Archives For False Documents

Paxton Jeffrey Anderson, 44, Montevideo, Minnesota, and Joseph John Plany, 42, Hutto, Texas, were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton to eight years and four years in prison, respectively, and ordered to pay $3,270,425 in restitution. The defendants ran a scam wherein, unbeknownst to the borrowers, they forged and altered draw requests, and other documents, to withdraw money from the construction loans then used that money to buy racehorses and trips to the Kentucky Derby, among other things.  Continue Reading…

Franklin Thad Harris, 59, and Merlin D. Unruh, 53, both of Grand Junction, Colorado, were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello to serve 36 months and 28 months in federal prison, respectively, for money laundering.

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Ray M. Mubarak, 55, Knoxville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty on May 18, 2015, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Knoxville, to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, and engaging in an unlawful monetary transaction with bank fraud proceeds.

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Ardonus “Donna” Perkins, 40, Atlanta, Georgia, the former Assistant Vice President of Risk Management of the Credit Union of Georgia, has pleaded guilty to a charge of mail fraud for causing the credit union to disburse over $300,000 in fraudulent loans.

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Shawn Davis, 44, Huntersville, North Carolina. and Darren Eugene Littles, 47, Charlotte, North Carolina, were sentenced to prison by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. for their role in a scheme involving more than $1 million in fraudulent loans.

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John C. McBride, 66, Boston, Massachusetts, who was disbarred in 2007 after practicing law for more than three decades, was sentenced to federal prison for tax and bank fraud violations. His crimes arose in connection with recording fraudulent tax and bank releases on his seaside Marblehead, Massachusetts home and his vacation home in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard. Both properties were later foreclosed on.

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Benny Chetcuti, Jr., 60, Walnut Creek. California, was sentenced to 51 months in prison, and ordered to pay $21,823,526.10 in restitution, as well as forfeit $3,968,995 in proceeds obtained from a multi-year real estate investment fraud scheme. Continue Reading…

Ashley Bonair Chambers, 58, Spokane, Washington, was sentenced after having been convicted in December 2014 of one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud affecting a financial institution, seven counts of wire fraud, and one count of wire fraud affecting a financial institution.

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Amanda Bishop, 35, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, was convicted in federal court after she submitted fraudulent mortgage documents during court proceedings.

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John York, Wentzville, Missouri, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States through his business, The Mortgage Store, Inc., in 2008.

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