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Former real estate developer Roger Pollock pleads guilty to bank fraud

Real estate developer and Lake Oswego resident Roger Pollock agreed to a plea deal last week in connection with federal bank fraud charges relating to a loan he obtained for the construction of an office building on A Avenue.

Pollock, 54, is best known as the owner of the now-defunct Buena Vista Homes, whose projects included 141 houses built in Happy Valley. The fraud charges relate to a loan Pollock obtained for construction of an office building at 412 A Ave that was never built.

Shannon Egeland, a former Bend, Oregon, real estate developer who pled guilty to mortgage fraud, was sentenced on January 29, 2014, to 120 months in prison.  Egeland was to begin serving his sentence on August 1, 2014, by 2 pm.  However, just prior to surrendering, Egeland was shot.

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Five defendants, including a real estate developer, a loan officer, a mortgage broker, and an escrow officer, have been sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken for a variety of mortgage and loan fraud charges arising out of the collapse of Desert Sun Development (DSD), a company previously headquartered in Bend, Oregon.

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Six borrowers were sentenced in Oregon by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken for their roles in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme.

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Peter Wilkinson, Eugene, Oregon, was sentenced on September 3, 2013, for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme involving the submission of false and misleading loan packages to lenders.

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Jeffrey Sprague, 50, Bend, Oregon, appeared before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make false statements to a financial institution, to commit wire fraud, and to commit bank fraud. The charge arose out of the collapse of Desert Sun Development (DSD), a development and construction company in Bend, Oregon.

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Geoffrey Montani, 36, and Kenneth Jones, 50, both of Portland, Oregon, were sentenced to 15 months in prison in separate hearings following their convictions for wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme.

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David Ovist, 45, Lake Oswego, Oregon, was convicted February 8, 2013, of bank and wire fraud following a 10-day jury trial.

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Tu Ngoc Tran, 38, Portland, Oregon, was found guilty by a federal jury of conspiracy to manufacture or distribute marijuana, two counts of manufacture of marijuana, making a false statement on a loan application and wire fraud.

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Peter Wilkinson, 43, Eugene, Oregon, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud charges related to a mortgage fraud scheme in Central Oregon.

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