Massachusetts lawyer accused of targeting Latinos in loan modification scam

May 11, 2015
The Boston Herald is reporting today about a Massachusetts lawyer named David Yak who is accused by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination for targeting Latinos in an alleged loan modification fraud ring. He is said to have conned struggling homeowners like Marlon Hernandez, 39, a father of three who works two jobs to support his family out of $5,600.
     The Herald reported that the "Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has ordered a Revere attorney to pay $233,600, saying he discriminated against 17 Latino homeowners by targeting them with predatory and deceptive mortgage modification advertising.
     David Zak denies the charges and said he is appealing. But he could face another $557,000 in civil penalties and restitution for about 65 consumers who filed complaints with Attorney General Maura Healey, alleging similar business practices.