Archives For False Documents/HUD

Jason Springer, an attorney, and Rick Makohoniuk, a real estate agent, were both convicted of bank fraud after an eight-day jury trial. Springer was convicted of seven counts of bank fraud, and Makohoniuk was convicted of one count of bank fraud, in connection with a short sale/property flipping scheme.

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Ronald Hutchison Jr., 52, Hopewell Junction, New York, a former corrections officer, was sentenced to 28 months in prison for his role in a down payment mortgage fraud scheme arising from the purchases of more than 50 properties in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Four defendants were sentenced on February 4, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Richard L. Voorhees for their involvement in a consumer and mortgage fraud conspiracy which resulted in multi-million dollar losses for consumers and federal agencies. Continue Reading…

Karl Oreste, 56, Miramar, Florida, was sentenced to 100 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $8,215,197.28 in restitution for his recruitment of straw buyers and other conduct in an $8,000,000 mortgage fraud scheme.

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Joseph Brogan, 41, St. Louis, Missouri, pled guilty to multiple fraud charges related to a scheme involving applications for home loans.

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Menachem Yosef Levitin (a/k/a Joseph), 29, New Haven, Connecticut, both a property manager and real estate agent, was sentenced to 22 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme arising from the purchases of more than 40 properties in New Haven.

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11 people, as well as a closing attorney, have been indicted on charges that they allegedly conspired to steal nearly $1 million from lenders through a short-sale mortgage fraud scheme.

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Yvonne Gumaer, 68, Galveston, Texas, has been sentenced to federal prison for federal violations related to a mortgage fraud scheme wherein she and her conspirators made false statements in connection with an FHA insured home loan.

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Filippos Milios, also known as Filip Milios, 56, Newington, Connecticut, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson to 97 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for orchestrating a mortgage fraud scheme that involved dozens of Connecticut properties and resulted in nearly $5.7 million in losses to lenders.

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Rashmi Airan-Pace, 42, Miami, Florida, an escrow agent, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire, mail, and bank fraud, for her role in facilitating the inclusion of material misrepresentations in closing documents, including the HUD-1 settlement statements.

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