Mortgage Fraud Blog for February 18, 2015

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In This Issue...

Jury Convicts Mortgage Fraudsters After 21 Day Trial

Attorney and Real Estate Agent Convicted of Bank Fraud

Bank President Indicted For Hiding Risky Loans

2 Managers Indicted for Timeshare Fraud Scheme

Final Resolution Reached in $35M Mortgage Fraud Case

Man Arrested for Scam Involving Real Estate Investment Notes

Real Estate Attorney / Talk Show Host Receives Almost 6 Years for Fraud

Couple Arraigned on Mortgage and Tax Fraud Charges

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Jury Convicts Mortgage Fraudsters After 21 Day Trial

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Nadia Kuzmenko, 35, Loomis, California, Peter Kuzmenko, 36, Sacramento, California, Edward Shevtsov, 51, Sacramento, and Aaron New, 39, Sacramento, were found guilty by a federal...

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Attorney and Real Estate Agent Convicted of Bank Fraud

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Jason Springer, an attorney, and Rick Makohoniuk, a real estate agent, were both convicted of bank fraud after an eight-day jury trial. Springer was convicted of seven counts of...

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Bank President Indicted For Hiding Risky Loans

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Gary Patton Hall Jr., 49, Tifton, Georgia, a former bank president and CEO, was charged for his role in a bank fraud scheme in which he is alleged to have hidden under-performing...

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2 Managers Indicted for Timeshare Fraud Scheme

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Mark Gardner, 28, Osteen, Florida, and Tammie Lynn Cline, 32, Leominster, Massachusetts, have been charged with one count of conspiracy, five counts of wire fraud, and four...

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Final Resolution Reached in $35M Mortgage Fraud Case

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James Sotolongo, Christopher Mencis, and Stephanie Musselwhite were sentenced for their roles in a complex mortgage fraud scheme that defrauded lenders out of more $35...

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Man Arrested for Scam Involving Real Estate Investment Notes

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Andrew Avery, 39, has been arraigned on federal charges of wire fraud and mail fraud stemming from an alleged investment fraud scheme.  Avery fled the country, but was...

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Real Estate Attorney / Talk Show Host Receives Almost 6 Years for Fraud

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Kathleen Niew, 59, Burr Ridge, Illinois, a real estate attorney and radio talk show host was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment for stealing approximately $2.34 million from her...

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Couple Arraigned on Mortgage and Tax Fraud Charges

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Meili Lin, AKA Ally Lin, and Jyh-Chau Horng, AKA Henry Horng, were arraigned on charges of tax and mortgage fraud for allegedly filing false tax returns and submitting mortgage...

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Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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They're still out there stealing our money David.  Though it's good to see that many are being caught and prosecuted.

Feb 17, 2015 08:43 PM #1
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Melissa Brown
Helen Adams Realty - Charlotte, NC
Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

Wow if this type of news comes out every day, this is scary!  Greedy people!

Feb 17, 2015 09:07 PM #2
Rainmaker
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David Saks
(retired) - Memphis, TN

Way too much of this continues to hurt us, Gabe.

Feb 17, 2015 11:39 PM #3
Rainmaker
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David Saks
(retired) - Memphis, TN

It's the tip of the iceberg Melissa Brown . Thanks for reviewing Rachel's blog release.

Feb 17, 2015 11:40 PM #4
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Marc Cupp and Lorre Staretz
RE/MAX Elite - Little Rock, AR
Little Rock Real Estate Stars

This is really disheartening, David...especially when it comes from our "peers".

Feb 18, 2015 12:42 AM #5
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Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

WOW!  Its unreal how many people are still doing this... I guess it never really goes away  and hopefully they eventually get caught.  

Feb 18, 2015 02:37 AM #6
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Money is money and it draws no doubt.  I am surprised they are still in this arena and even more surprised somewhat getting away with it as close as scrutiny is right now.  Mark

Feb 18, 2015 11:29 AM #7
Rainmaker
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David Saks
(retired) - Memphis, TN

What's even worse is just how common it is, Marc Cupp and Lorre Staretz 

Feb 18, 2015 02:05 PM #8
Rainmaker
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David Saks
(retired) - Memphis, TN

Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate it's so real and so bad that the Department of Justice has a division just devoted to combating mortgage and real estate fraud.

Feb 18, 2015 02:06 PM #9
Rainmaker
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David Saks
(retired) - Memphis, TN

The more sophitiscated the laws the more convoluted the schemes, Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint 

Feb 18, 2015 02:08 PM #10
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Good Morning, David. Thanks for the website information. I will go and check them out.

Feb 19, 2015 01:29 AM #11
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David Saks
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Thanks for stopping by, Joni Staples . Rachel's an Ace when it comes to giving dirty real estate swindlers a whipping.

Feb 19, 2015 09:14 AM #12
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