Julie L. Duffield, 45, Eureka, Montana, owner and operator of Professional Closing Company, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud concerning her role in an identity theft and straw buyer scheme.
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Daniel Rosenthal, 31, Yorba Linda, California, was arraigned on charges of submitting fraudulent loan applications to three Bay Area banks using a false name and then laundering more than $2.5 million in fraudulently obtained proceeds.
Abdallah Suleiman Kitwara, 44, Bowie, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel to 15 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to commit wire fraud arising from a residential mortgage fraud scheme wherein he used another individual’s identity, false income and credit information to induce a lender to provide a home mortgage loan.
Chaval Williams, 53, Centennial, Colorado, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martinez to serve 74 months in federal prison for wire fraud, identity theft and money laundering federal authorities for devising a scheme to defraud real estate lenders, particularly by fraudulently securing real estate financing for the purchase of properties, typically through the use of nominee home buyers.
Eva Barroso, 54, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, a former manager of a credit union was sentenced to serve 27 months for each count of bank fraud and tax evasion for fabricating at least three false loans in the name of nominee entities and individuals without the knowledge and authorization of the purported borrower
Muhammad Shafique, 44, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for trafficking millions of dollars in contraband cigarettes, laundering the proceeds through his South Jersey store and participating in a $2 million mortgage scheme in New York.
Erlanda Naranjo, 39, Nashville, Tennessee, was charged by Information with bank fraud for allegedly submitting a false application for a line of credit in the name of a relative.
Linda Sue Newcomb, 62, Madison Heights, Virginia, former manager of the Lynrocten Federal Credit Union, Lynchburg, Virginia, was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with embezzlement, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges for allegedly originating fictitious loans, then selling those loans to credit union partners.
Mokorya Cosmas Wambura, 41, Takoma Park, Maryland, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow to five years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft arising from two separate residential mortgage fraud schemes.
Marcus Payne, 44, Memphis, Tennessee, and Booker Smith, 30, Memphis, Tennessee, were indicted by a federal grand jury on April 16, 2014 on seven counts related to a mortgage fraud and identity theft scheme where allegedly they applied for mortgage loans to purchase residential properties using personal identifying information, including Social Security numbers, of others.