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Literary Jurist Appalled By Everyday Shenanigans

So Countrywide made up a bunch of documents related to the bankruptcy case of a Pennsylvania homeowner in order to make an ill-gotten dollar for whatever it is Countrywide employees/shareholders spend their dollars on (afternoons at the dog tracks, mostly). Fabricated a bunch of dates, lied about some stuff pertaining to escrow requirements on a loan, etc, etc, etc. Unfortunately, someone cut some corners, failed to consult the company handbook on how to fuck people and yada yada yada, the courts got involved. A judge said he “can’t get over what [he ’s been] told about these recreations,” intuited that “these letters are a smoking gun that something is not right in Denmark,” and now maybe the injured party will get some justice but probably not.
We like to think of ourselves as “with the little guy”-type people (Steve Schwarzman, 5’6”, Ron Blarney, 4’10”) but in this case we will make an exception: if you're too stupid to realize there's nothing about the face of Mystic Tan Man that doesn't say “I will screw you for a dime," you deserve to find yourself in foreclosure.
Lender Tells Judge It ‘Recreated’ Letters [NYT]