Laurie Schneider, 39, pleaded guilty at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York, to wire fraud.
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Barry Stephen Zornberg, 54, Hauppauge, New York, a former attorney, has been indicted and charged with lying to federal investigators about his role in a foreclosure rescue fraud scheme. The scheme ensnared at least 10 families, defrauding them of approximately $1.3 million in home equity and causing some of them to lose their homes.
Melanie Ferreira, 61, Lagrangeville, New York, was found guilty on all counts of a four-count Indictment that charged her with engaging in a series of frauds, which included cheating the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) out of nearly half a million dollars, and perpetrating a bank fraud scheme.
Eduardo Galan, 63, Brockport, New York, has been indicted and charged with mail fraud and bankruptcy fraud.
Darryl Glasco, 54, North Tonawanda, New York, a licensed New York State appraiser, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, a fine of $ 1,000,000, or both.
John Murphy, 63, Nesconset, New York, the former chief executive officer of Oak Rock Financial LLC, pled guilty to bank fraud before United States Magistrate Judge Gary R. Brown at the United States courthouse in Central Islip, New York.
Nicholas Mussolini, 27, Williamsville, New York, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of wire fraud before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara in connection with a fraudulent loan scheme. The charge carries a maximum penalty of a term of 20 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release of three years, and a fine of $250,000.
Harold L. Gruber, 60, Brooklyn, New York, an attorney, and his condominium-developer clients, Joseph Scarpinito, 59, who has a prior federal felony conviction for bank fraud, and Shiraz Sanjana, 54, have been barred pursuant to a court order from doing condo and securities-related work in New York pending the court case. The order enjoins the respondents from engaging in any act directly or indirectly relating to the offer or sale of securities (which includes coops and condos) in or from the State of New York.
Michael Rory Woods, 44, Buffalo, New York, was charged by criminal complaint with making false statements on a loan application in order to secure a refinance mortgage.
Guy Samuel, 32, Richmond Hill, New York; the co-owner of a company that purported to provide mortgage modification services, and four former employees of the company, Anthony Blackwell, 47, Manhattan, New York; Angel Gonzalez, 31, Rosedale, New York; Jonathan Lyons, 51, Rockville Center, New York; and Aren Goldfaden, 36, East Rockaway, New York, have been indicted for their alleged participation in a multimillion-dollar scheme that victimized more than 500 financially struggling homeowners across the country.