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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 !



Four Individuals Involved in Mortgage Fraud Scheme are Sentenced U.S. Attorney’s Office August 28, 2012 District of Connecticut (203) 821-3700   David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that four individuals involved in an extensive mortgage fraud sc...
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Bank Fraud Defendants Sentenced to 60 and 70 Months Defendants Fraudulently Obtained $19.67 Million from Washington Mutual U.S. Attorney’s Office August 30, 2012 Northern District of California (415) 436-7200   SAN FRANCISCO—Michael Ohayon and David Papera were sentenced yesterday to 60 and 70 m...
Title Company Attorney Convicted in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme U.S. Attorney’s Office August 29, 2012 Southern District of Texas (713) 567-9000   HOUSTON—Lisa Carol Ross, 50, of Missouri City, Texas, has pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, United States Attor...
Forensic Accountant Found Guilty of Bankruptcy Fraud U.S. Attorney’s Office August 28, 2012 Middle District of Florida (813) 274-6000   ORLANDO, FL—U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces that a federal jury today found John K. Freeman (66, Mount Dora) guilty of concealing property belonging t...
Virginia Attorney Charged in South African Ponzi Scheme U.S. Attorney’s Office August 27, 2012 Eastern District of Virginia (757) 441-6331   NORFOLK, VA—Brian Ray Dinning, 47, of Toronto, Canada, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on wire fraud charges. Neil H. MacBride, United States Att...
                                                            #1810 Particular conditions may arise that require an environmental impact statement to be prepared because of the events demanding it. This requirement is known as CERCLA, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liabi...
                                                     #1809 Zoning ordinances may be designed to control the types of religious preferences that are acceptable within the area in consideration. Is this true or false ? Take your time. The solution is posted below the wildlife photo. A. False Zoning...
                                                          #1808 When a conveyance tax is assessed it's always based on the fair market value of the home. Is this true or false ? Take your time. The solution will be posted below the royalty free wildlife photograph. A. False When a property is ass...
                                                     #1807 When we speak about the police power of a local government we're usually referring to the government's power to create special taxes which will tax all property owners for the purposes of providing a secure police force and the addition o...

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