SALT LAKE CITY — Federal agents executed search warrants Tuesday at three locations associated with an allegedly fraudulent business for helping homeowners modify their mortgages.
The business formerly operated under the name CC Brown Law Office in Midvale and West Valley City but was also known as Sentry Legal, WT Lee and JL Martin, according to a statement from the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office. The search warrant is sealed. No criminal charges have been filed in connection with the investigation.
FBI spokeswoman Debbie Dujanovic Bertram declined to comment and referred to the statement.
Sentry Legal issued a statement disassociating itself with CC Brown.
“While Sentry Legal is contracted to provide legal support services to the law offices of CC Brown, we are not, nor have we ever been, a subsidiary, principal or operated under the name of CC Brown,” the statement said. “Sentry Legal is a separate company from the law offices of CC Brown. Sentry Legal has not been 'raided' by the FBI, in fact, upon hearing of the CC Brown news, Sentry Legal has contacted the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office to cooperate as needed.”
A Facebook search turned up a page called "CC Brown law firm SCAM" where people claim they were bilked out of thousands of dollars while attempting to work with the company.
The FBI, IRS and Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program are creating a website to provide online resources for CC Brown customers. Anyone interested in the website may call 1-877-236-8947 (press option 2) for updates on when it will be available.
Individuals may also submit information about the company’s business practices to the FBI by email at email@example.com.