Archives For Georgia

David Wedean, a Georgia real estate investor, pleaded guilty for his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia.

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First Tennessee Bank, N.A., Memphis, Tennessee, has agreed to pay the United States $212.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting mortgage loans insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Housing Administration that did not meet applicable requirements.

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Eric Hulsman, a Georgia real estate investor, pleaded guilty to his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia.

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Ardonus “Donna” Perkins, 40, Atlanta, Georgia, the former Assistant Vice President of Risk Management of the Credit Union of Georgia, has pleaded guilty to a charge of mail fraud for causing the credit union to disburse over $300,000 in fraudulent loans.

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William R. Beamon, Jr., a/k/a Rusty Beamon, 54, Atlanta, Georgia, has been sentenced to three years, six months in federal prison for defrauding Appalachian Community Bank, Ellijay, Georgia.  Beamon was convicted by a jury of five counts of bank fraud on December 19, 2014, after a five-day trial. Continue Reading…

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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