Danny Zhao, 36, Ashburn, Virginia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud admitting his role in a short sale mortgage fraud scheme.
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Minerva Sanchez, 48, Fremont, California, a licensed real estate agent, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii to 21 months in prison for her role in a short sale fraud scheme.
Jason Springer, an attorney, and Rick Makohoniuk, a real estate agent, were both convicted of bank fraud after an eight-day jury trial. Springer was convicted of seven counts of bank fraud, and Makohoniuk was convicted of one count of bank fraud, in connection with a short sale/property flipping scheme.
Luis J. Rojas, 38, Hendserson, Nevada, a criminal defense attorney, pleaded guilty in federal court to making false statements in connection with a fraudulent short sale of his property in Henderson Nevada.
Emeka Udeze, 39, Bowie, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte to 37 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with two separate mortgage fraud schemes that involved loan application misrepresentations and short sale fraud.
11 people, as well as a closing attorney, have been indicted on charges that they allegedly conspired to steal nearly $1 million from lenders through a short-sale mortgage fraud scheme.
Michael “Sean” Davis, 43, Crestview, Florida, has been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with nine felony counts for allegedly orchestrating short sales from Bank of America by causing the submission of false documents in real estate closings.
Minerva Sanchez, 48, Fremont, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Sanchez admitted that she advised a seller to submit false and fraudulent short-sale applications to Tri Counties Bank and Freddie Mac.
Anthony Keslinke was charge by superseding indictment in a scheme involving short sale mortgage fraud. The defendant allegedly used straw buyers to purchase real estate throughout Northern California.
Nathan Smith, Patrick Steven, Jason Springer, Rick Makohoniuk, and Jerod Hogan, have each been indicted and charged with bank fraud based on their participation in an alleged fraudulent property flipping scheme in Des Moines, Iowa.