Anshoo Sethi, 30, Chicago, Illinois, a property developer, was indicted on federal charges for allegedly exploiting a U.S. visa program to fraudulently raise approximately $160 million from some 290 Chinese nationals who invested in the project while seeking U.S. residency.
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Jarrod Jamiel Williams, 35, McKinney, Texas, Christopher Davis Allen, 42, and his ex-wife, Cheryl Renee Allen, 51, both of Dallas, Texas, Arzonda Murchison, 43, Dallas, and Aaron Robert Martell, Georgia, who were convicted for their roles in a mortgage fraud scheme that caused more than $3 million in losses to lenders, have been sentenced to prison.
Deon Derrick Derrico, 43, North Las Vegas, Nevada, and Olujuwon Devin Bryant, 23, North Las Vegas, were charged with multiple felony counts for their involvement in a fraudulent title scheme wherein they allegedly forged quitclaim deeds for the purposes of collecting rent from unsuspecting tenants.
Dawn Anderson, Maricopa, Arizona, a real estate broker and owner of Maricopa Properties, LLC, a property management company, was indicted and charged with theft, forgery, and fraud schemes and practices.
Mahafarid Amir Khosravi, aka Amir Mansour Aria, has been put to death after Iran’s Supreme Court upheld his death sentence for bank fraud. The defendant was convicted for his role in a $2.6 billion scam in Iran, allegedly the biggest bank fraud case in Iran since 1979.
Dwayne Stewart, 44, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by the Honorable Carolyn Nichols to 2.5 to 5 years in state prison followed by ten years of probation and ordered to pay over $86,000.00 in restitution following Stewart’s guilty plea for “stealing” West Philadelphia houses using forged deeds.
Harold L. Gruber, 60, an attorney, and his law firm, Harold L. Gruber, P.C., Brooklyn, New York, have entered into a settlement to resolve allegations of submitting at least nine fraudulent filings to the Attorney General’s Real Estate Finance Bureau and breaching his fiduciary duties as an escrow agent.
Kil Seok (Michael) Seo, 49, formerly of Fairfax, Virginia, was sentenced to 38 months in prison for engaging in bank fraud and aggravated identity theft as part of a mortgage fraud scheme. Seo also was ordered to pay restitution of $894,600 to several banks that were the victims of Seo’s criminal conduct.
Jeffrey Witt, St. Charles, Missouri, was arrested on an indictment charging him with falsifying documents to obtain a line of credit on a St. Louis County, Missouri, home which did not belong to him, as well as aggravated identity theft.
Saleem M. Khan, 49, Dublin, California, was sentenced to twenty one months in prison and ordered to pay a $60,000 fine for bank fraud and making false statements to a financial institution.