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Mortgage industry lawsuit news and mortgage litigation coverage. Stories about legal settlements, judgments and mortgage class actions.


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First-Quarter 2010 Mortgage Litigation Index

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Christopher Lee Diener state of california na na Attorney arrested in connection with illegal loan activites. na na na www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms033110.asp, www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationModificationFirms033010.asp
David Young Park State of Maryland Baltimore County Circuit Court na Defendant was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay $116,556 in restitution for stealing the loan proceeds from a refinance transaction on a commercial condominium. United States v. Park na December 8, 2009 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCrimes020910.asp
Edward Seung Ok, Martha Rodriguez, Cynthaia Valenzuela, Vladimir Stefanovic and Maria G. Juarez United States of America na $40,000,000 Prison sentences handed out in foreclosure scam na na na www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms033110.asp
Eric S. Murphy, Jr. State of Maine Superior Court- Hancock na Defendant pled guilty to two counts of theft by deception in connection with a scam relating to residential construction loans. State of Maine v. Murphy na June 10, 2010 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal032910.asp
Glenn Steven Rosofsky United States of America na na Operator of Nations Housing Modification Center telemarketer was indicted. na na na www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms033110.asp, www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationModificationFirms033010.asp
Home Savers Consulting Corp., Garth Celestine, Phil A. Simon na na $10,000,000 Guilty plea in alleged foreclosure scam. na na na www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms033110.asp
Isaac Yass and Andrew Blechman United States U.S. District Court in Topeka, Kansas $1,000,000 Sentences pursuant to convictions for fraudulently filing bankruptcies in the name of nonexistent individuals with businesses that claimed to be part-owners of properties that were in foreclosures. U.S. v. Yass No. 08-40008-JAR January 4, 2010 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureFirmLitigation021510.asp
Jamaar Manlove, Larry Manlove, Rhonda Manlove, Master Builders for Christ and Vision Builders Christian Center United States Delaware na Defendants were charged in a 21 count indictment for mortgage fraud. Defendants allegedly promised borrowers who were on the verge of foreclosure that they could avoid foreclosure through a complex sale-leaseback scheme where they transferred title then took it back after their financial standing improved. na na February 2, 2010 (Indictment announced) www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureFirmLitigation021510.asp
Jason Alan Tauer United States U.S. District Court - Minnesota na Defendant pled guilty to stealing 93 loan files and [data] on 208 more people from Ameriquest Mortgage where he worked as a mortgage assistant. Defendant used stolen IDs to fraudulently obtain cash, services and other valuables. United States v. Tauer na January 29, 2010 (guilty plea) www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCrimes020910.asp
Jason Vitulano, Peter Hartofilis, Joseph Miller, Robert Hofler, and Steve Vento United States of America U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida $5,739,326 Revised indictment in TopDot case adds defendants who are accused of submitting fraudulent loan applications for $3 million in loans. United States v. Vitulano et al. Case No. 9:09-cr-80156-DMM na www.mortgagedaily.com/IndictmentTopDot031810.asp
Jeffery Tye Brown na na na Indictment over alleged foreclosure scheme. Borrower fled to Phillipines. na na na www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms033110.asp
Jeffrey L. Levine, Delroy Oliver Davy and Mark Anthony McBride United States U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia na Levine plead guilty to accounting fraud. McBride has agreed to plead guilty to fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in loans and awaits sentencing. United States v. Levine 1:2009cr00554 December 22, 2009 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal011810.asp
Jennifer McCall, Wilbur Ballesteros, Ronald Aaron Chapman Jr., Clifford McCall, Joy Jackson, Kurt Forham na na $17,000,000 Some of defendants sentenced in foreclosure scheme. na na na www.mortgagedaily.com/Credit011210.asp
Jodie T. Hoang United States U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana na 30-month sentence for allegedly stealing $1 million from employer Standard Mortgage Corp. na na na www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal011810.asp
John McTaggart na San Francisco Superior Court na John McTaggart allegedly stole $140,000 in reverse mortgage proceeds from an 86 year old woman. He allegedly convinced her to sign over the funds for two annuities he promised to purchase on her behalf. However, instead he deposited the funds into his personal account. na na na www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal011810.asp
Julian James Ruiz III State of Oregon na na Mortgage fraud results in criminal prosecution for owner of American Home Modification. na na na www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms033110.asp, www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationModificationFirms033010.asp
Kahram Zamani State of California Orange County na Loan modification group faces criminal charges for collecting upfront fees without providing services. na na na www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms033110.asp, www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationModificationFirms033010.asp
Kristine L. Brown na na na Defendant is accused of stealing $29,000 from her former employer, Mortgage Network Solutions, by re-directing appraisal fee checks to accounts she controlled. na na November 1, 2009 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCrimes020910.asp
Michael Sinclair, William Vargas na na na Indictment over alleged foreclosure scheme. Sinclair fled to Phillipines. na na na www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms033110.asp, www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationModificationFirms033010.asp
Michael Trap United States of America na na Loan modification telemarketer was indicted. na na na www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationModificationFirms033010.asp
Roberta L. Stutzman United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania na Defendant bank employee allegedly stole in excess of $4 million dollars from employer by establishing lines of credit under false names. United States v. Stutzman na na www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLitigation021510.asp, www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal032910.asp
The USMAC Law Group State of Oregon na $28,857 Loan modification group entered into settlement agreement for collecting upfront fees without providing services. na na na www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms033110.asp, www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationModificationFirms033010.asp
Vicky L. Young United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District off Kentucky na Defendant allegedly stole from her employer, a bank, by inflating loan amounts and diverting excess proceeds for personal use. United States v. Young No. 6:09-cr-00015-ART-REW February 26, 2009 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLitigation021510.asp, www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal032910.asp
William Everett Nichols United States U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana $4,000,000 in restitution Defendant pled guilty to taking proceeds from a warehouse line of credit and providing fake notes to the warehouse lender, fraudulently collecting $2,900,000. United States v. Nichols Criminal No. 09-00163 July 23, 2009 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCrimes020910.asp
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