Archives For Massachusetts

Ann Elizabeth Ursiny, a/k/a Ann Stone, 50, and Robert E. O’Connor, 63, have been indicted in connection with an advance fee scheme involving approximately 100 victims throughout the United States. The pair focused their scheme on prospective applicants who had poor credit or whose homes were underwater and represented that they could replace their mortgage with a new, smaller mortgage with lower mortgage interest payments.

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Raymond Paczkowski, Jr., 78, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, a former attorney, has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in connection with stealing more than $400,000 from multiple clients, one of whom was disabled.  The defendant stole money that had been entrusted to him by clients seeking help to pay off mortgages or as part of the probate of an estate.

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Peterson Cherimond, 36, Dorchester, Massachusetts, was sentenced for operating a mortgage fraud scheme to sell his own home and to buy other residential properties.

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Edward Johnson, 52, Milton, Massachusetts, pled guilty to bank and wire fraud charges in connection with a property flipping scheme.

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Michael Howard Clott, aka Michael Howard, 60, New York man was sentenced in connection with a scheme to defraud a Massachusetts man of his Hyannis waterfront property.

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James June, 52, Rockville, Maryland, formerly of South Hadley, Massachusetts, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts, for defrauding multiple lending institutions in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme.

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Sirewl R. Cox, 37, Boston, Massachusetts, was convicted on charges relating to a massive mortgage fraud he orchestrated.

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Craig J. Martin, 54, Falmouth, Massachusetts, a real estate attorney, was sentenced for bank fraud in connection with mortgage closings.

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Marc D. Foley, 46, Needham, Massachusetts, an attorney formerly operating a real estate practice, was convicted in federal court on charges of wire fraud and money laundering in connection with fraudulent mortgage loans.

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Sonata Bastien a/k/a Sean Chase, 30, formerly of Boston, Massachusetts, has been charged with fraudulently offering real estate loans over the Internet, then failing to make the loans or refund the application fees.

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