Jeffrey Morriss, 48, Kansas City, Missouri, a special agent for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), pleaded guilty in federal court to making false statements to FBI agents in regard to a more than $800,000 mortgage fraud scheme.
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Erroll Davis, 52, Chicago, Illinois, a former police lieutenant who allegedly played a role in a mortgage fraud scheme has pleaded guilty to to one count of making false statements in a tax return.
Vadim Vilchitsa, 32, Sacramento, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to 15 months in prison, and Yevgeniy Y. Zazhitskiy, 39, North Highlands, California, was sentenced to 20 months in prison. Restitution will be set at a hearing on January 29, 2014.
Rita “Jessica” Martinez, 31, Gilbert Martinez, 35, both of Houston, Texas, and Felix Martinez, 37, New Caney, Texas, have been charged with conspiracy and bank fraud for their alleged involvement in a scheme to defraud Farmers and Merchants Bank, Long Beach, California, of bank loans for themselves and others.
Four defendants have been sentenced in a mortgage fraud case: Christopher Ginyard, 27, Wichita, Kansas, two years supervised release and $40,000 restitution; Henry Pearson, Jr., 29, Wichita, two years supervised release and $56,000 restitution; Henry Pearson, Sr., Wichita, two years supervised release and $55,180 restitution; and Bruce Dykes, 45, Wichita, two years supervised release and $14,872 restitution.
Rosita Vilchez, 39, Lima, Peru; Armando Pino, 53, Centerville, Virginia, currently in Peru; Edgar Vilchez, 38, Manassas, Virginia; Lorene Chittenden, 57, Centerville, Virginia; and Rocio Benavides, 28, Manassas, Virginia—have been indicted and charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud affecting a financial institution and operating a continuing financial crimes enterprise.
Michael Abobor, 38, Bowie, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte to 51 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme involving intended losses of at least $2 million.
Robert Michael, 62, Chicago, Illinois, an owner of Chicago realty business who formerly was also the chief executive of a failed Chicago bank was arrested on federal bank fraud charges involving an alleged scheme to illegally provide a $650,000 mortgage for the purchase of a south side apartment building. Erroll Davis, 52, Chicago, a police lieutenant who allegedly played a role in the scheme was charged in the same indictment with federal income tax fraud.
Linda Yarleque, 44, and her husband, Fabio Moreno Vargas, 46, Westwood, New Jersey, were both convicted of one count each of bank fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Teresa Giudice, 41, and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, both of Towaco, New Jersey, two of the stars of the Bravo television show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” were indicted on additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud.