This story originally appeared on CBS4 Miami's website and was broadcast on June 5, 2013. It includes an interview with real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim.
MIAMI (CBS4) – Checks for thousands of Florida foreclosure victims will finally be going out next week, with hundreds of millions of dollars more earmarked for new housing programs statewide.
But there’s a growing debate on where most of the money’s going and if foreclosure victims are really getting their fair share.
Thousands of Florida families forced out of their homes by abusive foreclosure practices will finally be getting some money back.
But as Oppenheim tells CBS4 consumer reporter Al Sunshine, the settlement is a joke.
"It does not compensate people for the destruction of their property rights, their due process rights and the destruction of the legal system.
“A lot of money’s going to the court administrative process to speed the foreclosure process even more, to fuel the rocket dockets. It’s a complete and utter joke. For people illegally losing their home and the destruction of the legal system,” said Oppenheim.
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