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The story of Hamilton Securities is a real life case study about how the U.S. mortgage bubble was engineered—and how federal enforcement and the courts were used from 1996-2006 to try to stop Catherine's efforts to prevent mortgage fraud and to warn communities and investors about what was happening and how to protect themselves.

Hamilton was involved in numerous civil lawsuits, three of which were primary:

  1. Hamilton Securities v. The United States
    US Court of Federal Claims Docket

  2. Ervin relator for United States v. Hamilton Securities (Qui Tam)
    US District Court for the District of Columbia Docket

  3. Hamilton v. Ervin & Associates & John Ervin
    US District Court for the District of Columbia Docket


"The Myth of the Rule of Law", by Catherine Austin Fitts published by Sanders Research Associates in London in the fall of 2001 was one of Catherine's efforts to warn the global financial community about collateral fraud in the US mortgage market.

"Where is the Collateral?", by Chris Sanders of Sanders Research Associates in London, Scoop Media, Oct 2003 – connects the dots through the litigation, the missing money, questionable HUD deals, the impact on investors, ...

And its sequel: "So, Where is the Collateral", by Chris Sanders of Sanders Research Associates

"HUD's Victim?" - Insight (21 May 2001) and "HUD Gives Up With Fitts" - (30 July 2001) Paul Rodriguez's two part series on the targeting of Hamilton Securities Group. His first article went up on the Internet on Friday afternoon. By Tuesday, the HUD Inspector General was "retired." Several week's later, his associate sent a series of questions to the HUD Inspector General's office about their financial audits and $59 billion+ missing from HUD. Two hours later, the HUD Inspector General office faxed a message to Hamilton's attorneys informing them that the investigation of Hamilton was closed. Rodriguez's second article describes the success - a compelling story of investigative journalism.




"America's Black Budget and the Manipulation of Mortgage & Financial Markets", by Catherine Austin Fitts, May 2004, describes how has the U.S. governmental apparatus become so powerful in the marketplace and asks what it means to the health of our economy.

"Dillon Read and the Aristocracy of Stock Profits", by Catherine Austin Fitts, March 2006–a comprehensive business school quality case study of Tapeworm Economics depicting this litigation and surrounding events in the larger context of the political economy operating in the US today.

"The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008", by Catherine Austin Fitts, August 2008, describes U.S. mortgage fraud within the context of the global political economy.

"Financial Coup d'Etat", by Catherine Austin Fitts, February 2009, describes attending a private investment conference in London and coming to the realization that the banks, corporations and investors acting in each global region were the exact same players–a relatively small group that reappeared again and again in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Asia accompanied by the same well-known accounting firms and law firms.


 

January, 2006
All Cases Settled by the Parties

April 12, 2005
US Court of Appeals

Hamilton files Initial Brief in US Court of Appeals April 12, 2005. Appeal from US District Court for the District of Columbia In the case of Hamilton Securities v. US ex rel. Ervin & Associates.
Click here for Initial Brief

August 3 & 10, 2004
US District Court

Both Hamilton and Ervin will file Briefings of Facts and Summary of Law on August 3, responses on the 10th, and anticipate that the Judge will invite closing arguments at a date to be scheduled by the court. There is no timetable by which the Judge will issue the ruling thereafter .US District Court for the District of Columbia, Courtroom of Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer
333 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001 (map)
Court Docket

July 19-22, 2004
July 15-20 Rescheduled
April 27-30 Rescheduled
US District Court

The trial of Ervin rel. for United States vs Hamilton Securities (Qui Tam), Hamilton vs Ervin & Associates & John Ervin, US District Court for the District of Columbia, Courtroom of Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer
333 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Court Docket

June 14, 2004
US Court of Federal Claims

A Memorandum Opinion and Final Order was issued on June 14, 2004 in Hamilton's favor denying the government's motion for reconsideration in the US Court of Federal Claims, in the case of Hamilton Securities v. The United States, Judge Susan G. Braden presiding.

April 19, 2004
US Court of Federal Claims

A Final Judgment was issued on summary judgment on April 19, 2004 in Hamilton's favor in the US Court of Federal Claims, in the case of Hamilton Securities v. The United States, Judge Susan G. Braden presiding.

November 18, 2003
US District Court
Oral arguments on the 52(c)motions now being filed with respect to the trial of Ervin rel. for United States vs Hamilton Securities (Qui Tam) - US District Court for the District of Columbia, Courtroom of Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer - (map)

October 29 - Nov 3, 2003
US District Court
The trial of Ervin rel. for United States vs Hamilton Securities (Qui Tam) - US District Court for the District of Columbia, Courtroom of Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer

September 25, 2003
US District Court

Hearing re: Hamilton Securities v. Ervin & Associates - US District Court for the District of Columbia

September 10th
US District Court

Oral arguments on pretrial motions with respect to trial scheduled for October 29th, 2003 of Hamilton vs Ervin & Associates & John Ervin, Ervin rel. for United States vs Hamilton Securities (Qui Tam) - US District Court for the District of Columbia, Courtroom of Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer

Closed to public:
US Court of Federal Claims

Status conference with Judge Braden on Sep. 11 in Federal Court of Claims for Hamilton's suit against the US for monies owed.

 
   
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