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Top Agent Network, Inc. filed a lawsuit against leading online real estate company Zillow alleging theft of its proprietary trade secrets to create the highly touted “Coming Soon” feature.

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Robert J. Lunn, 64, Chicago, Illinois, an investment advisor, was convicted of federal bank fraud charges for engaging in a scheme to defraud Leaders Bank and two of his clients of more than $3.2 million and ultimately causing the bank to lose more than $2.7 million.

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Cherron Marie Phillips, a/k/a River Tali, 43, Chicago, Illinois, ended after two years of federal prosecution with Phillips being sentenced to a seven year prison term for knowingly filing false liens against the property of a dozen current and former federal employees in retaliation for their involvement in the investigation and prosecution of her brother, Devon Phillips.

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Matthew R. Shurts, 42, Beloit, Kansas, pleaded guilty to defrauding a bank for misrepresenting the extent of his collateral.

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Charles Lightbody, 54, Revere, Massachusetts, Dustin DeNunzio, 37, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Anthony Gattineri, 56, Winchester, Massachusetts, have been indicted on state and federal charges in connection with their efforts to hide the financial interest of a convicted felon in a parcel of land in Everett, Massachusetts.

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Larry Fullenwider, 63, Belleville, New Jersey, admitted conspiring to defraud financial institutions as part of a $15 million mortgage fraud scheme that used phony documents and straw buyers to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos.

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Ann Hils, 54, East Hampton, Connecticut, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and bank fraud related to a real estate appraisal scheme.

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Paul Mancuso, 46, Glen Rock, New Jersey, and Pasquale Stiso, 52, West Harrison, New York, were indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly using a real estate investment scheme to defraud 15 victims of more than $3 million.

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Brenda Wood, 45, Leavenworth, Kansas, a business owner, has been indicted on federal bank fraud charges for allegedly forging the signature of a second mortgage holder thereby releasing a deed, inflating purchase prices to ensure loan-to-value requirements and submitting false documents to banks.

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Chaka Fattah Jr., 31, Philadelphia, has been indicted and charged for his alleged role in a scheme to defraud banks and the Internal Revenue Service of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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