Brian W. Harrison, 56, Great Bend, Kansas, a former loan officer for a bank in Great Bend, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of bank fraud admitting that he falsified credit and loan applications, promissory notes and security agreements on behalf of a purported debtor without the debtor’s proper authority.

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Joseph Pasquale, 38, Worcester, MA, has been charged with with one count of mortgage fraud conspiracy involving bank fraud and two counts of bank fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment for each count.

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George Kalivretenos, 58, Miami Beach, Florida, who allegedly stole $4 million in borrowers’ funds and lied to federal law enforcement agents, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, money laundering, and false statements.

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Marie Lucie Tondreau, a/k/a Lucie Tondreau, 54, North Miami, Florida, the former North Miami Mayor, was sentenced by United States District Judge Robert N. Scola for her participation in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

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William David Green, Yukon, Oklahoma, was sentenced to serve 24 months in federal prison for preparing a false tax return for a client. Continue Reading…

Five defendants have been sentenced for their roles in a mortgage fraud conspiracy perpetrated in the Eastern District of Texas involving illegal property flipping, falsification of documents, including HUD-1 Settlement Statements, down payment fraud, and loan application misrepresentations.

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Daniel Deaibes, 36, Rancho Cucamonga, California, pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to steal title to Southern California homes, and then to “sell” the properties to unsuspecting buyers—who later learned they had actually purchased nothing.

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Sam Stafford, 59, formerly a resident of Campbell, California, now living in Temecula, California, a founder of the S3 Partners, was sentenced March 17, 2015 to 36 months on investment fraud charges. Continue Reading…

Reginald T. Walton 31, and David Johnson 48, both of Indianapolis, Indiana, who were involved in a fraud scheme at the Indianapolis Land Bank, were found guilty of multiple fraud and bribery charges after a two-week jury trial before U.S. District Judge William T. Lawrence.

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Joyce Esther De Armero, 37, San Jose, California, was sentenced to twelve months and one day in prison and ordered to pay restitution for her role in a real estate investment fraud scheme.

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