Gary Matthew Johnston, 34, Nodaway, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to five years of probation, and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $113,754.20, for converting the proceeds from the sales of approximately 176 head of cattle that were mortgaged by the Farm Service Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture.
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Jason Springer, an attorney, and Rick Makohoniuk, a real estate agent, were both convicted of bank fraud after an eight-day jury trial. Springer was convicted of seven counts of bank fraud, and Makohoniuk was convicted of one count of bank fraud, in connection with a short sale/property flipping scheme.
Thomas Richard Jager, 66, Bettendorf, Iowa, was sentenced by United States Chief District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 97 months imprisonment, after pleading guilty to four counts of wire fraud for failing to forward monthly remittance payments to investors, providing false reports, failing to distribute lump sum payoffs of mortgages to investors, and transferring money held in escrow to his personal bank account..
Nathan Smith, Patrick Steven, Jason Springer, Rick Makohoniuk, and Jerod Hogan, have each been indicted and charged with bank fraud based on their participation in an alleged fraudulent property flipping scheme in Des Moines, Iowa.
Jamie Bowers-Danielson, 35, and Matthew Danielson, 36, Ankeny, Iowa, were sentenced for their involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme.
Paul Kramer, 43, Granger, Iowa, was sentenced on August 19, 2013, by Chief United States District Judge James E. Gritzner to 90 months in prison for wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy. Judge Gritzner also sentenced Kramer to five years of supervised release following incarceration.
Bobbi Jo Wojewoda, 46, Grimes, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge James E. Gritzner to 18 months in prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Judge Gritzner also sentenced Wojewoda to serve 60 months of supervised release following the completion of her prison term.
Michael Saad, 49, an Iowa resident, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, followed by six months’ home confinement, for willfully overvaluing property for the purpose of influencing a federally insured credit union.
Lane Anderson, 38, was sentenced to four years imprisonment for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud in connection with a straw buyer scheme.Continue Reading...