CO Man Barred From Providing Foreclosure Relief Services

A Jefferson County District Court judge in Colorado has barred Sherron L. Lewis, Jr. from providing consumers with foreclosure-relief services.

Lewis, who is not licensed to practice law, also was ordered as part of the preliminary injunction to pay more than $76,000 in restitution to his victims, including an elderly Illinois woman.

According to the complaint, filed in July, Lewis charged homeowners an upfront fee with the promise that he could stop the foreclosure and eliminate the consumer's mortgage.

The complaint alleges that after accepting his fee, Lewis would assist the consumer in filing legal challenges against the foreclosures. According to the complaint, judges have dismissed Lewis' challenges as meritless.

The fines ordered against Lewis in the preliminary injunction stem from him acquiring an interest in his victims' properties as part of his services. In some cases, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said "Lewis has lived in or rented out his victims' properties while he delays foreclosure through his legal challenges."