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real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for January 26, 2015 - 01/26/15 02:35 AM
 
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real estate fraud: Woman Sentenced for Stealing $300,000 - 01/22/15 01:12 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 01:07 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 02:00 PM
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real estate fraud: Mortgage Fraud Blog for Wednesday January 20, 2015 - 01/20/15 01:44 PM
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real estate fraud: Prop Mgr & R E Agent Get 22 Mos in Prison for Mortgage Fraud - 01/16/15 11:27 AM
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 11:18 AM
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 07:27 AM
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 09:22 AM
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 01:15 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.
Frank Mejean served as the elected trustee of Jefferson Township, in Sullivan County from … (0 comments)

real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for January 14, 2015 - 01/13/15 04:52 PM
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real estate fraud: Mortgage Fraud Blog for January 14, 2015 - 01/13/15 02:25 PM
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real estate fraud: Montana Woman Pleads Guilty to Mail and Wire Fraud - 01/13/15 11:06 AM
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 12:21 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 12:17 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)

real estate fraud: Appalachian Community Bank Vice President Convicted of Bank Fraud - 01/12/15 01:14 AM
Appalachian Community Bank Vice President Convicted of Bank Fraud
GAINESVILLE, GA—
William R. Beamon, Jr.,
a/k/a “Rusty” Beamon, has been convicted by a federal jury of carrying out a scheme to defraud Appalachian Community Bank, in Ellijay, Ga.
“Bank fraud is a critical problem throughout the United States, but it has hit Georgia especially hard,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.
“Georgia leads the nation in bank failures since 2008,
with 88 banks failing—including Appalachian
Community Bank, the bank this defendant defrauded.
These failures have significantly affected the economy,
making these cases important to safeguard the … (0 comments)

real estate fraud: Palmetto Woman Sentenced to More Than Five Years for Embezzling Funds - 01/12/15 01:10 AM
Palmetto Woman Sentenced to More Than Five Years for Embezzling Funds
TAMPA, FL—United States District Judge Steven D. Merryday has sentenced
Beverly Sue Gingell
(61, Palmetto) to five years and three months in federal prison for wire fraud and obstructing and impeding the administration of the Internal Revenue Service. She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $651,347.42 and to forfeit $745,000, which represents the proceeds of the fraud.
Gingell pleaded guilty on October 22, 2014.
According to court documents, Gingell was formerly employed as the finance manager at Pro-Link, a company located in Bradenton. Gingell … (0 comments)

real estate fraud: Two Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court for Defrauding AIG - 01/12/15 01:04 AM
Two Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court for Defrauding AIG Out of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in West Des Moines, Iowa
DES MOINES, IA—Former Iowa resident
Christina M. Pender
and California resident
Robert K. Taylor
have pled guilty to defrauding insurance company AIG out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Taylor also pled guilty to making false statements to a financial institution involving a mortgage fraud scheme in California. Pender pled guilty on April 17, 2014, and Taylor pled guilty on August 27, 2014.
On May 21, 2013, a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Iowa … (0 comments)

real estate fraud: Palm Beach County Gastroenterologist Guilty of False Tax Returns - 01/08/15 02:28 AM
Palm Beach County Gastroenterologist Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns
U.S. Attorney Ferrer stated, “An individual cannot avoid his income tax obligations by creative labeling. Today’s plea demonstrates our commitment to every American taxpayer that we will identify and prosecute those who use corporations as shields to evade the payment of personal income taxes.”
IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge Jackson stated, “As we approach tax filing season, those Americans who file accurate, honest and timely returns can be assured that the government will hold accountable those who don’t. IRS Criminal Investigation is committed to investigating individuals who use their … (2 comments)

 
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