Kathryn Sylvester, San Diego, California, was sentenced to 41 months in custody for operating a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused over $6 million in losses on various properties in San Diego and Orange Counties, California. Sylvester promised straw buyers that she would flip a number of the properties for a quick profit. Instead, she systematically drained equity from the properties for her own benefit.
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Kenneth J. Enrico, 47, Bohemia, New York, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for posing as a mortgage broker to defraud over 300 borrowers nationwide out of $1.2 million in application fees for loans that he could not close.
Jason Vitulano, 39, Boca Raton, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and mail fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1349 and 1341, admitting his role as ringleader of a loan modification scheme.
Michael John Mangan, 43, owner of multiple Minnesota-based businesses, has been indicted and charged with four counts of wire fraud and three counts of mail fraud for allegedly stealing over $1 million of real estate investment funds and loans.
Six family members are the subjects of a Colorado statewide grand jury 37-count indictment for using their status in the real estate industry to perpetrate a fraud-for-profit mortgage fraud scheme. The family is accused of manipulating straw buyers to buy and sell properties destined for foreclosure.
Jimmy Hitchcock, 43, Clemmons, North Carolina, former NFL football player, was sentenced on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, to serve 46 months in federal prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release, for his role in a multi-million mortgage fraud conspiracy. Hitchcock and his conspirators used false documents to support mortgage transactions and even recruited a bank insider to assist in the scheme.
Terrence Matthew Brown, also known as Terry Brown, 49, Round Rock, Texas, was sentenced in federal court for his role in a $2.7 million mortgage fraud scheme. The scheme involved Brown buying homes at inflated prices, obtaining mortgage loans by fraud at the inflated amounts, and receiving kickbacks from the excess loan proceeds without the lenders’ knowledge.
Annika Boas, 37, Mount Rainier, Maryland, was convicted on September 19, 2014, of conspiracy, wire fraud and making a false statement on a loan application, arising from a residential mortgage fraud scheme.
Hubert Rotteveel, 52, Dixon, California, was convicted by a federal jury of one count of mail fraud affecting a financial institution relating to his role in a mortgage fraud scheme. The defendant and his conspirators inflated the values of 13 properties then worked with loan officers to provide false information to lenders about the income and liabilities of the buyers.
Andrew Lucas, 37, the former mayor of Manalapan, New Jersey, was convicted at trial on charges related to his acquisition of farmland in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The jury found that Lucas provided falsified tax returns, including a falsified tax return for a relative whose name was also on the loan application, as well as falsely reported that he had a total of $210,000 in cash.