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David Saks is a musician, real estate broker, and long-time ActiveRain member. David's blog features important information relevant to the safety, integrity and security of the industry. In addition to his widely read real estate fraud blog, a comprehensive overview of real estate continuing education is a weekly addition for his subscribers and the ActiveRain community at-large. Thank you for subscribing to and for visiting David's ActiveRain home on the internet. Please join. Membership in ActiveRain will enrich your life !



Catonsville Real Estate Appraiser Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Obtain Over $4.3 Million in Fraudulent Mortgage Loans Conspired to Obtain 17 Fraudulent Loans Resulting in Losses of More Than $2.6 Million U.S. Attorney’s Office June 29, 2012 District of Maryland (410) 209-4800    Press Release   BAL...
Posted almost 2 years ago
  Two Men Indicted for Bank Fraud and False Statements U.S. Attorney’s Office June 27, 2012 Northern District of Alabama (205) 244-2001   Press Release   BIRMINGHAM—A federal grand jury today indicted two Birmingham-area men on charges they defrauded a bank by presenting false statements in order...
Posted almost 2 years ago
Two Alabama Real Estate Investors and Their Company Indicted for Conspiracies to Rig Bids and Commit Mail Fraud for the Purchase of Real Estate at Public Foreclosure Auctions U.S. Department of Justice June 28, 2012 Office of Public Affairs (202) 514-2007/TDD (202) 514-1888   Breaking News, Pres...
Posted almost 2 years ago
Assistant Manager of Gambrills Mortgage Company Sentenced to Over Four Years in Prison in $4.9 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme U.S. Attorney’s Office June 27, 2012 District of Maryland (410) 209-4800   Financial, Fraud, Mortgage Fraud, Press Release   BALTIMORE—U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Bla...
Posted almost 2 years ago
Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty to Fraud Barbara M. Diaz, 37, Lehigh Acres, Florida, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud. According to the plea agreement, by at least April 2008, through October 2008, Diaz conspired with others to defraud mortgage lende...
Posted almost 2 years ago
Real Estate Investment Fraudster Sent to Prison Maher Muhawieh, 32, San Francisco, California, was sentenced to six and one-half years in prison after he admitted running an investment fraud scheme in which he defrauded family members, friends, and many other victims out of millions of dollars. A...
Posted almost 2 years ago
Former Real Estate Agent Convicted of Mortgage Fraud Safiyyah Tahir Battles, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a former real estate agent with T&T Realty has been convicted of mortgage fraud and money laundering. As previously reported on Mortgage Fraud Blog, on November 15, 2011, Battles was indicted on ...
Posted almost 2 years ago
National Appraisal Instructor Convicted for Lying to Lender Larry Max McDaniel, 69, West Virginia, has pled guilty to making false statements to influence a federally insured financial institution. According to the January 19, 2012, Superseding Indictment, between 2002 and 2006, an individual ide...
Posted almost 2 years ago
Loan Officer Jailed for Submitting False Loan Applications Edward M. Bangasser, 66, Boca Raton, Florida, was sentenced by United States District Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington to 15 months in federal prison for conspiring to commit wire fraud and for making false statements to federally insur...
Posted almost 2 years ago
10 Charged with Loan Misrepresentations and Short Sale Fraud Joel Martinez, 41, Phoenix, Arizona, has been charged in a 43 count indictment involving nine other individuals in connection with a mortgage fraud scam.  The charges include conspiracy, wire fraud, false statements, false representatio...
Posted almost 2 years ago

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