Bryan D’Antonio, 47, Brea, California, and Charles Wayne Farris, 53, Aliso Viejo, California, were arrested for operating the Rodis Law Group and America’s Law Group, businesses that allegedly offered bogus loan modification assistance to struggling homeowners. Ronald Rodis, 49, Irvine, California, an attorney, surrendered to federal agents on charges alleging that he participated in, and lent his name and the law license he formerly possessed to, the fraudulent operation.
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Everett Pope, aka Jonathan Pincuss, 38, Bolingbrook, Illinois, and Colbi Andry, aka Richard Lockwell and Rich Ingram, 38, Chicago, Illinois, who allegedly operated various loan modification businesses, have been indicted and charged with obtaining thousands of dollars in advance fees, purportedly to help individuals modify their existing home mortgage loans, but then failing to provide the services they promised.
Stevan John Henrioulle, 68, Oakland, California, and Ronald Veridiano Uy, 52, Pacifica, California, are recommended for disbarment by a California State Bar Court judge for involvement in a scheme to defraud struggling homeowners.
Everett Pope, aka Jonathan Pincuss, 38, Bolingbrook, Illinois, and Colbi Andry, aka Richard Lockwell and Rich Ingram, 38, Chicago, Illinois, who operated various businesses at multiple Chicago area locations since at least 2009 are facing federal fraud charges for allegedly charging thousands of dollars in advance fees, purportedly to help individuals modify their existing home mortgage loans, but then failing to provide the services they promised.
Guy Samuel, 32, Richmond Hill, New York; the co-owner of a company that purported to provide mortgage modification services, and four former employees of the company, Anthony Blackwell, 47, Manhattan, New York; Angel Gonzalez, 31, Rosedale, New York; Jonathan Lyons, 51, Rockville Center, New York; and Aren Goldfaden, 36, East Rockaway, New York, have been indicted for their alleged participation in a multimillion-dollar scheme that victimized more than 500 financially struggling homeowners across the country.
Sabah Kennawi, 50, East Hartford, Connecticut, was arrested and charged with criminal impersonation in connection with a mortgage modification scheme.
Pamela Stacey Gerber-Gressier, 53, Cerritos, California, is facing 108 counts of misconduct including the unauthorized practice of law in another jurisdiction, aiding in the unauthorized practice of law, collecting an illegal fee, moral turpitude and failing to return unearned fees.
Stephen Lyster Siringoringo, 32, Garden Grove, California, bar # 264161, has been disbarred for defrauding homeowners in a loan modification scam.
Andrew Michael Phalen, 26, Mission Viejo, California, Jacob John Cunningham, 26, and John D. Silva, 28, both from Irvine, California, Justin Dennis Koelle, 23, Costa Mesa, California, and Dominic Adam Nolan, 32, Irvine, were sentenced for defrauding hundreds of victims in a real estate scam that included fraudulently collecting upfront fees for loan modification services and sending fake letters with the CitiFinancial or CitiMortgage logos offering home loan modification assistance. Victim losses are estimated to be in excess of $130,000.
Timothy Clarence Bryson, 61, San Diego, California, State Bar #140798, was disbarred for failing to participate in a disciplinary proceeding after receiving adequate notice and opportunity to do so.