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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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John Partin, 67, appeared before U.S. District Judge Michael R. Hogan on April 23, 20102, and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and loan application fraud.

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Tyler Fitzsimons, 33, appeared before U.S. District Judge Michael R. Hogan and pleaded guilty to a variety of mortgage and loan fraud charges arising out of the collapse of his company, Desert Sun Development (DSD).

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