Archives For Missouri

Ronald L. Roberts, 54, Town and Country, Missouri, pled guilty to charges of mail and wire fraud in connection with his obtaining more than a million dollars from lenders in what he now admits was a loan fraud scheme.

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Jeffrey Witt, 39, St. Charles, Missouri, pled guilty to three (3) federal felony charges: falsifying documents to obtain a bank loan secured by a St. Louis County, Missouri, home, which did not actually belong to him, using an associate to impersonate the true home owner at the bank loan closing, and cashing legal client settlement checks without their knowledge.

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Arman Nshanian, 38, Corona, California, a former deputy of the Los Angeles County, California, Sheriff’s Department has been sentenced in federal court for his role in an $11 million mortgage fraud scheme.

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Michael Edward Filmore, 52, Chesterfield, Missouri, was sentenced on May 22, 2014, to four years in federal prison for defrauding TARP recipient Pulaski Bank in obtaining at least 15 loans and more than $6 million in financing.

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Renee Goodman, Ozark, Missouri, and her investment company, Investment Midwest, have been shut down due to false promises concerning, among other things, that investor funds would be used for an ownership stake in a new home being built in Branson, Missouri.

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Henry Thomas Hammond, 57, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, formerly of Liberty, Missouri, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for a $6.2 million series of investment fraud schemes.  The defendant allegedly promised real estate investors an exorbitant rate of return, but instead, deposited investors’ funds into his personal bank account to make vacation home payments, and for elaborate hunting excursions

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Terrence Matthew Brown, also known as Terry Brown, 48, Round Rock, Texas, formerly of Wichita, Kansas, was convicted in federal court of his role in a $2.7 million mortgage fraud scheme wherein he lied to lenders about his income, his employment, his assets and liabilities, and his intent to occupy the properties.

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Jeffrey Witt, St. Charles, Missouri, was arrested on an indictment charging him with falsifying documents to obtain a line of credit on a St. Louis County, Missouri, home which did not belong to him, as well as aggravated identity theft.

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Eric Gagnepain, 41, Nixa, MIssouri, who was a co-owner of Greenleaf Companies, has pleaded guilty in federal court to aiding and abetting a bank fraud conspiracy that was part of a multi-million-dollar mortgage investment scheme.

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William Glasgow, 72, Town and Country, Missouri, James Crews, 56, Wentzville, Missouri, and Michael Hilbert, 62, St. Charles, Missouri, surrendered on January 10, 2014, to authorities on two separate indictments alleging bank fraud against TARP recipient Excel Bank.

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