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Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment Charging Individuals in Alleged Fraud Scheme U.S. Attorney’s Office May 31, 2012 District of Utah (801) 524-5682   Financial, Fraud, Identity Theft, Press Release, Salt Lake City Top Stories   SALT LAKE CITY—A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictmen...
Joliet Man Arrested on Arson and Civil Rights Charges for Allegedly Setting Fire to Home of African-American Family U.S. Attorney’s Office May 30, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300   Civil Rights, Hate Crime, Press Release   CHICAGO—Accused of targeting an African-American family...
  Founders of S3 Partners Charged in $21 Million Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Defendants Allegedly Engaged in Securities Fraud Targeting Elderly Investors U.S. Attorney’s Office May 30, 2012 Northern District of California (415) 436-7200   Breaking News, Financial, Fraud, Press Release, Wh...
New London Woman Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Federal Prison for Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme U.S. Attorney’s Office May 30, 2012 District of Connecticut (203) 821-3700   David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Isaura Guzman, 28, of New Lon...
                                                  Sarah Walker was beautiful. She was the mother of two children. She sold homes for a living. Everyone loved her. She was at work in her office in a model home in a beautiful new subdivision in McKinney, Texas at 5700 Conch Train. A couple visiting...
Jury Convicts Man of Forging Loan Documents David E. Miller, 61, Brentwood, Tennessee was convicted by a federal jury of two counts of making a false statement to a bank and two counts of aggravated identity theft. Specifically, the jury found Miller guilty of making false statements to First Ban...
Fraudsters Convicted of Straw Buyer Scheme Jerry Kerley, 58, Kodak, Tennessee, and Jeffrey Whaley, 48, of Sevierville, Tennessee, were convicted by a jury in U.S. Distict Court, Knoxville, of all counts in the indictment, including wire fraud, bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to commit...
Lawyer Disbarred After Stealing $1.1M in Mortgage Modification Scam Vafa Allan Khoshbin, 52, Los Angeles, California, state bar number 165486, an attorney accused of misappropriating $1.1 million from 10 clients, has agreed to be disbarred.  The case was one of the largest misappropriation cases ...
Former Real Estate Agent Gets 4 Years for Loan Misreps Todd Britton-Harr, 35, Perdido Key, Florida, a former real estate agent, was sentenced to four years in prison on charges of making false statements in loan and mortgage documents. Evidence introduced in the January 2012 jury trial that led t...
Fraudsters Use Dead Man's Name to Buy Home Genilza R. Nunes, 38, Kearny, New Jersey (aka Leticia Wilchez, Geny Silva, Gena Nunez and Genilza Borges), Lillian Veras, 40, Kearny, New Jersey (aka Lillian Urena), Maureen R. Stillwell, 50, Somerville, New Jersey and Sheila Zullo, 46, Green Brook,  New...

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