Archives For Maryland

Patrick J. Belzner, a/k/a Patrick McCloskey, 45, Glen Arm, Maryland, pleaded guilty to a wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud and tax evasion. Belzer admitted advising wealthy individuals and investment advisers that in order for the McCloskey Group to obtain loans for real estate projects, the loan broker required large sums of money be deposited in an escrow bank account to show liquidity. However, the investors’ funds were removed soon after being deposited and the stolen funds to pay for their personal and business expenses, as well as to make partial repayments to earlier lenders.

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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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Jill Dail, 59, Cambridge, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz to 16 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for bank fraud in connection with a scheme in which she and her brother, Jeffrey Scott Dail, fraudulently obtained mortgage loans in the names of family members, using the proceeds for their own benefit.

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Mokorya Cosmas Wambura, 45, Takoma Park, Maryland, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft arising from two separate residential mortgage fraud schemes.

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Samuel R. VanSickle, a/k/a Donald Blunt, Jacob Aiken, Allen Helms, Paul Walsh, and William Hall, Attorney, 49, Accident, Maryland, and Louis W. Strosnider, III, 47, Oakland, Maryland, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to a $3.7 million bank fraud conspiracy.

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Jared Fanning, 35, Potomac, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte to 22 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for wire fraud in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain mortgages worth approximately $13 million.

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Edgar Galdamez, 37, Rockville, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitt to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme.

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Jill Dail, 59, Cambridge, Maryland, pleaded guilty to bank fraud in connection with a scheme in which she and her brother, Jeffrey Dail, fraudulently obtained mortgage loans in the names of family members, using the proceeds for their own benefit.

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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.

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Kimberly Eileen McMillian, a/k/a Kimberly Simmons and Kimberly Simmons McMillian, 46, Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced to two years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for wire fraud in connection with a fraud scheme involving more than $1 million in fraudulently obtained mortgages.

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