Sheu was a homeowner who was scammed by the realtor who sold him the house. He eventually got that settled but the mortgage-holder decided to foreclose anyway. What ensued led him to discoveries about foreclosure fraud and a certain judge. Sheu made this video before he was killed.
After he had been threatened, he sent this letter to FBI agent Rachel Rojas.
Sheu died as a result of something contacting his head. It is in dispute as to whether he fell, or was beaten, with the former being allegedly witnessed In either case, the trauma resulted in internal bleeding which killed him. Yet the emergency room physician says he didn't have a mark on him.
What Sheu alleged was that there was a connection between the courts, the mafia, and the foreclosure racket, and that a judge had sent police to intimidate him. I don't know if his accusation is correct, but I certainly won't go into shock if it turns out to be true. But what is troubling to me is the manner of his death. Why wasn't he shot in the head mob style? Why did they leave him alive? It really doesn't sound like professional men. Perhaps they were trying to get information from him before killing him, such as who else knew about what...
The FBI has made an infomercial about their agent involved in this case.
Whether everything that Sheu alleged is true, what seems clear is that if he was telling the truth about intimidation, that the state is a party to, or at least is working to protect the bank's foreclosure racket. Foreclosuregate has been in the news now for a year, and it is still going on. Their representatives appear before Congress and swear they are doing everything they can to stop illegal foreclosures, but just can't seem to manage it. From Congress to the courts to the police, the criminals are being protected, and the scam rolls on. And it rolled over Sunny Sheu.
Here's a couple of good accounts and the blog of record on the case.