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Lee E. Baker, Jr., 57, Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline, to 36 months in prison for making false statements to a credit union.

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Lance Lockard 34, Anchorage, Alaska was sentenced to 70 months in prison for his leadership of a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme.

Lockard was the lead defendant and ninth and last defendant to be sentenced for his role in the largest mortgage fraud investigation in Alaska’s history. In total, nine individuals and one corporate defendant were convicted and sentenced for

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In the past 22 months the U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged 17 individuals and one company with committing mortgage fraud schemes. Eight of them have been convicted and 10 cases are awaiting trial. Just this week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the sentence of Karoush Partow. As previously Continue Reading...

Michael John Sorensen, Jr., 40, Anchorage, Alaska, a former real estate agent and broker with ReMax Properties, Inc., was sentenced to three years of probation and a $60,000 fine for defrauding mortgage lenders. As previously reported by

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Real Estate Agent Admits Scheme

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Michael John Sorensen, Jr., 40, Anchorage, Alaska, pleaded guilty to wire fraud associated with kickbacks he received from home sales in Anchorage, Alaska.

In connection with the guilty plea, Assistant United States Attorney Retta Randall advised the court that Continue Reading...

Azem Limani, Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced in federal court to 18 months imprisonment for violations of wire fraud and engaging in monetary transactions in criminally derived property related to a mortgage fraud scheme involving properties in Achorage, Alaska.

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Tequisha M. Johnson, Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced in federal court to 37 months in prison for her conviction on one count of forgery, one count of computer fraud and one count of bank fraud. Additionally, Johnson is ordered to pay $160,846.68 in restitution and serve five years of supervised release upon her release from prison.

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Kourosh Partow, Chugiak, Alaska, was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to 25 months imprisonment and a $50,000 fine for his conviction on two counts of wire fraud arising from a scheme to falsify information on mortgage loans originated by him while acting as a branch manager for the Anchorage offices of Countrywide Home Loans and American Home Mortgage.

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Bekim Hasipi, 35, Anchorage, Alaska, Robin Dorman, 31, Anchorage, Alaska and Jan Marquiss, 59, Anchorage, Alaska, each pled guilty to one count of wire fraud for making false statements in mortgage loan applications.

Each defendant acted as a straw borrower, taking out loans in their names for the benefit of Continue Reading...

Kourash Partow, Azem Limani, Bekim Hasipi, Robin Dorman, Dzevid Limani, Agim Delolli and Jan Marquiss were indicted for a mortgage scheme in Anchorage, Alaska that involved straw buyers, inflated property values and “flipping” of 11 properties, some multiple times. The total value of the 14 loans alleged in this Continue Reading...