Archives For False Documents/HUD

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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Marie Lucie Tondreau, a/k/a Lucie Tondreau, 54, former North Miami Mayor, was convicted by federal jury after a 12 day trial for her recruitment of straw buyers and other conduct in an $8,000,000 mortgage fraud scheme.

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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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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…

Warren Ballentine, 43, Durham, North Carolina, an Illinois lawyer and Internet radio talk show host, was convicted on federal charges for engaging in two mortgage fraud schemes that defrauded lenders of a total of approximately $9.7 million.

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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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