Archives For Virginia

Kil Seok (Michael) Seo, 49, formerly of Fairfax, Virginia, was sentenced to 38 months in prison for engaging in bank fraud and aggravated identity theft as part of a mortgage fraud scheme. Seo also was ordered to pay restitution of $894,600 to several banks that were the victims of Seo’s criminal conduct.

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Michael Wayne Harding, 59, Keswick, Virginia, a businessman and former commercial real estate agent who pled guilty last year to a variety of federal fraud charges, was sentenced in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Charlottesville.

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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.

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Robert Mikail, 41, formerly of Ashburn, Virginia, was sentenced to 52 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in fraudulent mortgage loan transactions involving approximately 36 properties in Northern Virginia and nearly $20 million in fraudulently obtained loans.

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Rosita Vilchez, 39, Lima, Peru; Armando Pino, 53, Centerville, Virginia, currently in Peru; Edgar Vilchez, 38, Manassas, Virginia; Lorene Chittenden, 57, Centerville, Virginia; and Rocio Benavides, 28, Manassas, Virginia—have been indicted and charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud affecting a financial institution and operating a continuing financial crimes enterprise.

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Ging—Hwang “Felicia” Tsoa, 59, Broadlands, Virginia, was convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and two counts of bank fraud in connection with her role in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme.

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Michael Krause has been indicted on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy for his alleged role in misappropriating and failing to pay off a prior mortgage with the funds from a new loan.

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Dwight A. Etheridge, 49, Chesapeake, Virginia, was sentenced to 50 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, false statements to a financial institution, and aiding and abetting misapplication of bank funds.

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Mark S. Farhood, 49, formerly of San Diego, California, and Jason S. Sant, 38, Lecanto, Florida, were sentenced for their roles in operating a nationwide online foreclosure rescue scam that went by various names, including Home Advocate Trustees and Walk Away Today, and used various websites, including walkawaytoday.org and sellfastusa.com, to deceive hundreds of vulnerable, distressed homeowners into surrendering their properties to the company.

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Stephen G. Fields, 49, Chesapeake, Virginia, was sentenced to 17 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, false entries in bank records, misapplication of bank funds, and false statement to a financial institution.

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