Archives For Florida

Jasper Buck, 59, formerly of Westminster, Maryland, and Lake Mary, Florida, has been indicted and charged with mail fraud arising from an investment fraud scheme wherein he allegedly misrepresented to investors that their funds would be used for hard money lending.

Continue Reading…

Jeffrey Charles Leroy Taylor, 40, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, resident was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra to 36 months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $350,470.00 in restitution, for his role in managing a loan modification scheme.

Continue Reading…

Christopher Wayne White, 44, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a real estate broker was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas to 41 months in prison, three years supervised release and ordered to pay $4,029,892, in restitution to victims in three separate fraud cases.

Continue Reading…

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.

Continue Reading…

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.

Continue Reading…

Barry J. Graham, 59, and Ricky Lynn Stokes, 54, both of Ft. Myers, Florida, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow in Key West.  The charges stem from the defendants’ participation in a $300 million Ponzi scheme involving the sale of vacation rental units to approximately 1,400 investors in the Florida Keys and elsewhere.

Continue Reading…

Jason Vitulano, 39, Boca Raton, Florida, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra to 132 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for  operating boiler rooms that collected advance fees from distressed homeowners purportedly in exchange for obtaining loan modifications for the homeowners.

Continue Reading…

Mae Rabuffo, 75, New York, Raymond E. “Ray” Olivier, 53, Land O’ Lakes, Florida, and Curtis Allen Davis, 52, Tampa, Florida, the final three individuals involved in the $49.6 million Hampton Springs, North Carolina, mortgage fraud scheme, have been sentenced. Continue Reading…

Stephen J. Cormier, 42, Nokomis, Florida, the sole owner of a title insurance company, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew to three years and five months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud. As part of his sentence, the Court also entered a money judgment in the amount of $4.7 million, the proceeds of the fraudulent scheme.

Continue Reading…

Michael “Sean” Davis, 43, Crestview, Florida, has been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with nine felony counts for allegedly orchestrating short sales from Bank of America by causing the submission of false documents in real estate closings.

Continue Reading…