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Loan Officer Pleads Guilty and Appraiser Identity Theft Charged

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Franchesco Franco, 34, a former mortgage loan originator, Providence, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit bank fraud for his participation with a local real estate attorney and others...Show More Summary

Eleven Year Sentence for Mortgage Fraud Orchestrator

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Hector Hernandez, 57, Miami, Florida, the owner and operator of Great Country Mortgage Bankers (Great Country), a mortgage lender in Miami, Florida, was sentenced to serve 135 months in prison  for conspiracy toShow More Summary

Spiritual Help Through Mortgage Elimination Scheme?

Mortgage Fraud Blog. John Michael DiChiara, 57, Nevada City, California; James C. Castle, 51, formerly of Santa Rosa, California; Remus A. Kirkpatrick, 58, formerly of Oceanside, California; George B. Larsen, 54, formerly of San Rafael,...Show More Summary

West Virginia Man Sentenced for Inflating Income on Loan Application

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Steven A. Crites, 44, Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to one day in prison followed by one year of supervised release for making a false statement on a loan application. Crites applied for a loan with Wells Fargo Bank and falsely indicated that his monthly income was $29,000. Show More Summary


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Guilty Plea in $30M Low-Income Housing Fraud

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Matthew Greer, 37, former CEO of Carlisle Development Group, Miami Beach, pled guilty  before United States District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro to two counts of conspiracy to commit theft of government money, in connection...Show More Summary

Hacker gets 9 years for ‘massive’ ID theft

Mortgage Fraud Blog. For a time dubbed one of the San Diego FBI’s most wanted cyber fugitives, John Gordon Baden hid out in Tijuana, where he trafficked in the stolen identities of potential homeowners who applied for loans through a U.S. Show More Summary

Short Sale Rescue Fraud Scheme Indicted in Nevada

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Christopher Nelson, 46, Henderson, Nevada, and Niket Kulkarni, 38, Los Angeles, California were indicted by the Clark County, Nevada, Grand Jury, along with Thomas J. Adams,  Robyn D. Reese, and James Sheridan Reese, in connection with a short sale rescue fraud scheme. Show More Summary

2 sentenced in mortgage fraud scheme

Mortgage Fraud Blog. A federal judge Tuesday sentenced two people to 30 months and 46 months in prison for their roles in a mortgage fraud scheme that involved seven properties in Honolulu and Kona. Visiting U.S. District Senior Judge Charles R. Show More Summary

Grand jury indicts brothers on grand theft charges

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Two brothers accused of bilking a Castalia man out of $30,000 face felony charges of grand theft following a grand jury indictment in August, court records show. Daniel Keegan, 45, of Castalia, and David Keegan,Show More Summary

Appeals court upholds Regina Preetorius’ conviction in real estate scam

Mortgage Fraud Blog. A former Augusta-area businesswoman was fairly tried and sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for a massive fraud based on a phony mortgage rescue operation, an appeals court has declared. In a six-page opinion...Show More Summary

Man extradited from Spain over $20 million Detroit real estate scheme

Mortgage Fraud Blog. A New York man charged in a $20 million telemarketing scheme that involved Detroit homes has been extradited from Spain, federal officials announced Friday. Erez Arsoni is among 16 people accused in federal court...Show More Summary

Newman man gets prison for real estate scam

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ralph Leyva pleaded no contest to three counts of grand theft and one count of burglary. The defendant, who had no previous criminal history, received the maximum prison sentence and was ordered to pay full restitution to the victims. Show More Summary

Copyright lawyer for litigious porn studio hit with bank fraud charges

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Porn studio Malibu Media files a lot of copyright lawsuits—more than any other entity in the US. In all, the company has filed more than 4,300 lawsuits since 2009, according to a report by Lex Machina. Malibu relies...Show More Summary

Loan Officer Indicted for Bank Fraud

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Randy Gard Teall, 67, Post Falls, Idaho, pleaded guilty to bank fraud. Teall was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on June 17, 2014. According to the plea agreement, Teall admitted he was a loan officer at Global Credit Union, a federally insured financial institution in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Show More Summary

Guilty Plea in Florida Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

Mortgage Fraud Blog. David W. Griffin, 44, Lutz, Florida, pleaded guilty to one count of bankruptcy fraud and one count of making a false statement under oath during a bankruptcy proceeding in connection with a foreclosure rescue scheme.  Griffin faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison for each charge. Show More Summary

Clerk Indicted for Accepting Bribe to Record Back-Dated Deed

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Regina Taylor, 59, Chicago, Illinois, a former clerk for the Cook County, Illinois, Recorder of Deeds, accepted a $200 cash bribe in exchange for preparing and agreeing to record a back-dated deed on an Oak Park,...Show More Summary

Sentence in Florida Condo Conversion Scheme

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Brendan Bolger, 41, Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit bank, wire, and mail fraud in connection with a Condo Conversion Scheme. The Court also entered a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $13,641,197.90, which represents the fraud perpetrated on the mortgage lenders. Show More Summary

Two Plead Guilty in Mortgage Modification Scheme

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ped Abghari, a/k/a “Ted Allen,” 38, Irvine, California, and Justin Romano, 41, of Blue Point, New York, pled guilty for their roles in orchestrating a massive mortgage modification scheme that collectively defrauded...Show More Summary

Michigan Attorney Pleads Guilty in Loan Modification Scheme

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Steven Barry Ruza, 52, Orchard Lake, Michigan and his company, Home Legal Group, Inc., pled guilty to one count of Conducting a Criminal Enterprise.  Ruza and his company were accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Michigan residents that were facing mortgage foreclosures. Show More Summary

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