Archives For Bid Rigging

Mohamed Hanif Omar, a Georgia real estate investor, pleaded guilty to his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia. The defendant made and received payoffs and diverted money to co-conspirators that would have gone to mortgage holders and others by holding second, private auctions open only to members of the conspiracy.

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Chad E. Foster, Theodore, Alabama, a former real estate investor, has been indicted and charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud as part of a scheme related to public real estate foreclosure auctions held in southern Alabama.

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Andrew B. Katakis and Donald M. Parker were found guilty following a four-week trial of conspiring to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions held in San Joaquin County, California.

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Grant Alvernaz, Pleasant Hill, California, and Douglas Moore, Walnut Creek, California, two real estate investors, pleaded guilty to their roles in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California. A total of 46 individuals have pleaded guilty or agreed to plead guilty as a result of an ongoing antitrust investigation into bid rigging and fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California. Continue Reading…

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.

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Amy James, a Georgia real estate investor, pleaded guilty for her role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia.

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Rudolph Silva, Concord, Calif., Thomas Bishop, Pleasant Hill, Calif., and Leslie Gee, Danville, Calif., three Northern California real estate investors, have agreed to plead guilty for their roles in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California.

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Anthony B. Joachim, Stockton, California, an Eastern California real estate investor pleaded guilty to conspiring to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Eastern California.

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Florence Fung, Sacramento, California, and Michael Navone, San Rafael, California, two real estate investors, have agreed to plead guilty to their roles in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California.

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Daniel Rosenbledt, Hillsborough, California, a 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. Rosenbledt is the 36th individual to plead guilty or agree to plead guilty to bid rigging and fraud in Northern California.

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