Marleau bill helping end mortgage fraud signed by governor

LANSING–Bipartisan legislation that will give prosecutors the tools they need to help put a stop to mortgage fraud in Oakland County and throughout the state was signed into law by the governor Thursday, said Sen. Jim Marleau, one of the bill sponsors.

Marleau’s measure, Senate Bill 252 (now Public Act 204) increases the maximum penalty for violating the notary public law from one year in prison to four.

Photo cutline: State Sen. Jim Marleau, right, R-Lake Orion, and Gov. Rick Snyder hold Public Act 204, sponsored by Marleau and signed into law by Snyder on Thursday. Marleau’s bill is part of a legislative package that will give prosecutors the tools they need to help put a stop to mortgage fraud in Oakland County and throughout the state.

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