Ondrea Shabazz, 47, Youngstown, Ohio, is charged in a 59-count indictment for fraudulently obtaining ownership of more than two dozen distressed properties in Mahoning County, Ohio, and resold them for about $1 million.
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Deborah L. Kistner, 50, Hilliard, Ohio, was sentenced to 66 months in prison, five years of supervised release, and ordered to repay victims $9,644,601.84 for deceiving lenders while securing fraudulent real estate loans in three different conspiracies between July 2006 and July 2010.
Karin A. Hazel, aka Karin A. Caruso, aka Karin A. Corbin, Canal Winchester, Ohio, pleaded guilty to tax and mortgage fraud crimes just before her trial was to begin.
David R. Sharrock, 71, Mansfield, Ohio, man was found guilty of more than two dozen charges in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme which caused approximately $1.3 million in losses to Geauga Savings Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Washington Mutual Bank, Interbay Funding LLC, and Suntrust Mortgage Inc.
Brenda Ashcraft, 43, Milford, Ohio, is charged with defrauding investors of at least $15 million between 2009 and 2013 in a scheme to purchase and sell real estate through real estate investment trusts, known as REITs.
Jack R. Coppernger, 50, Akron, Ohio, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for leading massive mortgage fraud schemes in Ohio and Florida.
Sylvia Odia Thomas, 40, formerly of West Chester, Ohio was sentenced to 30 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $313,021 in restitution to lenders and $95,422.14 to the IRS for crimes she committed as part of a mortgage fraud scheme.
Haider Zafar, 35, formerly of Dublin, Ohio, has been arrested in connection with a $10 million fraud scheme involving false representations about investments in Pakistani real estate.
Adam P. Moellers, 35, Mason, Ohio, was sentenced to 36 months in prison and Gary P. Dailey, aka Gary Klump, 33, Covington, Kentucky, was sentenced to 21 months in prison in U.S. District Court for engaging in a foreclosure rescue scheme through a company called American Equity Group (AEG).
Andrew D. Norman, 36, Akron, Ohio, man was sentenced to more than three years in prison and ordered to pay more than $15 million in restitution for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme in Florida and a separate scheme to defraud two elderly investors.