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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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Xue Heu, 37, Modesto, California, was arrested following an indictment charging him with wire fraud in connection with a fraudulent real estate investment scheme wherein he gave investors fraudulent documents, such as forged grant deeds, fraudulent HUD-1 settlement statements, and portfolio listings of properties he claimed he intended to purchase, including properties that had already been sold and were no longer available to purchase.

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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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