Archives For Missouri

Dana Jefferson, 53, O’Fallon, Missouri, has been indicted on multiple fraud charges involving a scheme to lure lenders by falsely representing that he was the beneficiary of a multi-million dollar inheritance. Jefferson made false promises to lenders that once he gained access to his inheritance, he would use the funds to purchase homes for them, or in some cases would repay double the amount of the loan.

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Daniela Spiridon, 43, St. Charles, Missouri, was sentenced to 78 months in prison involving a real estate scheme related to the purchase and sale of REO properties. In addition to the prison sentence, she was also ordered to pay $2,499,988 restitution and a fine of $5,000.

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Justin W. Jeffries, 35, and Scott A. Jeffries, 59, were each sentenced to 5 years probation and restitution in the amount of $206,046.89 for their roles in the mortgage fraud scheme wherein they falsified the source of borrower down payments, among other things.

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Eric Gagnepain, 41, Nixa, Missouri, co-owner of Greenleaf Companies has been sentenced in federal court for aiding and abetting a bank fraud conspiracy involving the creation and submission of fraudulent loan applications that was part of a multi-million-dollar mortgage investment scheme.

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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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