Archives For Title Fraud

Brandon Hanly, 33, Redding, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb to four years in prison for a mortgage fraud scheme.

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Alois Craig Weingart, 60, Castle Rock, Colorado, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in mortgage fraud scheme with losses to lenders totaling $12 million.

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Blair Christopher Hanloh, 50, Long Beach, California, was convicted of stealing over $3.5 million in a fraudulent scheme by falsely transferring residential property deeds and fraudulently renting out houses.

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James Lee Lankford, 74, formerly of Modesto, California, a real estate broker, pleaded guilty to seven counts of mail fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scam that looted elderly homeowners and lending institutions of millions of dollars.

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Adel Afkarian and Atef Afkarian each entered a guilty plea in federal court in San Diego, California, in connection with a fraud scheme involving sales of million-dollar homes in San Diego and Del Mar, California.

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Tyree Davis Sr., Flossmoor, Illinois, was arrested on an eight-count indictment charging him with obstruction of justice and filing fraudulent multi-billion-dollar liens against government employees. The indictment was returned on July 24, 2013, by a federal grand jury in Chicago.

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Stefan Mahaley, 52, Moreno Valley, California, suspected of committing real estate fraud, was arraigned on multiple counts of Forgery and Procuring and Offering False or Forged Instrument.

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Mark Murphy, 47, Williamstown, New Jersey, was charged by information with participating in a mortgage fraud conspiracy involving more than 100 properties and more than $20 million in fraudulent loan proceeds.

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Ronnie Edward Duke, 45, Fenton, Michigan, was sentenced to 13 years in prison in connection with a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud conspiracy.

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Ronald Wesley Groves, 71, Sacramento, California, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and Donald Charles Mann, 56, Sacramento, was sentenced to 17 years and six months in prison for retaliating against a prosecutor and FBI agents.

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