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Alison Gu, a/k/a “Alison Ling,” “Ally Koo,” “Ai J. Chen,” “Ai Jen Chen,” “Ai Chen,” “Jing Shao,” “Yijing Gu,” “Yijing Lin,” “Alison Yi Gu,” was indicted by a federal grand jury in Vermont on June 16 2016 and charged with bank fraud, false statements and fraud with identification documents.

According to the indictment between March 2015 and September 2015, Gu executed a scheme to defraud financial institutions to obtain funds through submission of mortgage loan applications and refinancing applications containing false information. According to the indictment, Gu established false identities using the social security number of a deceased individual, submitted altered bank statements, forged employment identification forms, forged pay statement and a forged IRS W-2 form.  In addition, she submitted to Emigrant Mortgage Company false information regarding the actual identities of loan applicants, a forged signature of a U.S. consular official in Beijing, China, purporting to vest power of attorney in the name of one of the loan applicants, false visa identification information and a false certification of a non-existent accountant in China purporting to verify income.  Gu obtained mortgage loan of $417,000 from the Bank of Bennington, $230,250 from the First National Bank of America and $412,400 from Emigrant Mortgage.

The indictment also contains a forfeiture allegation, seeking forfeiture of, among other things, 389 Read Farm Road, Dorset, Vermont; 385 Cedar Avenue, Cocoa Beach, Florida; and 6 Old Snow Valley Road, Winhall, Vermont.

Gu’s arraignment was scheduled for June 29, 2016.

Thomas Komasa, 48, and his wife Heidi Komasa, 40, former Vermont residents, who now live in Saugerties, New York, were sentenced in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, following their mortgage fraud convictions in the summer of 2012.

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Thomas Komasa, 47, and his wife Heidi Komasa, 39, Saugerties, New York, were convicted on charges stemming from an alleged mortgage fraud scheme.

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Thomas Komasa, 45, and his wife Heidi Komasa, 37, Kingston, New York, former Vermont residents, pleaded not guilty in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont to charges stemming from an alleged mortgage fraud scheme.

On May 27, 2010, a federal grand jury in Burlington, Vermont returned a ten-count indictment charging the Continue Reading...

Benjamin Osmanson, 31, California, the former operator of the Highgate Manor, Highgate, Vermont, was sentenced to nine years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay over $12 million in restitution during an appearance before the Hon. J. Garvan Murtha in

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Richard Shumway, 51, Brewerton, New York, was sentenced in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, to 51 months of imprisonment following his guilty plea to a federal wire fraud charge. Chief U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III ordered that Shumway serve a three-year period of supervised release following completion of his prison term and pay

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