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Alan J. Dornhuber, 64, Las Vegas, Nevada, a fugitive, has been arrested in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on a warrant for various felony theft and fraud charges for his operation of mortgage fraud in Las Vegas.

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15 states filed lawsuits on mortgage scam operations in coordination with the joint federal-state sweep by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. The lawsuits target scam operations that prey on delinquent homeowners or those facing foreclosure.

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Donald Keith Goff, 66, Laguna Niguel, California, has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a series of fraud schemes that include one in which he worked with his criminal defense attorney to fraudulently apply for millions of dollars of loans using a straw buyer.

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Duy Khac Nguyen, 34, Garden Grove, California, is scheduled to be arraigned for defrauding 42 victims of over $92,000 by operating a fraudulent loan modification company.

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Ajay Thuraisingham, 27, Ontario, Canada, and co-defendant Christopher Duharte, 36, Coconut Creek, Florida, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra to 54 months in prison, and to 30 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in operating boiler rooms that collected advance fees from distressed homeowners purportedly in exchange for obtaining loan modifications for the homeowners which were, with few exceptions, never provided.

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Mark Edward Shelton, 45, Las Vegas, Nevada, was indicted by a Clark County Grand Jury for loan fraud on June 24, 2014.

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Rhonda Scott, 52, Oxon Hill, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with two separate mortgage fraud schemes which resulted in losses of over $2.5 million. Niesha Williams, 34, Fort Washington, Maryland, was sentenced to 27 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with one of the mortgage fraud schemes.

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Steven Jones, 46, Charlotte, North Carolina, was convicted after a three-day trial of racketeering conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud scheme to defraud investors and money laundering conspiracy.  His conviction is the latest in Operation Wax House, an investigation which began in 2007 and has netted 91 defendants to date, 86 of which have pleaded guilty or been convicted following a trial.

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Ronnie Singleton, 41, Lithonia, Georgia, a business owner who held himself out to be an investor and loan broker, admitted his role in defrauding real estate investors of more than $800,000.
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Rodney Walker, 44, Atlanta, Georgia, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara, to wire fraud for his role in a scam whereby the defendant promised a standby letter of credit, which he could monetize into $100 million in loans.

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