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David Saks is a musician, retired real estate broker, and long-time ActiveRain member. David's blog features important information relevant to the safety, integrity and security of the industry. In addition to his widely read real estate fraud blog, a comprehensive overview of real estate continuing education is a weekly addition for his subscribers and the ActiveRain community at-large. Thank you for subscribing to and for visiting David's ActiveRain home on the internet. Please join. Membership in ActiveRain will enrich your life !

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2011 

Lancaster Lawyer Convicted of All Charges in Bankruptcy Fraud U.S. Attorney’s Office November 30, 2011 Eastern District of Pennsylvania (215) 861-8200 ALLENTOWN, PA—Kenneth G. Reidenbach, 61, an attorney practicing in Lancaster, PA, was convicted today of all charges in connection with fraud ste...
11/30/2011
11/30/2011
Stamford Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in $4 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme U.S. Attorney’s Office November 29, 2011 District of Connecticut (203) 821-3700   David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTIAN TUDOROF, 43, of Stamford, was se...
11/30/2011
13 More Charged in California Straw Buyer Scheme Thirteen additional defendants were charged in two separate indictments in the Vera Kuzmenko mortgage fraud investigation in California.  The current indictments bring the total charged in this investigation to twenty-three.  The two most recent in...
11/29/2011
Real Estate Investment Scammer Sentenced to 15 Years Michael Frank Burgess,69, Alpharetta, Georgia, was sentenced byChief U.S. District Judge Anne C. Conway to 15 years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering in connection with a real estate fraud scheme. The co...
11/29/2011
Foreclosure "Rescuer" Sentenced for Defrauding Homeowners Angeline Lisa Lizarrago, 69, Fremont, California, was sentenced to five years for a foreclosure scam in which dozens of struggling Bay Area and Central Valley homeowners paid for foreclosure services that were never delivered. Lizarrago wa...
11/29/2011
Man Arrested for Misappropriating Escrow Funds Steve Zaven Kessedjian, 48, Los Angeles, California, was arrested after a federal grand jury returned an indictment on July 21, 2011, charging him with mail fraud for a mortgage fraud scheme. Kessedjian was arrested by U.S. Secret Service agents in L...
11/29/2011
8 Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging Charges were filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco against eight Northern California real estate investors.  Each has agreed to plead guilty for their roles in two separate conspiracies to...
11/29/2011
3 Sentenced for Appraisal Fraud Scheme Guadalupe Ramirez, 31, a real estate agent, her mother Maria Ramirez, and her father Augustine Ramirez, 60, have been sentenced for their roles in a Kern County, California, mortgage fraud scheme involving inflated appraisals and kickbacks.  Guadalupe and Ma...
11/29/2011
Man Arrested for Foreclosure Rescue Scheme John Marcus Desenberg, 44, formerly of Newbury Park, California, was arrested by FBI agents in Southern California for his alleged role in a foreclosure rescue scheme. On November 17, 2011, Desenberg was charged in a 10-count indictment alleging mail fra...
11/29/2011
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