Archives For Nevada

Christopher L. Durling, 49, Sandy, Utah, who owned a title and escrow company that operated in Nevada, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for embezzling almost $4 million from company escrow accounts for his own personal use.

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Stephen Choate, 62, Pahrump, Nevada, was sentenced on a charge of pattern of mortgage lending fraud. Choate ran a scam between November 2010 and February 2012, to defraud clients of $11,500 in fees under the guise that he would obtain loan modifications for them.

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Alex Soria, 69, and Sonia Rodis, 55, both of Las Vegas, Nevada, were each sentenced on one felony count of a pattern of mortgage lending fraud. The couple misrepresented to homeowners a fraudulent mortgage elimination program that involved the recording of affidavits, deeds of reconveyance and other title documents that failed to eliminate their mortgages.

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Justin T. Brough, 39, North Las Vegas, Nevada, a former senior vice president of Bank of America, Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to misapplication of bank funds in a scheme that led to over $6.4 million in losses on two loans.

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Luis J. Rojas, 38, Hendserson, Nevada, a criminal defense attorney, pleaded guilty in federal court to making false statements in connection with a fraudulent short sale of his property in Henderson Nevada.

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Ronald Gene Morgan, 60, Las Vegas, Nevada, has been arrested on wire fraud charges for taking hundreds of thousands in fees from persons who thought the payments would help them obtain loans for various business ventures.

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George Christo George, 55, Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced for six to 20 years in prison for defrauding several Northern Nevadans of more than $238,000 through elaborate schemes including a false business partner posing as a wealthy sheikh to lure victims into bogus real estate deals and to investments in a luxury downtown Reno high rise condominium.

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Derrick Phelps, 46, Katy, Texas, and his wife, Cynthia Phelps, 44, who owned two mortgage service businesses in Henderson, Nevada, have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a mortgage fraud scheme that caused over $30 million in losses to federally insured financial institutions.

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George Christo George, 55, Las Vegas, Nevada, pleaded guilty to mortgage fraud in a case involving defrauding several Northern Nevadans together of more than $238,000 through elaborate schemes that included bogus real estate deals with a fictitious wealthy sheikh and investments in a luxury downtown Reno, Nevada high rise.

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Jose Christian Delgado, 39, Las Vegas, Nevada, was arrested in connection with his involvement in a mortgage lending fraud scheme involving five known victims.

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