Archives For Pennsylvania

Michael P. Bernick, 51, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a former bank director, was sentenced in federal court to 144 months of imprisonment on his conviction on nine counts of misapplication and theft of funds by a bank director. Bernick did not complete any loan applications, sign notes, or provide security for the monetary advances, yet received more than $350,000.

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Amanda Bishop, 35, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, was convicted in federal court after she submitted fraudulent mortgage documents during court proceedings.

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 Dov Ratchkauskas, 48, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of Contempt of Court for allegedly trying to obtain a passport while out on bond in connection with a mortgage fraud prosecution.

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Dean Rossi, 49, Warrington, Pennsylvania, was arrested in connection with an alleged mortgage fraud scheme for misappropriating funds from real estate closings intended for paying off mortgages.

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Richard Stromberg, 50, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for submitting false loan applications to lenders that included inflated income/assets and appraisals.

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David Andrew Glynn, 47, Charleston, West Virginia, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston to two and a half years in prison for conspiring to defraud timeshare owners throughout the United States and Canada by promising buyers in exchange for a fee. Continue Reading…

Eric Sijohn Brown, 46, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kevin Joseph Franklin, 51, Albany, Georgia, and Roderick L. Foxworth, Sr., 57, Philadelphia, defendants in a mortgage fraud conspiracy involving KREW Settlement Services were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Berle M. Schiller for their roles in the multi-million dollar scheme involving more than 100 fraudulent mortgage loans. Continue Reading…

Six people, including a lawyer, real estate agent and funeral home director, have been charged with conspiring to steal a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home from an elderly widow after she passed away.

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Marie Mikesche Bontigao, 43, West Chester, Pennsylvania, was charged by indictment for her alleged role in a fraud scheme wherein she solicited individuals to invest in her real estate projects but, instead of investing the lenders’ money in real estate, the funds were used to operate her business and pay personal expenses

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Susan C. Kevra-Shiner, 46, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, was indicted and charged with seven counts of mail fraud relating to an abstract and title insurance company she owned in Avoca, Pennsylvania, GK Abstract Co., Inc.  Despite losing an agency agreement with Stewart Title Guaranty CompanyKevra-Shiner allegedly continued to issue numerous title insurance policies. 

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