Bernadino J. Pavone, Jr., 48, Macomb, Michigan, and Abood Samaan, 50, Ypsilanti, Michigan, two former business partners, were sentenced after pleading guilty to wire fraud for a scheme that allowed unsuspecting consumers to disguise their true credit-worthiness and to trick potential lenders into risky credit relationships.
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Daniela Spiridon, 42, St. Charles, Missouri, pled guilty to a real estate scheme related to the purchase or sale of properties.
Shawn Dicken, 39, Bay City, Michigan, is the subject of felony charges for her alleged role in an extensive multi-county Ponzi scheme.
Eric Lamarr Drake, 37, Detroit, Michigan, was arrested for allegedly operating a fraudulent mortgage banking business under false pretenses by promising mortgage services, retaining clients’ money and never delivering refunds to those clients.
Peter Allen, Suhail Hallak, Al Karana, Joey Murad, Jason Najor, Jeffrey Najor, and Wasseem Shamoun have been indicted and charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, numerous counts of bank fraud, and other fraud charges.
Jeffrey Baker, 45, Detroit, Michigan, and Leroy Yeargin, Jr., 44, Southfield, Michigan, were charged with operating a fraudulent mortgage modification business defrauding approximately 272 victims out of $400,000.
Ronnie Edward Duke, 45, Fenton, Michigan, was sentenced to 13 years in prison in connection with a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud conspiracy. On June 3, 2013, he was scheduled to self-surrender and begin serving his sentence. Duke failed to appear.
Diane M. Hathaway, 58, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a former Michigan Supreme Court Justice, was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after having pleaded guilty in January 2013 to committing bank fraud in connection with a property in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.
Lorraine Brown, 51, Alpharetta, Georgia, former president of mortgage document processor DocX, was sentenced to 40 months to twenty years in prison on one count of Conducting Criminal Enterprises (Racketeering) for her role in authorizing the fraudulent signing of mortgage documents filed in Michigan.
Ronnie Edward Duke, 45, Fenton, Michigan, was sentenced to 13 years in prison in connection with a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud conspiracy.