Michael David Scott, 51, Mansfield, Massachusetts, a former real estate agent/developer and two out-of-state recruiters pleaded guilty to wire and bank fraud charges in connection with a multi-year, multi-property mortgage fraud scheme in Boston, Massachusetts.
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David Zak, Revere, Massachusetts, has been ordered to pay $233,600 for discriminating against a group of seventeen Latino homeowners by targeting them with predatory and deceptive mortgage modification advertising.
John C. McBride, 66, Boston, Massachusetts, who was disbarred in 2007 after practicing law for more than three decades, was sentenced to federal prison for tax and bank fraud violations. His crimes arose in connection with recording fraudulent tax and bank releases on his seaside Marblehead, Massachusetts home and his vacation home in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard. Both properties were later foreclosed on.
John C. McBride, 65, Marblehead, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to tax and bank fraud violations, primarily for recording fraudulent federal tax lien releases on properties he owned in Marblehead and Edgartown, Massachusetts.
Joshua Leventhal, 44, Easton, Massachusetts, has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to jail in connection with stealing $112,000 from customers in a “Rent to Own” advance-fee scheme. He was also ordered to make full restitution to his victims.
Diane Glatfelter, 48, Billerica, Massachusetts, was sentenced for wire fraud charges in connection with a bogus bank guaranty program. Glatfelter defrauded a real estate businessman who was seeking funding for a development project. Glatfelter promised to secure a $20 million loan, but required him to pay $125,000 in up-front fees.
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.
Charles Lightbody, 54, Revere, Massachusetts, Dustin DeNunzio, 37, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Anthony Gattineri, 56, Winchester, Massachusetts, have been indicted on state and federal charges in connection with their efforts to hide the financial interest of a convicted felon in a parcel of land in Everett, 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.
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.