Archives For Connecticut

Andrew Constantinou, 58, Unionville, Connecticut, a former loan officer at GMAC Mortgage and Countrywide Home Loans, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme arising from the purchases of more than 40 properties in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Thomas Provenzano, 48, Torrington, Connecticut, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for his role in a series of fraudulent real estate transactions.

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Malgorzata Karas-Golka, also known as “Margaret,” 46, Newington, Connecticut, and Carmelinda Marotta, also known as “Linda,” 45, Manchester, Connecticut, who were involved in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme have pleaded guilty in federal court.

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Mariame Robinson-Cowan, 66, Yonkers, New York, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty in New Haven, Connecticut, federal court to one count of wire fraud related to her participation in an advance fee fraud scheme.

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John Voloshin, 58, Woodbridge, Connecticut, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny to nine months of imprisonment for violating the terms and conditions of his federal supervised release from his conviction for mortgage fraud. Shortly after his release from prison, Voloshin repeatedly lied to and misled his supervising probation officer by concocting a bogus job for a real estate concern in London.

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Malgorzata Karas-Golka, also known as Margaret, 46, Newington, Connecticut, and Carmelinda Marotta, also known as Linda, 45, Manchester, Connecticut, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud related to an extensive mortgage fraud scam wherein the defendants falsified loan applications and HUD-1 Settlement Statements. Continue Reading…

Thomas Ragonese, 55, Trumbull, Connecticut, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny to three years of probation, the first six months of which Ragonese must spend in home confinement on electronic monitoring, for participating in a scheme to defraud a Bridgeport, Connecticut, residential property owner. He was also ordered to perform 60 hours of community service.

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Filippos Milios, also known as Filip Milios, 55, Newington, Connecticut, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez to conspiracy and money laundering offenses stemming from his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that involved dozens of Connecticut properties.

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David C. Jackson, also known as C. David Manns, 53, has been arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with operating an advance fee loan fraud scheme that defrauded individuals out of more than $3 million.

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Ann Hils, 54, East Hampton, Connecticut, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and bank fraud related to a real estate appraisal scheme.

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