Eliyahu Weinstein, 38, Lakewood, New Jersey, who was sentenced less than two months ago to 22 years in prison for running a Ponzi-style real estate scheme, was indicted by a federal grand jury on new charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and transacting criminal proceeds while on pretrial release.
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Anna S. Lee, 54, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and her daughter, Jennifer H. Lee, 25, New York City, New York, were arrested on Monday, April 14, 2014, in connection with an alleged real estate loan scam wherein the defendants fraudulently obtained over $300,000 in payments from victims for loan modifications services.
Ki Sung Chung aka Ken Jung, 55, Norwood, New Jersey, Soon Hwa Park–Bergman, 53, Norwood, Ki Jung Yun, 51, Fairview, New Jersey, Hyang Son Yi aka Paula Yi, 56, Fairview, Dennis Oak aka Dae Sok Ok, 73, formerly of Palisades Park, New Jersey, currently a fugitive, and Beverly Oak aka Young Ae Oak, 63, formerly of Palisades Park, also a fugitive, have been charged with running an elaborate short sale fraud scheme.
Robert Serao, 48, Bayville, New Jersey, admitted his role in a $40.8 million mortgage fraud conspiracy in which he used his position as a loan officer of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. to get the company to release more than $4.6 million based on fraudulent mortgage loan applications.
Daniel Mumbower, 35, Glassboro, New Jersey, a former banker, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for two counts of bank fraud and one count of receiving bribes by a bank employee for his role in a scheme that defrauded lenders of nearly $3 million.
Teresa Giudice, 41, and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, both of Towaco, New Jersey, two of the stars of the Bravo TV television show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” admitted committing a string of crimes as part of a long-running financial fraud conspiracy.
William Barksdale, 47, Burlington, New Jersey, a real estate consultant, was sentenced to 20 months in prison for helping five people defraud banks by obtaining multiple home equity loans on the same property.
Andrew Lucas, 36, the former mayor of Manalapan, New Jersey, was arrested on charges that he submitted falsified 2007 and 2008 tax returns in order to purchase a farm property in Manalapan and that he provided federal investigators and a federal grand jury with a fabricated document in 2013.
Michael Rumore, 55, Toms River, New Jersey, and Kenneth Jones, 64, Elizabeth, New Jersey, an attorney and a tax preparer, respectively, admitted their roles in a long-running, large-scale mortgage fraud that caused losses of more than $30 million.
Linda Yarleque, 44, and her husband, Fabio Moreno Vargas, 46, Westwood, New Jersey, were both convicted of one count each of bank fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.