Edward G. McCusker, 49, Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to five years in prison for a massive mortgage fraud scheme that resulted in at least 35 fraudulent mortgage loans worth more than $10 million. His wife Jacqueline, 49, New Hope, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to one year of home confinement followed by three years of probation for her role in the crime.
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Stephen G. Doherty, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced for his role in a $14.6 million mortgage fraud scheme that resulted in at least 35 fraudulent mortgage loans.
Seven suspects who have been charged in a mortgage fraud scheme that defrauded more than 1,550 Inland Valley, California, homeowners seeking loan modification services during the foreclosure crisis have been arrested.
Ismael Cancinos and Mercedes Alvarez have been arrested and charged with 86 felony counts of real estate fraud.
Barry Stephen Zornberg, 54, Hauppauge, New York, a former attorney, has been indicted and charged with lying to federal investigators about his role in a foreclosure rescue fraud scheme. The scheme ensnared at least 10 families, defrauding them of approximately $1.3 million in home equity and causing some of them to lose their homes.
11 companies and five individuals have been charged with running an illegal mortgage relief scheme, which operated under various names.
Melvin T. Bell, 37, aka “Alex Crown,” “Minister Bey,” “Sovereign King Bey,” “King Bey,” and “S.K. Bey,” Monica Hernandez, 43, a former licensed real estate broker, and Carlos Rayas, 39, Aurora, Illinois, who operated Washington National Trust, an licensed trust and/or mortgage company, are facing federal fraud charges for allegedly swindling approximately $220,000 from at least 54 homeowners after falsely promising to save their homes from foreclosure and lower their monthly mortgage payments. Both Bell and Hernandez were last known to reside in Oswego, Illinois.
Charles Head, 36, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Benjamin Budoff, 46, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Domonic McCarns, 39, Irvine, California, were found guilty after a five-week trial by a federal jury in Sacramento, California.
Stevan John Henrioulle, 68, Oakland, California, and Ronald Veridiano Uy, 52, Pacifica, California, are recommended for disbarment by a California State Bar Court judge for involvement in a scheme to defraud struggling homeowners.
Michael S. Robinson, 42, a Utah resident, has paid restitution after pleading guilty to two second-degree felony counts of communications fraud and one second-degree felony count of pattern of unlawful activity in operating a foreclosure rescue scheme.