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.
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Teresa Giudice, 41, and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, both of Towaco, New Jersey, two of the stars of the Bravo television show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” were indicted on additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud.
Stephanie Hand, 49, Livingston, New Jersey, a lawyer, Julio Concepcion, 48, Passaic, New Jersey, and Thomas D’Anna, 38, Saddle Brook, New Jersey, were indicted on charges that they conspired to steal approximately $873,520 from a lender by using stolen identities to file fraudulent mortgage loan applications for two real estate transactions, falsifying settlement statements and diverting loan proceeds.
Louis Macaluso, 47, Westfield, New Jersey, a title company owner, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges for stealing a total of $5.3 million entrusted to him as a settlement agent to pay off multiple mortgage loans in connection with real estate closings he handled.
Lester Soto, 57, Freehold, New Jersey, owner of a mortgage company that was responsible for a long-running, large-scale mortgage fraud that caused losses of more than $30 million admitted his role in the scheme.
C. Tate George, 45, Newark, New Jersey, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, was convicted on all counts on which he was indicted in connection with his role in orchestrating a $2 million investment fraud scheme.
Michelle Martinez, 49, Brick, New Jersey, loan officer, and Dana Rummerfield, 47, Los Angeles, California, straw purchaser, admitted they conspired to defraud financial institutions as part of a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scam to make illegal profits on over-developed condominiums in the Wildwood, New Jersey area. Continue Reading…
John Parisi, 52, Atlantic City, New Jersey, admitted he conspired to defraud FirstPlus Financial Group Inc. (FPFG), a Texas-based financial services company allegedly targeted for extortionate takeover and looting by a group led by alleged Lucchese organized crime family member Nicodemo S. Scarfo.
Lisa Marie Scarfo, 34, Elmer, New Jersey, the wife of a reputed mob figure admitted she conspired to defraud a mortgage lender in order to buy a $715,000 house in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.
Raffi Oghlian, 38, Westwood, New Jersey, a loan officer, admitted to conspiring to defraud financial institutions as part of an approximately $2 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and straw buyers to make illegal profits on town homes and other real estate in three states.