Stephen G. Doherty, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced for his role in a $14.6 million mortgage fraud scheme that resulted in at least 35 fraudulent mortgage loans.
Teresa Giudice, 41, and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, both of Towaco, New Jersey, two of the stars of the Bravo TV television show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” admitted committing a string of crimes as part of a long-running financial fraud conspiracy.
John Hagener, 77, Granite Bay, California, and Dawn C. Powers, 43, Lincoln, California, separately pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges.
Timothy William Barnes, 37, formerly of San Luis Obispo, California, a real estate broker pleaded guilty to orchestrating a property flipping scheme in which he purchased houses in short sales at artificially low prices and immediately resold the properties at their true market value.
Craig Hudson, William Bolton and David Barile were all sentenced to prison for their roles in a mortgage fraud scam that involved more than 50 fraudulent mortgages totaling $8.8 million.
Jonathan Lee Oliver, 41, Missoula, Montana, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy to Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, and Structuring.
Herschell Harvell, Jr., 53, Conyers, Georgia, made his initial appearance in federal court on charges of making false statements to a bank to obtain a mortgage loan and conspiring to obstruct an investigation into his real estate transactions by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General (HUD-OIG).
Laurie Schneider, 39, pleaded guilty at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York, to wire fraud.
Haider Zafar, 36, formerly of Dublin, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to multiple wire fraud, money laundering, and federal income tax charges relating to his $10 million fraud scheme involving false representations about investments in Pakistani real estate.
Ronnie Edward Duke, Fenton, Michigan, was sentenced to 13 years in prison in connection with a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud conspiracy. On June 3, 2013, he was scheduled to self-surrender and begin serving his sentence. Duke failed to appear. After being on the run for eight months, he was arrested on February 24, 2014.