Brian Matthew Rich, 40, Laguna Beach, California, and Marcus Alan Avritt, 42, of Seal Beach, California, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. to prison for their roles involving computer theft from a nation-wide online mortgage broker. Rich and Avritt avoided paying the victim company an estimated $745,152 for the stolen mortgage leads.
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Roger Dean Bailey, Jr., 41, Hickory, North Carolina, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a mortgage and consumer fraud conspiracy involving manufactured and modular homes. From 2004 to 2008, Bailey was involved with the origination of up to 154 fraudulent HUD/FHA-insured mortgages.
Gregory D. Anderson, 47, Kingstree, South Carolina, was sentenced to 15 years prison, and his co-defendant Anthony C. Carrothers, 49, Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced to 10 months, for their involvement in a mortgage fraud conspiracy wherein straw buyers were recruited to purchase homes with inflated values in exchange for kickbacks.
Steven Jones, 46, Charlotte, North Carolina, was convicted after a three-day trial of racketeering conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud scheme to defraud investors and money laundering conspiracy. His conviction is the latest in Operation Wax House, an investigation which began in 2007 and has netted 91 defendants to date, 86 of which have pleaded guilty or been convicted following a trial.
Fabian Sparrow, 35, Burlington, N.C., pleaded guilty just before his trial was to begin on federal charges involving a $158 million consumer and mortgage fraud conspiracy.
Recent court orders bring to an end a long-running case against an elaborate scheme that deceived consumers into buying overpriced manufactured homes and agreeing to loans they couldn’t afford.
Mark Henry Tkac, 49, Raleigh, North Carolina, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III to a 42-month term of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, and pay $1,612,612.94 in restitution for running a straw buyer scam. The defendant used his expertise in real estate to exploit mortgage lenders.
Randy Alan Carpenter, 56, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, an attorney, engineer and land surveyor, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen to 27 months in prison for making false statements on his tax returns.
Mark Thomas Bowe, Jr., 56, Jonesboro, Georgia, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III to a 42-month term of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, on count one of an indictment charging Bowe with conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.
Amy Robinson, 36, Rolesville, North Carolina, a former attorney, was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment by Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III followed by three years of supervised release. The court further ordered Robinson to make restitution of $2,613,046.37 to various banks and other victims.