The private Halloween parties of the 1%. These are photos provided to the New York Times by a former employee of the law firm of Steven J. Baum, a firm known as a “foreclosure mill,” because it represents banks like Bank of America, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo in foreclosure cases. This is a Halloween party held last year in the firm’s HQ near Buffalo, NY, in which employees mockingly dressed up as “squatters” and decorated the office with caricatures of homeless camps and foreclosed homes, under a sign reading Baum Estates.

The firm is currently under investigation by the NY Attorney General for its practices (not its appalling parties in which it mocks the people it works to make homeless, but its “dubious legal practices”) and the subject of a class-action lawsuit.

The firm should also be the subject of widespread scorn for their absolute lack of compassion and their delight and ridicule in the misery of people whose homes have been foreclosed on.

Read the whole story at the New York Times.

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