Randy Alan Carpenter, 56, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, an attorney, engineer and appraiser, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen to 27 months in prison for making false statements on his tax returns.

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Eliyahu Weinstein, 38, Lakewood, New Jersey, who was sentenced less than two months ago to 22 years in prison for running a Ponzi-style real estate scheme, was indicted by a federal grand jury on new charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and transacting criminal proceeds while on pretrial release.

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Regina M. Preetorius, 47, Augusta, Georgia was sentenced to 280 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall for her role in a multi-million-dollar investor fraud scheme.

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Mohamed Hanif Omar, a Georgia real estate investor, pleaded guilty to his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia. The defendant made and received payoffs and diverted money to co-conspirators that would have gone to mortgage holders and others by holding second, private auctions open only to members of the conspiracy.

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Victoria l. Sprouse, Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced on April 15, 2014, for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme involving the use of false mortgage applications and HUD-1 Settlement Statements.

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Julius Williams, 43, McKinney, Texas, has been sentenced to federal prison in connection with a combination foreclosure rescue, grow house and drug distribution scheme in the Eastern District of Texas…

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Anna S. Lee, 54, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and her daughter, Jennifer H. Lee, 25, New York City, New York, were arrested on Monday, April 14, 2014, in connection with an alleged real estate loan scam wherein the defendants fraudulently obtained over $300,000 in payments from victims for loan modifications services.

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The Homeowner Legal Assistance Association (HLAA), a Florida corporation, has allegedly misled hundreds of distressed homeowners facing foreclosure in Hawaii by a loan modification program operated by HLAA for approximately 17 months in 2009 and 2010.

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Douglas L. Swenson, 65, Eagle, Idaho, Mark Ellison, 65, Boise, Idaho, David D. Swenson, 36, Boise, and Jeremy S. Swenson, 41, Meridian, Idaho—each DBSI principals, were convicted by a federal jury on multiple fraud charges stemming from their public representation that DBSI was a profitable company when they knew that DBSI’s real estate business activities were universally unprofitable.

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Steve Kessedjian, 51, Los Angeles, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to 21 months in prison for stealing refinance funds intended to pay off debts, which forced the borrowers into bankruptcy…

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