Archives For Debt Elimination

Alan David Tikal, 46, the principal operator of a large-scale mortgage fraud/mortgage elimination scheme, was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

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Jerry Elmo Hartsoe, 57, West Columbia, South Carolina; James Chappel Dew, 59, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Mark Shannon Manuel, 49, Franklin, Tennessee, were found guilty after a jury trial on eight counts of mail fraud.

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Melanie Ferreira, 61, Lagrangeville, New York, was found guilty on all counts of a four-count Indictment that charged her with engaging in a series of frauds, which included cheating the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) out of nearly half a million dollars, and perpetrating a bank fraud scheme.

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William Chrissikopoulos, 43, Las Vegas, Nevada, Alan Dornhuber, 63, Las Vegas, and Lynda Finch-Estrada, 54, Las Vegas, who were indicted in April 2013, by a Clark County grand jury for their operation of a mortgage lending fraud scam, are being sought by the Nevada Attorney General.

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Jennifer McTigue, 46, and Sakara Blackwell, a/k/a: Dawn Sakaguchi, 38, both of Honolulu, Hawaii, were arraigned in United States District Court after a federal grand jury returned a forty-five (45) count indictment against them and Marc Melton, 43, for fraud, money laundering and other offenses relating to a debt elimination scheme to defraud lending institutions, buyers of real property and escrow companies through a process of filing fraudulent mortgage release documents with the Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances.

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Yanay Aguirre, 24, Las Vegas, Nevada, Maria Lorena Anzu, 39, in custody in the Clark County Detention Center, Jose Benjamin Rodriguez, 39, (whereabouts unknown), Rodolfo Cruz, 75, Las Vegas, Silvia Patricia De La Cruz, 34, Franklin David Marquez, 49, in custody in Los Angeles County Jail, Jose Gilberto Navidad, 54, in custody in the Clark County Detention Center, and Roberto Vargas, 51, Hesperia, California, have each been charged with multiple counts of mortgage lending fraud and theft.

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Francis Santore, a/k/a Frank Martin, 53, Northfield, New Jersey, a former employee in the New Jersey offices of the Vacation Ownership Group LLC admitted that he conspired to defraud owners of timeshare properties by offering phony consulting services and debt elimination while also illegally collecting unemployment benefits.

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Gary Dimattia, 62, Las Vegas, Nevada, pled no contest in connection with his operation of a mortgage lending fraud scam, including four counts each of mortgage lending fraud and theft, one count of multiple transactions involving fraud and deceit in the course of enterprise or occupation, and one count of pattern of mortgage lending fraud.

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Eric Reilly, 34, Galloway, New Jersey, a former employee of The Vacation Ownership Group LLC, admitted to conspiring to defraud owners of timeshare properties.

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Andrew Hamilton Williams, Jr., 60, Hollywood, Florida, was convicted by a federal jury of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with his participation in a massive fraud scheme which promised to pay off homeowners’ mortgages, but left them to fend for themselves.

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