Archives For California

Steve Kessedjian, 51, Los Angeles, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to 21 months in prison for stealing refinance funds intended to pay off debts, which forced the borrowers into bankruptcy…

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William Barry Blythe, 67, Murrieta, California, has been arraigned and pled guilty to carrying out a scheme to defraud homeowners, mortgage lenders, and the U.S. Bankruptcy courts in the Southern and Central Districts of California. He also admitted that he willfully failed to adequately report over $175,000 in taxes owed on his income.

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David Crisp, 34, San Diego, California, was sentenced United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to 17 years and 7 months in prison, and Jennifer Crisp, 31, San Diego, was sentenced to five years on probation for charges stemming from their involvement in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that ran from January 2004 to September 2007.

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Benny Chetcuti, Jr., Walnut Creek, California, has been indicted and charged with wire fraud, stemming from Chetcuti’s real estate investment business.

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Alexander A. Romaniolis, 48, Irvine, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley to 30 months in prison and a $17,500 fine, and forfeiture of over $400,000 for mortgage fraud.

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Antonio Perez Marcial, 41, Bakersfield, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme in Bakersfield.

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Jayson Peter Costa, 41, Bakersfield, to 78 months’ imprisonment United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill sentenced for his role in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that ran from January 2004 to September 2007. Costa was ordered to self-surrender by May 5, 2014.

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Vincent Thakur Singh, 45, formerly of Elk Grove, California, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and false statements in bankruptcy.

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Paula Rae Donnell, 54, Fullerton, California, a controller for a real estate company, was convicted of embezzling over $370,000 from her employer.

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Saleem M. Khan, 49, Dublin, California, was sentenced to twenty one months in prison and ordered to pay a $60,000 fine for bank fraud and making false statements to a financial institution.

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