Jose L. Nino de Guzman, Jr., 30, Seattle, Washington, who operated a Ponzi scheme disguised as real estate investment opportunities in Peru, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 10 years in prison for wire fraud and money laundering.
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Paul Hulse, Sr. was sentenced on November 27, 2013, by United States District Court Judge Myron S. Thompson, to the statutory maximum of 10 years imprisonment followed by three years supervised release for interstate transportation of property by fraud. Judge Thompson also sentenced Frank J. Teers to 8 years imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit wire and financial institution fraud, and committing wire fraud and financial institution fraud.
Alberto Solaroli, 59, Jacksonville, Florida, a Canadian citizen, who was living and working in Jacksonville, Florida, has been indicted on charges that he borrowed $1.5 million via false pretenses from OneBanc in April 2007.
Raffi Oghlian, 38, Westwood, New Jersey, a loan officer, admitted to conspiring to defraud financial institutions as part of an approximately $2 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and straw buyers to make illegal profits on town homes and other real estate in three states.
Daniel Rosenbledt, Hillsborough, California, a Northern California real estate investor has agreed to plead guilty to his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California.
Maria Eliza Garza, Houston, Texas, has pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud seven different Houston-area banks of more than $2 million in 2007 and 2008.
Alexander Iler, 39, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, a former attorney, disbarred from the practice of law in June 2012, pled guilty to charges of stealing real property from the estate of a deceased woman and embezzling money from his former clients.
Christopher Robert Wise, 34, Denver, Colorado, who billed himself as “The Credit Line Millionaire,” has pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges that accuse him of conspiring to obtain lines of credit worth hundreds of thousands of dollars through a host of misrepresentations and falsified documents.
Michael E. Kraus, 63, Medford, Wisconsin, has been indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison, Wisconsin, and charged with making false statements to financial institutions concerning the extent of his liabilities.
Emiel A. Kandi, University Place, Washington, a hard money lender, was arrested after being indicted by the grand jury for conspiracy, making false statements on loan applications, and mail fraud.