Kenneth Schwartz, 64, Huntington, New York, and Helene Stetch, 50, Lindenhurst, New York, have been charged by a Queens County grand jury with defrauding homeowners, financial institution and real estate buyers out of more than $1 million through a short sale mortgage fraud scheme that occurred over a nineteen-month period between October 2008 and May 2010.
Loretta Seneca, 51, Boynton Beach, Florida, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford, Connecticut, to 27 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for her role in a real estate investment scheme.
More than $1.6 million in restitution has been secured for victims of mortgage fraud-related crimes and offered important tips to help Michigan consumers avoid becoming victims of foreclosure rescue scams.
Furman Otis Clark Jr., 65, On April 8, 2014, was convicted by a Nassau County, Florida, jury of organized fraud for his role in a fraudulent land development scheme. The scheme was intended to swindle investors out of more than $250,000.
Jabari L. Marshall, 36, Las Vegas, Nevada, who was convicted by a jury in September 2013 of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud for his involvement in a scheme to obtain $35 million in fraudulent mortgage loans, was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Bijan Madjlessi, 58, Mill Valley, California, David Lonich, 59, Santa Rosa, California, Sean Cutting, 44, Sonoma, California, and Brian Melland, 45, Santa Rosa, were arrested on federal charges of conspiracy, bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, false statements to a bank, false bank entries, and attempted obstruction of justice.
Vathany Teng, 43, and Lina Ma, 55, both of Plano, Texas, were sentenced for their roles in a loan fraud scheme they ran from August 2007 to April 2008 that resulted in the total funding of more than $3 million in fraudulent loans.
Sabah Kennawi, 50, East Hartford, Connecticut, was arrested and charged with larceny and forgery in connection with a scheme that cost homeowners seeking to modify their home mortgage loans thousands of dollars.
Eric Sijohn Brown, 46, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to 20 counts in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme involving KREW Settlement Services.
Ki Sung Chung aka Ken Jung, 55, Norwood, New Jersey, Soon Hwa Park–Bergman, 53, Norwood, Ki Jung Yun, 51, Fairview, New Jersey, Hyang Son Yi aka Paula Yi, 56, Fairview, Dennis Oak aka Dae Sok Ok, 73, formerly of Palisades Park, New Jersey, currently a fugitive, and Beverly Oak aka Young Ae Oak, 63, formerly of Palisades Park, also a fugitive, have been charged with running an elaborate short sale fraud scheme.