there is a bridge too far for some conservative groups. You can work with human rights abusers, you can work with embezzlers, but you cannot work with people who steal from borrowers trying to save their homes.

Good to know.

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