John Struna, 52, Concord Township, Ohio, pleaded guilty to defrauding Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union. The defendant received $112,105 from a bank co-conspirator for the purchase of a condominium located in Ft. Myers, Florida, but at no time did Struna submit any credit applications or loan documents.
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The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has issued a decision upholding a district court ruling that several defendants based in the United States and Canada deceived consumers through a telemarketing scheme designed to sell them phony mortgage assistance and debt relief programs.
Derryl L. Tanner, 47, Euclid, Ohio, and Julie A. Becker, 39, Cleveland, Ohio, are the subjects of a six-count indictment charging them of engaging in a $2.1 million mortgage-fraud scheme involving a Westlake, Ohio, home.
Stanley M. Paulic, 41, Aurora, Ohio, and Steven R. Long, 45, Mather, California, were indicted on charges they defrauded approximately 60 people out of more than $6.5 million through a fraudulent Arizona real-estate development investment.
Thomas G. France, 44, Strongsville, Ohio, a real estate agent, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for his role in a $3.3 million mortgage fraud scheme involving six properties in Medina, Ohio.
Svetislav Vujovic, 41, Brunswick, Ohio, was convicted of 14 counts related to illegally receiving more than $3 million from the St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union in exchange for cash payments to the credit union’s chief operating officer. Vujovic corruptly gave cash payments totaling approximately $20,000 to induce and reward the CEO for approving and facilitating the approval of fraudulent loans.
Home Remedy Center, Newport Beach, California, is the subject of a lawsuit for failure to deliver and failure to provide refunds for its home loan modification service. The lawsuit seeks consumer restitution, injunctive relief, and civil penalties.
Regina Shields, 41, Cincinnati, Ohio, was sentenced in US. District Court to 12 months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $202,806 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service and the lender she defrauded in a mortgage fraud scam.
Dwayne H. Means, 46, Cincinnati, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit bank fraud in connection with a loan to buy a lot in the Villages of Sugar Ridge, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in 2007.
David R. Sharrock, 71, Mansfield, Ohio, was sentenced to 135 months in prison and ordered to pay $767,462 in restitution for his role a mortgage fraud scheme which caused approximately $1.3 million in losses to five lending institutions.