real estate fraud: Former NFL Player Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Mortgage Fraud - 09/25/14 10:54 AM
Charlotte Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for His Role in a Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Defendant Received More Than $500,000 in Mortgage Fraud Proceeds CHARLOTTE, NC—
Former NFL football player
Jimmy Hitchcock
was sentenced on Tuesday, September 23, 2014,
to serve 46 months in federal prison,
to be followed by two years of supervised release, for his role in a multi-million mortgage fraud conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins.
U.S. Attorney Tompkins is joined in making today’s announcement by John A. Strong, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Charlotte Division, … (8 comments)

real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for September 23, 2014 - 09/23/14 09:37 PM
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real estate fraud: Mortgage Fraud Blog for September 23, 2014 - 09/23/14 09:34 PM
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real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for September 22, 2014 - 09/22/14 03:19 AM
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real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for September 20, 2014 - 09/20/14 01:44 AM
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real estate fraud: Westchester Businessman Indicted for False Loan Applications - 09/18/14 07:15 PM
Selim Zherka, Westchester Businessman, Indicted by White Plains Federal Grand Jury for Submitting False Loan Applications, Tax Fraud, Wire Fraud, and Witness Tampering
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Shantelle P. Kitchen, the Acting Internal Revenue Service Special Agent in Charge of the New York Office—Criminal Investigation (“IRS”), George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Christy Romero, the Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“SIGTARP”), announced today that Westchester businessman
SELIM ZHERKA, 46, of Somers, New York,
was … (2 comments)

real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for September 17, 2014 - 09/16/14 10:04 PM
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real estate fraud: Mortgage Fraud Blog for September 17, 2014 - 09/16/14 10:01 PM
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real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for September 10, 2014 - 09/10/14 12:38 PM
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real estate fraud: Woman Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating Estimated $1.6 Mil Fraud Scheme - 09/10/14 11:48 AM
San Antonio-Area Businesswoman Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating Estimated $1.6 Million Fraud Scheme
The owner and managing partner of HipDingo stores in San Antonio, Boerne and Fredericksburg and former marketing director for a land development company, Rinco of Texas, Inc. (Rinco), and Rockin’ J Ranch (Rockin’ J) faces up to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to orchestrating an estimated $1.6 million wire fraud scheme announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher H. Combs.
Appearing before United States Magistrate Judge John Primomo this afternoon in San Antonio,
47–year-old Boerne, TX, resident
Lea … (4 comments)

real estate fraud: Mortgage Fraud Blog for September 9, 2014 - 09/09/14 09:31 PM
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real estate fraud: Shyster Guilty of Investment and Real Estate Frauds - 09/09/14 07:38 PM
Attorney Admits Role in Investment and Real Estate Frauds
TRENTON, NJ—An Ocean County, New Jersey, attorney today admitted his role in a scheme that defrauded investors in connection with a Facebook IPO and several real estate deals, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Fred Todd, 61, of Lakewood, New Jersey,
pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of transacting in criminal proceeds.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Todd is … (2 comments)

real estate fraud: Another Attorney Will Go to Prison for Bank Fraud and Money Laundering - 09/04/14 02:04 PM
Former Grosse Pointe Attorney Sentenced for Bank Fraud and Money Laundering
A former Grosse Pointe attorney was sentenced to prison for bank fraud and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today.
McQuade was joined in the announcement by Paul M. Abbate, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Detroit Field Office.
Kenneth Flaska
was sentenced to 64 months in prison
by U.S. District Judge Paul Borman in a case involving a loss to victims in the amount of $2,756,786.63.
Flaska pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of money laundering in April … (2 comments)

real estate fraud: Belleville Man Admits Role in $15 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme - 09/03/14 09:32 AM
Belleville Man Admits Role in $15 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
CAMDEN, NJ—An Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring to defraud financial institutions as part of a $15 million mortgage fraud scheme that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Larry Fullenwider,
63, of Belleville, New Jersey,
pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden federal court to a second superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Using the alias “Stanley Hyde,” Fullenwider admitted purchasing four … (6 comments)

real estate fraud: Bethel Park Man Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme - 09/02/14 04:12 PM
Bethel Park Man Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
PITTSBURGH—
The founder of a mortgage brokerage firm pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Richard Stromberg, 49, of Bethel Park, Pa.,
pleaded guilty before Senior United States District Judge Donetta Ambrose.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Stromberg has been in the mortgage broker business since the 1990s.
He worked first at a company called Century Three Home Equity and then opened his own business, which … (2 comments)

real estate fraud: Fraud Involving Mineral Rights Nets 32mos in Prison for Louisiana Man - 09/02/14 12:07 PM
Mail Fraud Involving Mineral Rights Results in 32Months in Prison and $1 Million Restitution for Louisiana Man
 
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—
JORDAN SIMON, 34, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
was sentenced by United States District Judge Joe Heaton to serve 32 months in prison for mail fraud involving mineral rights, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
According to court records, from November of 2011 through March of 2013, Simon induced an Oklahoma woman to sell her mineral rights to Simon’s company,Iconic Resources, promising to pay her for those rights.
However, Simon sold the mineral rights … (1 comments)

real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for September 2, 2014 - 09/02/14 12:12 AM
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