Frank Mete, 55, Berlin, Connecticut, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford to fraud and tax evasion offenses stemming from an investment fraud scheme.
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Jill M. Evans, owner of Paramount Mortgage of Colorado Ltd., admitted defrauding more than a dozen individuals across the country out of thousands of dollars in fees for mortgages and loans she never delivered. Evans further agreed to pay full restitution to the victims.
Ondrea Shabazz, 47, Youngstown, Ohio, is charged in a 59-count indictment for fraudulently obtaining ownership of more than two dozen distressed properties in Mahoning County, Ohio, and resold them for about $1 million.
Joseph N. Gagliano, 45, Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $2,903,010.26 in restitution by U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow.
Yvonne DeBenedetto, 46, Bay Shore, New York, an attorney, has been sentenced to two to six years in prison after she pleaded guilty to stealing more than $573,000 from clients who hired her to represent them in real estate deals.
James Kalpakis, 52, Old Westbury, New York, a disbarred attorney, has pleaded guilty to the top count against him after being charged with stealing more than $4 million from multiple individuals and banks he was representing in real estate deals, including his own wife.
Danny Ray Butler, 57, Fosters, Alabama, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple fraud and false statement charges connected to schemes to defraud financial institutions.
Adorean Boleancu, 47, Napa, California, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco on September 13, 2013, to one count of wire fraud.
Ralph John Solis, Hemet, California, was sentenced to 15 years in state prison and ordered him to pay more than $12.6 million in restitution to the victims of a real estate Ponzi scheme he operated.