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I understand that you may have been conned, but if you signed your husband's name to a legal document without a power of attorney or other written authorization of any kind, it is forgery.
You certainly can claim that you were placed under duress and signed under pressure, etc., and that may alleviate your culpability, but that is something that would have to be addressed and resolved in court.
If all of the deeds are fraudulent, they should be cancellable through a quiet title action, and have the property transferred back to him.
As for whether the loan is valid, I can't say based on what I've read here. Determining this would take a review of the loan documents to see whether or not there are grounds to challenge the loan.
I think your best course is for both of you to sue over this. The process can take as little as 30 days, but if contested, it could take much loner.
The loan could be invalidated if the entire process is found to be fraudulent. However, I can't tell you how this will shake out for sure without reviewing all of the documents.
I really think you need to consult with your attorney about getting this done.
You can file criminal charges and also sue someone for civil/money damages as well.
You don't have to have a forensic scientist to file a quiet title action. You and your husband can testify as to the signatures on the documents, etc. If you have one, it would help, but it is not required.
As for filing criminal charges, I would recommend that you cooperate with your attorney's suggestions. If he wants you to forgo filing criminal charges, I would discuss that issue with him and then decide how to proceed.
I can't tell you why the events went down as they did, and why the money was wired, etc., without question. However, it sounds like you have proof that you were conned. If you can establish the scam, it is likely that the wire transfer was fraudulent as well.
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