Veteran's family facing foreclosure claims they’re robo-signing victims

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The mother of a Bridgeport combat veteran who is facing foreclosure said she has asked the judge hearing his case for an emergency extension until he can return from Iraq.

Sonia Kirkland, 58, says she spends most of her time caring for her mother, who is 104 years old, inside the home on Berkeley Place. 

The house is owned by Kirkland's son, a 34-year-old U.S. Army combat veteran who now works for an international nonprofit group and is serving in Iraq to help rebuild a country devastated by war. 

Kirkland says she recently found out that her son had become the victim of "robo-signing" -- the controversial practice by banks and other lenders of improperly foreclosing on homeowners by using the robotic signing of documents that deprives them of a fair and legal process.  

She says the judge will hear her request for an emergency extension next week. 

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