DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Jefferson County District Court judge has entered a final judgment against Sherron L. Lewis, Jr., (DOB: 9/26/1956) after he failed to respond to the state’s lawsuit over his illegal foreclosure-relief activities. The judgment permanently bars Lewis from providing foreclosure-relief services and requires that he pay $181,266 to the state in restitution, fines and costs.
According to a complaint the state filed in July 2010, Lewis charged homeowners an upfront fee and obtained an interest in their homes with the promise that he could stop their foreclosures. The complaint alleges that after accepting his fees, Lewis would assist consumers in filing legal challenges to the foreclosures. Judges have repeatedly dismissed Lewis’ challenges as meritless.
A Jefferson County District Court judge previously ordered Lewis to pay more than $76,000 in restitution to his victims, including an elderly Illinois woman under a preliminary injunction the court ordered in August 2010. The fines ordered against Lewis in August stemmed from his practice of collecting an upfront fee and acquiring an interest in his victims’ properties as part of his services, both of which violate Colorado law.
For more information on the Office of the Attorney General’s work to combat foreclosure and mortgage fraud, visit the office’s Mortgage Fraud Information Center.