Archives For Straw Buyer

Marie Lucie Tondreau, a/k/a Lucie Tondreau, 54, former North Miami Mayor, was convicted by federal jury after a 12 day trial for her recruitment of straw buyers and other conduct in an $8,000,000 mortgage fraud scheme.

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John Wayne Perry, Jr., 33, Charlotte, North Carolina, pleaded guilty on Monday, December 1, 2014, for his role as a promoter in a $75 million mortgage fraud racketeering conspiracy.

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Patrice Hairston, 52, Lawrenceville, Georgia, Bonnie Rose, 54, Jonesboro, Georgia, Sarah Hyldahl, 32, Marietta, Georgia, and Ronnika Allen, 30, Powder Springs, Georgia, have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders of over $2 million in mortgage loans.

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Sneha Ramesh Mohammadi, 52, Bakersfield, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to 18 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for her involvement in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that ran from January 2004 to September 2007.

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Patrice Hairston, 52, Lawrenceville, Georgia, Bonnie Rose, 54, Jonesboro, Georgia, Sarah Hyldahl, 32, Marietta, Georgia, and Ronnika Allen, 30, Powder Springs, Georgia, have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders of over $2 million in mortgage loans.

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Antonio Pimenta, 46, Neshanic Station, New Jersey, has been indicted for his role in a $1 million mortgage fraud scheme, including an alleged bribe of a bank agent to approve a loan on a property that exploded hours before the closing.

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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…

Numerous participants in an expansive mortgage fraud scheme were sentenced to prison on Monday, October 27, 2014, and Tuesday, October 28, 2014, by Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III. The defendants were involved in a conspiracy to defraud numerous banks and lenders using straw buyers resulting in mortgage loan disbursements exceeding $20 million, $5 million in loan proceeds, and losses exceeding $1 million.

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Dinesh Valjeebhai Shah, 65, was sentenced to seven years in state prison for conspiring with three other family members to commit over $16 million in real estate fraud by forging documents and purchasing homes using straw buyers.

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Grant McCollough, 38, Kearney, Nebraska, a real estate investor and owner of Tycoon Investments, and his wife, Marisa McCollough, 36, pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to defraud mortgage lenders and impede the Internal Revenue Service.

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