Lawsuit accuses DNA Finance,others of allegedly falsifying man's signature on mortgage documents

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 11, 2019

CHICAGO – A Cook County man who owns three properties in the county alleges a notary public forged his signature on documents.

Kirkor Kirk Carian filed a complaint on Dec. 20 in Cook County Circuit Court against DNA Finance Corp., Andrzej Brzeski and Turhan Erel alleging violation of the Illinois Notary Public Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is the owner in fee simple of three properties in Northbrook and Oak Park. He alleges he paid for the properties in cash with no mortgage financing.

The plaintiff alleges in 2018, a mortgage was recorded on one Northbrook property, a memorandum of recording and assignment of contract proceeds was recorded on the Oak Park property, and a commercial security agreement for the other Northbrook property was recorded with the Cook County Recorder of Deeds. The plaintiff alleges he did not sign these documents and Erel was listed as a witness and Brzeski notarized them. The plaintiff alleges he has never met Brzeski and Erel.

The plaintiff seeks a declaration that the defendants have slandered his clear title in the properties, damages and any other relief the court deems just. He is represented by Thayer C. Torgerson in Chicago.

When contacted by The Cook County Record by email, Brzeski said he was not aware of the lawsuit, but otherwise did not comment.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018CH15800

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