Jason Vitulano, 39, Boca Raton, Florida, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra to 132 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for operating boiler rooms that collected advance fees from distressed homeowners purportedly in exchange for obtaining loan modifications for the homeowners.
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Jeffrey Charles Leroy Taylor, 40, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers football player, pled guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Lee Brannon to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and mail fraud for his role in a scheme to bilk thousands of homeowners who were struggling to make their mortgage payments. .
Nationwide Consulting, LLC, and its operators, Kenneth Sandoval and Zacharia Ortiz, who were convicted for their roles in a loan modification scheme, will be repaying their victims out of restitution obtained in the criminal case.
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has issued a decision upholding a district court ruling that several defendants based in the United States and Canada deceived consumers through a telemarketing scheme designed to sell them phony mortgage assistance and debt relief programs.
Mark Nagy Atalla, a defendant in a 2013 Federal Trade Commission action targeting deceptive mortgage and debt relief pitches, is the subject of a Southern California federal district court judgment of nearly $515,000.
James P. Kyricopoulos, 65, Haverhill, Massachusetts, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Thomas Drechsler to three to five years in state prison followed by eight years of probation during which he must pay $24,000 in restitution to the victims for convincing homeowners to send him their mortgage payments in exchange for a loan modification.
Jason Vitulano, 39, Boca Raton, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and mail fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1349 and 1341, admitting his role as ringleader of a loan modification scheme.
Rosaura Hernandez, aka Rosa Diaz, South Ozone Park, New York, was arrested on a charge of grand larceny for allegedly taking funds intended for a loan modification and using them for her personal use.
Tania Ayala, 37, Uniondale, New York, has been arrested on charges of grand larceny on Sunday, September 07, 2014 at 5:50 P.M., for her alleged role in a mortgage modification scheme whereby she directed victims to send mortgage payments to her personal P.O. Box, but failed to make the mortgage payments or apply for modifications.
Robert Bacon, 35, West Newbury, Massachusetts, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra to 72 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and payment of restitution in an amount to be determined. Bacon is one of ten defendants in a scheme to bilk thousands of homeowners who were struggling to make their mortgage payments.