Archives For Nevada

Steven E. Jones, 56, a family court judge, and four co-defendants pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for defrauding over 22 people of millions in an investment fraud scheme involving real estate transactions.  As part of his plea agreement with the government, Jones agreed to step down from the bench and surrender his law license to the State Bar of Nevada.

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William Chrissikopoulos, 43, Las Vegas, Nevada; and Lynda Finch-Estrada, 54, Las Vegas, have been arrested on a warrant for various felony theft and fraud charges involving alleged operation of a mortgage lending fraud in Las Vegas.

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Fiorella Sophia Tealdo, 47, Las Vegas, Nevada, was arrested in connection with a mortgage lending fraud scheme in which three victims paid up-front fees ranging from $1,800 – $4,210 toward their mortgage loan modifications, which were never completed.

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Carmen Denise Mosley, 44, Granada Hills, California, an accountant, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison and ordered to pay approximately $1.1 million in restitution for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme in southern Nevada. The defendant conspired to obtain mortgage loans from financial institutions by causing materially false information to be placed in the buyers’ mortgage loan applications and supporting documentation.

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Mark Edward Shelton, 45, Las Vegas, Nevada, was indicted by a Clark County Grand Jury for loan fraud on June 24, 2014.

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Deon Derrick Derrico, 43, North Las Vegas, Nevada, and Olujuwon Devin Bryant, 23, North Las Vegas, were charged with multiple felony counts for their involvement in a fraudulent title scheme wherein they allegedly forged quitclaim deeds for the purposes of collecting rent from unsuspecting tenants.

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Carmen Denise Mosley, 43, Granada Hills, California, a licensed accountant, was convicted following a five-day jury trial of conspiracy and fraud charges for participating in a mortgage fraud scheme in southern Nevada and causing approximately $1.6 million in losses to federally insured financial institutions.

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Jabari L. Marshall, 36, Las Vegas, Nevada, who was convicted by a jury in September 2013 of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud for his involvement in a scheme to obtain $35 million in fraudulent mortgage loans, was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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Lance Kellow, 37, Henderson, Nevada, man has been sentenced to 57 months in prison and ordered to pay $834,000 in restitution for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that caused over $1 million in losses to federally insured financial institutions.

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Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS), now known as Black Knight Financial Services has entered into a settlement with the State of Nevada to resolve the State’s civil action alleging LPS violated the Nevada Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and all other outstanding issues or claims related to the litigation.

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