Archives For January 2014

Regina Shields, 41, Cincinnati, Ohio, was sentenced in US. District Court to 12 months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $202,806 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service and the lender she defrauded in a mortgage fraud scam.

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William Chrissikopoulos, 43, Las Vegas, Nevada, Alan Dornhuber, 63, Las Vegas, and Lynda Finch-Estrada, 54, Las Vegas, who were indicted in April 2013, by a Clark County grand jury for their operation of a mortgage lending fraud scam, are being sought by the Nevada Attorney General.

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Christopher Jackson, 46, Elk Grove, California, after a seven day trial, was found guilty of all six counts charged against him.

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Larry Max McDaniel, 70, Vienna, West Virginia, a former real estate appraiser, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III to 66 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release. Jackie Gale Weaver, Jr., 50, West Hamlin, West Virginia, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

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Marc Jean, 44, a citizen of Haiti residing in Norwich, Connecticut, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme.

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Winston Shillingford, 56, and his wife, Marleen Shillingford, 47, Nesconset, New York, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford, Connecticut, to prison terms of 48 months and 36 months, respectively, for operating a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme that involved more than 40 properties in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Dwayne H. Means, 46, Cincinnati, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit bank fraud in connection with a loan to buy a lot in the Villages of Sugar Ridge, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in 2007.

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James Lee Lankford, 74, Modesto, California, a former real estate broker, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii to 10 years in prison for orchestrating an 11-year mortgage fraud scam that looted elderly homeowners and lending institutions of close to $10 million dollars.

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Eduardo Galan, 63, Brockport, New York, has been indicted and charged with mail fraud and bankruptcy fraud.

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Edgar Galdamez, 37, Rockville, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitt to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme.

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