As a soldier in the "small army of lender attorneys" involved in the battle against Bernard Gross and the rent-skimming / bankruptcy scam, I read with interest your article of March 5, "Real Estate Whiz Target of Rent Scam Inquiry." It is unfortunate that the article appeared only in your Valley Edition. The entire Southern California area should be made aware of this problem.
My law firm represents a number of financial institutions that have become victims of this form of bankruptcy fraud. Our clients lose a considerable amount of time and money fighting what has become an epidemic of bad-faith bankruptcy filings. I am personally insulted by Mr. Gross' insinuations that this type of conduct should be condoned because it provides some sort of pecuniary gain to creditors' attorneys.