real estate fraud: Houston Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Steal HELOC from Victims - 01/30/15 10:21 AM
Houston Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Steal from Home Equity Lines of Credit of Unsuspecting Victims
HOUSTON—
Obinna Gregory Okoro,
25, of Houston, has been ordered to prison after conspiring to use personal identifiers of victims to create fake bank accounts online, link those accounts to existing bank accounts and drain them of the funds, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Okoro pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit bank fraud, one count of engaging in computer fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft Sept. 3, 2014.
Today, U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas, who had accepted the … (0 comments)

real estate fraud: Investment Adviser Indicted for Theft of Client Money - 01/30/15 10:07 AM
Westminster Investment Adviser Indicted for Theft of Client Money
Defendant Allegedly Convinced Victims to Give Him More Than $1.9 Million from Retirement Savings, Lines of Credit, and Refinanced Mortgages in the False Promise of Receiving Higher Investment Returns BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury indicted
Jasper Buck,
age 59, formerly of Westminster, Maryland and elsewhere including Sanford and Lake Mary, Florida, for mail fraud arising from an investment fraud scheme. The indictment was returned on January 21, 2015 and unsealed today upon the arrest of the defendant. An initial appearance is expected to be scheduled in federal court in the Middle … (0 comments)

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real estate fraud: Woman Sentenced for Stealing $300,000 - 01/22/15 09:12 AM
Galena Woman Sentenced for Stealing $300,000 from Employer
SPRINGFIELD, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Galena, Mo., woman has been sentenced in federal court for embezzling more than $300,000 from her employer.
Sarah N. Underwood,
36, of Galena, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, to two years and six months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Underwood to pay $311,280 in restitution to Fall Creek Condominium and $95,008 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service, for total restitution payments of … (2 comments)

real estate fraud: Former Texas Title Company Employee Heads to Prison for Bank Fraud - 01/22/15 09:07 AM
Former Texas Title Company Employee Heads to Prison in Bank Fraud Conspiracy
HOUSTON—Harris County resident
Maria Eliza Garza
has been ordered to prison following her conviction in conspiring to defraud seven different Houston-area banks or more than $2 million in 2007 and 2008, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
Garza pleaded guilty Sept. 4, 2013.
Today, U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal, who accepted the guilty plea, handed Garza an 18-month sentence to be followed by three years of supervised release. At the hearing, the court noted that Garza was an important player in the scheme and further ordered … (0 comments)

real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for Wednesday January 20, 2015 - 01/20/15 10:00 PM
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real estate fraud: Prop Mgr & R E Agent Get 22 Mos in Prison for Mortgage Fraud - 01/16/15 07:27 PM
Property Manager and Real Estate Agent Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Role in Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy That Caused $7 Million in Losses to Lenders
NEW HAVEN, CT—A property manager and real estate agent was sentenced today to 22 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme arising from the purchases of more than 40 properties in New Haven, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today.
Menachem Yosef Levitin (a/k/a Joseph),
29, of New Haven, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall on July 5, 2012, to an information charging … (2 comments)

real estate fraud: Defendant in $40M Ponzi Gets 21 Yrs in Prison - Built Mansion w/Money - 01/16/15 07:18 PM
Federal Judges Sentences the Last Defendant in $40 Million Ponzi Scheme to 21 Years in Prison
Jury Convicted the CPA Hedge Fund Manager of Securities Fraud Conspiracy and Related Charges; Defendant Built Personal Mansion with the Stolen Money CHARLOTTE, NC—On Thursday, January 15, 2015, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. sentenced
Jonathan D. Davey,
50,of Newark, Ohio to 252 months in prison for his role in Ponzi scheme that defrauded victims of more than $40 million, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Judge Conrad also ordered the defendant to spend three years … (2 comments)

real estate fraud: Hotel Owner Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Bank Fraud - 01/16/15 03:27 PM
Knoxville Hotel Owner Sentenced to Serve 42 Months in Prison for Bank Fraud
GREENEVILLE, TN—
Jayesh Dahyabhai Patel,
49, of Knoxville, Tenn., was sentenced on Jan. 15, 2015, by the Honorable Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 42 months in federal prison. Patel was also ordered to pay restitution of $2,806,438.20 to First Community Bank and serve five years of supervised release upon his release from prison.
Patel was indicted in May 2014 and pleaded guilty in July 2014 to bank fraud.
He admitted engaging in a scheme from approximately January 2009 to August 2011 to defraud … (2 comments)

real estate fraud: Contracting Company Admits Rigging Selection Process for Projects - 01/15/15 05:22 PM
Owner of Hudson County Contracting Company Admits Rigging Selection Process for Union City Projects
NEWARK, NJ—The owner of a Guttenberg, New Jersey, contracting company today admitted rigging the selection process for projects run by the Union City Community Development Agency (UCCDA), causing losses of at least $120,000, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Leovaldo Fundora,
53, of Guttenberg, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William H. Walls in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of embezzling, stealing, purloining, and converting to his own use and the use of another, money from the U.S. Department … (0 comments)

real estate fraud: Trustee and His Wife Sentenced for Stealing More Than $124,000 - 01/15/15 09:15 AM
United States Attorney’s Office Announces Sentence in Sullivan County Trustee Fraud Case
Trustee and His Wife Sentenced for Stealing More Than $124,000 from Jefferson Township in Sullivan County INDIANAPOLIS—Josh J. Minkler, Acting United States Attorney, announced today that
Frank Mejean,
53, and his wife
Antonnette Mejean,
49, both of Carlisle, Indiana, were sentenced in federal court today by U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson. Frank was sentenced to six months in federal prison and Antonnette received three years of probation after being convicted of wire fraud.
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real estate fraud: Montana Woman Pleads Guilty to Mail and Wire Fraud - 01/13/15 07:06 PM
Montana Woman Pleads Guilty to Mail and Wire Fraud
Provided Closing Services for Transfers of Timeshare Units NEWPORT NEWS, VA—
Julie L. Duffield,
45, of Eureka, MT, pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Royce E. Curtin, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Miller.
Duffield was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 17, 2014. Duffield faces a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison … (0 comments)

real estate fraud: Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Embezzling More Than $450,000 - 01/13/15 08:21 AM
Bank Employee Sentenced to Federal Prison for Embezzling More Than $450,000
Deirdre M, Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that
MARIA ROSA ESTEVES,
41, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by six months of home confinement and three years of supervised release, for embezzling more than $450,000 from the bank where she was employed. ESTEVES also was ordered to pay full restitution, and to perform 60 hours of community service during her term of supervised release.
According to … (0 comments)

real estate fraud: Mortgage Broker Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Defrauding Lenders - 01/13/15 08:17 AM
Mortgage Broker Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Defrauding Lenders
PITTSBURGH, PA—A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, on his conviction of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Senior United States District Judge Donetta Ambrose imposed the sentence on
Richard Stromberg,
50, of Wells Drive, Bethel Park, Pa.
According to information presented to the court, Stromberg has been in the mortgage broker business since the 1990s. He worked first … (0 comments)

 

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