Archives For Michigan

Richard Dean Woolsey, 42, Grosse Ile Township, Michigan, was sentenced after being convicted at trial of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme.  Woolsey and his conspirators disguised the source of down payments and provided false and inflated appraisals for properties, among other things.

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Seamus P. Dillon, 37, Ada, Michigan, was sentenced to two years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud. Dillon and his cohorts made a series of false statements designed to defraud the lender and obtained approximately $850,000, which they used for their own purposes.

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Joel Wilson, 31, Saginaw, Michigan, has been successfully extradited after fleeing justice for more than a year in Europe. Wilson faces nine felony charges dealing with three specific Michigan investors. Wilson allegedly told investors that he would use their funds to purchase distressed properties, refurbish them, and then sell for a profit.

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Kenneth Sandoval, 36, Dearborn, Michigan, owner of Nationwide Consulting, was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison after being convicted of one count of Conducting a Criminal Enterprise, a felony punishable by 20 years in prison, and two counts of Larceny by Conversion, $20,000 or more, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Sandoval defrauded approximately 84 victims out of $914,151.

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More than $1.6 million in restitution has been secured for victims of mortgage fraud-related crimes and offered important tips to help Michigan consumers avoid becoming victims of foreclosure rescue scams.

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Anthony Carta, 53, Detroit, Michigan, has been charged with multiple crimes in connection to his formation of a faith based mortgage assistance scam.

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Albert Greer, Sr., Shelby Township, Michigan, was found guilty on March 20, 2014, of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and of aiding and abetting bank fraud.

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$114,542 will be distributed from the Homeowner Protection Fund to more than 112 victims of the Hope4Homeowners mortgage rescue scam.

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Ronnie Edward Duke, 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. After being on the run for eight months, he was arrested on February 24, 2014.

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Joel Wilson, 31, Saginaw, Michigan, has been arrested for his alleged role in an extensive Michigan Ponzi scheme. the defendant allegedly defrauded at least three Michigan victims out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and has been on the lam in Europe for more than a year.

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