Ronnie Edward Duke, Fenton, Michigan, was sentenced to 13 years in prison in connection with a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud conspiracy. On June 3, 2013, he was scheduled to self-surrender and begin serving his sentence. Duke failed to appear. After being on the run for eight months, he was arrested on February 24, 2014.
Charles Gonzales, Alamo, 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.
Seven suspects who have been charged in a mortgage fraud scheme that defrauded more than 1,550 Inland Valley, California, homeowners seeking loan modification services during the foreclosure crisis have been arrested.
Lacie Devine, 35, Edinburg, Texas, has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme.
Jerry Goh, 51, Allen, Texas, who pleaded guilty in April 2013 to one count of a misprision of a felony stemming from his involvement in a loan fraud scheme was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey.
Eric Dean Phillips, 58, Riverside, California, was sentenced for his role in a scheme to defraud clients of Georggin Law, formerly located in Carlsbad, California, who were seeking to repair their credit histories.
Carlyle “Carl” Lee Cole, 66, Bakersfield, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to 17 years and seven months in prison and Caleb Lee Cole, 37, Bakersfield, was sentenced to six months in prison for charges stemming from their involvement in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that ran from January 2004 to September 2007.
William Barksdale, 47, Burlington, New Jersey, a real estate consultant, was sentenced to 20 months in prison for helping five people defraud banks by obtaining multiple home equity loans on the same property.
Claudia Montes, 41, San Diego, California, was sentenced to 20 months in prison and ordered to pay $1,337833.16 in restitution for her role as a straw buyer in a mortgage fraud scheme.
Ging—Hwang “Felicia” Tsoa, 59, Broadlands, Virginia, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for her role in a mortgage fraud conspiracy that involved approximately 36 properties in Northern Virginia and nearly $20 million in fraudulently obtained loans.