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Edgar A. Reyes-Colón and Francisco Quintero-Peña were indicted on charges of with making false statements in loan applications in scheme to obtain money from mortgage lending institutions.. The investigation revealed that as part of the scheme and artifice to defraud, the defendants, through straw buyers, purchased a property by obtaining mortgage loans from a federally insured financial institution in amounts substantially exceeding the selling price of the property. The excess amount of the loan was kicked back to the defendants, and then they would default on payment of the monthly mortgage premiums. In order to ensure the approval of the loan, the participants created and submitted false supporting documentation along with the loan application including  financial statements, bank statements, employment verification letters and tax returns. Continue Reading…

Carlos D. Cuevas-Díaz, Miguel Ángel Echegaray-González, and Lee A. Arcia-Centeno, San Juan, Puerto Rico, have been indicted for conspiring and knowingly making false statements or cause false statements to be made to mortgage lending institutions Equity Mortgage, Latin American, and Express Solution for the purpose of influencing the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to insure the mortgage loans.

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Raúl A. Morales-Guanill; Rafael Antonio Pina-Nieves, aka “Raphy Pina”; Orlando Javier Sierra-Mercado, aka “Chiquitín,” “Chiqui”; and Wilson Álvarez-Luna have been indicted on 19 counts of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy and aiding and abetting to submit false statements to a financial institution, and money laundering.

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