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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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2012 

Former PHA Manager Charged with Defrauding the City Program of More Than $400,000 U.S. Attorney’s Office November 30, 2012 Eastern District of Pennsylvania (215) 861-8200   PHILADELPHIA—Richard Perri, 40, of Philadelphia, was charged today by information with defrauding the Philadelphia Housing ...
11/30/2012
North Royalton Woman Sentenced to More Than Two Years in Prison for Mortgage Fraud U.S. Attorney’s Office November 29, 2012 Northern District of Ohio (216) 622-3600   A North Royalton loan officer was sentenced to more than two years in prison for a mortgage-fraud scheme that resulted in a loss ...
11/30/2012
  Ex-Mortgage Broker Sentenced to Federal Prison for Mortgage Fraud Scheme FBI Phoenix November 29, 2012 Special Agent Manuel Johnson (623) 466-1842   On November 26, 2012, Michele Marie Mitchell, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James A. Teilborg to a term of 30 months in federal prison,...
11/29/2012
Former Bergenfield Borough Attorney Sentenced to Three Years’ Probation in Prison for Mail and Tax Fraud U.S. Attorney’s Office November 29, 2012 District of New Jersey (973) 645-2888   NEWARK, NJ—The former borough attorney for Bergenfield, New Jersey was sentenced to three years of probation t...
11/29/2012
  llinois State Representative Indicted on Federal Bank Fraud Charges Related to Real Estate Investments U.S. Attorney’s Office November 29, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300   CHICAGO—LaShawn K. Ford, an Illinois State Representative who also invested in real estate in Chicago, w...
11/29/2012
Con Man Agrees to Plead Guilty in Three Fraud Schemes, Including Multi-Million-Dollar Ponzi and Separate Mortgage Fraud Scheme U.S. Attorney’s Office November 28, 2012 Central District of California (213) 894-2434   LOS ANGELES—A Glendale man has agreed to plead guilty to federal fraud charges, ...
11/28/2012
11/27/2012
Diplomat Fined for Failing to Properly Pay Housekeeper U.S. Attorney’s Office November 26, 2012 District of New Jersey (973) 645-2888   NEWARK, NJ—The Republic of Mauritius’ ambassador to the United States was fined $5,000 today for failing to properly pay a domestic worker minimum hourly and ov...
11/27/2012
Final Defendant in Lansing Mortgage Fraud Indictment Pleads Guilty U.S. Attorney’s Office November 26, 2012 Western District of Michigan (616) 456-2404   GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Mario Giannandrea, 43, pled guilty today to misprision of a felony before U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker. Giannandrea a...
11/27/2012
Attorney Who Consulted on Emergency Department Project at Pasadena Hospital Pleads Guilty in Kickback Scheme U.S. Attorney’s Office November 21, 2012 Central District of California (213) 894-2434   LOS ANGELES—An attorney and former construction manager for Huntington Memorial Hospital pleaded g...
11/26/2012
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