Dana Jefferson, 53, O’Fallon, Missouri, has been indicted on multiple fraud charges involving a scheme to lure lenders by falsely representing that he was the beneficiary of a multi-million dollar inheritance. Jefferson made false promises to lenders that once he gained access to his inheritance, he would use the funds to purchase homes for them, or in some cases would repay double the amount of the loan.

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Timothy Jon Oliver, 60, a Minnesota attorney, pleaded guilty to felony wire fraud for his role in scheme wherein he took funds from a construction company to secure financing for a nonexistent real estate development project.

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Rosaura Hernandez, aka Rosa Diaz, South Ozone Park, New York, was arrested on a charge of grand larceny for allegedly taking funds intended for a loan modification and using them for her personal use.

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Don A. Langford, 63, Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, a former senior vice president and chief credit officer of TierOne Bank, a publicly traded commercial bank formerly headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, pleaded guilty to defrauding TierOne’s shareholders and regulators by falsely inflating the value of TierOne’s loan and real estate portfolio. Continue Reading…

Fred Todd, 61, Lakewood, New Jersey, admitted his role in a scheme that defrauded investors in connection with several real estate deals and a Facebook IPO.

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Tania Ayala, 37, Uniondale, New York, has been arrested on charges of grand larceny on Sunday, September 07, 2014 at 5:50 P.M., for her alleged role in a mortgage modification scheme whereby she directed victims to send mortgage payments to her personal P.O. Box, but failed to make the mortgage payments or apply for modifications.

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Sean A. Souels, 44, Linden, New Jersey, a pastor of the now-defunct ReBirth International Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey, admitted to defrauding financial institutions as part of a $15 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and straw buyers to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos.

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Randall David Due, Pelham, Georgia, was found guilty by a federal jury in Omaha, Nebraska, of seven counts of conspiracy to file and filing false liens against two U.S. District Court judges, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nebraska, two Assistant U.S. Attorneys and an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) special agent. Due filed a total of five $18 million false liens with the Washington County Register of Deeds Office.

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Peter Allen, Southfield, Michigan, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for his participation in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud wherein Allen and his co-conspirators defrauded National City Bank and Fannie Mae.

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William Chrissikopoulos, 43, Las Vegas, Nevada; and Lynda Finch-Estrada, 54, Las Vegas, have been arrested on a warrant for various felony theft and fraud charges involving alleged operation of a mortgage lending fraud in Las Vegas.

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