Archives For Georgia

Gary Patton Hall Jr., 49, Tifton, Georgia, a former bank president and CEO, was charged for his role in a bank fraud scheme in which he is alleged to have hidden under-performing and at-risk loans from the bank and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, among others.

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Andrew Avery, 39, has been arraigned on federal charges of wire fraud and mail fraud stemming from an alleged investment fraud scheme.  Avery fled the country, but was extradited from Thailand and arrested on January 26, 2015.  He is currently in federal custody.

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William R. Beamon, Jr., a/k/a Rusty Beamon, 54, Atlanta, Georgia, has been convicted by a federal jury of carrying out a scheme to defraud Appalachian Community Bank, Ellijay, Georgia, by renting out bank owned properties and keeping the proceeds, as well as selling them to a shell company at below market prices.

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Patrice Hairston, 52, Lawrenceville, Georgia, Bonnie Rose, 54, Jonesboro, Georgia, Sarah Hyldahl, 32, Marietta, Georgia, and Ronnika Allen, 30, Powder Springs, Georgia, have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders of over $2 million in mortgage loans.

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Patrice Hairston, 52, Lawrenceville, Georgia, Bonnie Rose, 54, Jonesboro, Georgia, Sarah Hyldahl, 32, Marietta, Georgia, and Ronnika Allen, 30, Powder Springs, Georgia, have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders of over $2 million in mortgage loans.

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Hometown Lenders, LLC, NMLS No. 65084, Huntsville, Alabama, and its owners, William E. Taylor, Jr., William E. Taylor, Sr. and Byron Heath Quick entered into a consent order with the Georgia Department of Banking & Finance to resolve allegations that they employed two felons and transacted business with an unlicensed mortgage processing company.

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Ronnie Singleton, 41, Lithonia, Georgia, a business owner who held himself out to be an investor and loan broker was sentenced to 27 months in prison for his role in defrauding investors of more than $800,000.

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Kenneth J. Enrico, 47, Bohemia, New York, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for posing as a mortgage broker to defraud over 300 borrowers nationwide out of $1.2 million in application fees for loans that he could not close.

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Michael T. Rand, 52, Alpharetta, Georgia, was convicted of obstruction of justice, among other crimes, by a federal jury after a two week trial.  Trial evidence showed that after being notified of the federal grand jury’s investigation of Beazer Homes USA, Inc. in March 2007, Rand deleted nearly 6,000 emails, obstructing the grand jury investigation then focused on the separate investigation into mortgage fraud at Beazer.

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Craig A. Howell, 53, Sylvester, Georgia, was sentenced to serve 12 months in federal prison for making false statements to a federally insured financial institution by acting as a straw borrower.

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