Stephen G. Doherty, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced for his role in a $14.6 million mortgage fraud scheme that resulted in at least 35 fraudulent mortgage loans.
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Ronnie Edward Duke, Fenton, Michigan, was sentenced to 13 years in prison in connection with a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud conspiracy. On June 3, 2013, he was scheduled to self-surrender and begin serving his sentence. Duke failed to appear. After being on the run for eight months, he was arrested on February 24, 2014.
Carlyle “Carl” Lee Cole, 66, Bakersfield, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to 17 years and seven months in prison and Caleb Lee Cole, 37, Bakersfield, was sentenced to six months in prison for charges stemming from their involvement in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that ran from January 2004 to September 2007.
Claudia Montes, 41, San Diego, California, was sentenced to 20 months in prison and ordered to pay $1,337833.16 in restitution for her role as a straw buyer in a mortgage fraud scheme.
Ging—Hwang “Felicia” Tsoa, 59, Broadlands, Virginia, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for her role in a mortgage fraud conspiracy that involved approximately 36 properties in Northern Virginia and nearly $20 million in fraudulently obtained loans.
Christopher Brecciano, 35, Stamford, Connecticut, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty federal court to conspiring to defraud financial institutions through an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that involved dozens of properties in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
David Lewis Johnson, Jr., Cary, North Carolina, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III to a 96 month term of imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release, on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Mail, Wire, and Bank Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.
Marc Jean, 44, a citizen of Haiti residing in Norwich, Connecticut, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme.
Winston Shillingford, 56, and his wife, Marleen Shillingford, 47, Nesconset, New York, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford, Connecticut, to prison terms of 48 months and 36 months, respectively, for operating a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme that involved more than 40 properties in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Kathryn Sylvester, San Diego, California, pleaded guilty to participating in a mortgage fraud conspiracy in which she and several co-conspirators caused more than $6 million in losses associated with various properties in San Diego County and elsewhere.