Nsane Phanuel Ligate, 42, Ashburn, Virginia, a real estate agent, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage scheme involving the purchase of two properties located on North Patterson Park Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. Co-defendant Cane Mwihava, 43, Bowie, Maryland, pleaded guilty to the same offense.
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Seven individuals have been indicted in the Southern District of Florida for their alleged participation in a mortgage fraud scheme in the Miami, Florida area.
Simon H. Aouad, 35, Garnet Valley, Pennsylgania, was sentenced to 70 months in prison and restitution of $5,462,682 for a mortgage fraud scheme involving fraudulently obtained mortgages to purchase properties in North Wildwood, New Jersey, and Dorchester, Masschusetts, and a bank fraud scheme involving fraudulently obtained lines of credit at Wachovia Bank, now Wells Fargo Bank.
Trina Tahir, 58, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been sentenced to twenty-four months in federal prison and ordered to pay $382,290.82 in restitution for her role in obtaining fraudulent mortgage loans.
David Lewis Johnson, Jr., Cary, North Carolina, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III to a 96 month term of imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release, on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Mail, Wire, and Bank Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.
Michael Burnham, 46, Frisco, Texas, has been sentenced for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas.
Jose Filgueiras, 43, and his wife, Raquel Filgueiras, 39, both of Miami, Florida, were sentenced for their roles in a $2.4 million mortgage fraud scheme.
Randy Lee Wilkins, 47, Gilroy, California, after a four-day trial, was found guilty by a federal jury who stayed until 5:15 p.m. to return the verdict.
Nathan Shane Wolf, 42, Charlotte, North Carolina, Denetria Montresa Myles, 42, Charlotte, were convicted following a week-and-a-half-long trial by a federal jury on all charges relating to a $75 million racketeering conspiracy.
Michelle V. Mallard, 46, Charlotte, North Carolina, a former lawyer, pleaded guilty mid-trial on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, to mortgage fraud-related charges.