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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seung E. Oh, a/k/a Sandy Oh, 44, Great Falls, Virginia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. to 51 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain loans with resulting losses of over $100 million.
David Burrus, Jr., 40, Burns, Tennessee, was sentenced to 66 months in prison, followed by a five-year term of supervised release, for conspiring to commit wire and mail fraud. Burrus was also ordered to pay restitution of $241,779.26.
Robert Mikail, 41, formerly of Ashburn, Virginia, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bank fraud in connection with his role in fraudulent mortgage loan transactions involving approximately 36 properties in northern Virginia and nearly $20 million in fraudulently obtained loans.
Mark R. Dain, 33, Fairfax, Virginia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and admitted responsibility for fraudulent loan applications involving 22 different properties, which resulted in more than $7 million in losses to various federally insured financial institutions.