Archives For Wisconsin

Chester D. Howard, also known as C. Daniel Howard, 41, Verona, Wisconsin, is charged in a seven-count indictment with making false statements. He is charged with five counts of falsely stating to banks that he was the owner of property as collateral for a loan, when he knew he was not the owner of the property.

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James Scalzo, 46, Kenosha, Wisconsin, was sentenced by Judge Lynn Adelman to 35 months in prison for his role in a bank fraud and money laundering scheme.

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Michael E. Kraus, 63, Medford, Wisconsin, has been indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison, Wisconsin, and charged with making false statements to financial institutions concerning the extent of his liabilities.

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Becky Lynn Ring, formerly known as Becky Lynn Stoltenberg, 38, Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 12 months probation and ordered to pay $336,100 in restitution for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme.

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James Wazlawik, 48, Prescott, Wisconsin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman to one day in jail, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for making a false statement to a bank in connection with a home equity loan.

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Billy Cannon, Sr., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a loan officer, and Margaret Keefe, a closing agent, allegedly devised and participated in a scheme to defraud banks and real estate lending institutions by submitting materially false and fraudulent loan applications.

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Randez Long, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been indicted for his participation in an alleged mortgage fraud scheme, which included short sale fraud.

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P. Edwin Gray, 59, Oregon, Wisconsin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to three years’ probation and ordered to pay $336,100 in restitution for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme.

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Deborah Atherton, 55, Black River Falls, Wisconsin, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to four years and two months in federal prison for her role in a loan fraud scheme and a separate bribery scheme involving contracts awarded by the Ho-Chunk Nation.

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Jay Fischer has been charged in a criminal complaint with racketeering, embezzlement, fraud, and tax crimes. The complaint filed in Marathon County, Wisconsin, included twenty-one felony and four misdemeanor counts for his alleged role in misappropriating escrow funds intended to pay off prior mortgages.

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