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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 2012 Mortgage Litigation Index

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Cases involving criminal complaints.

Defendant
Plaintiff
Court
Amount
Overview
Case Title
Case Number
Date Filed Date of Activity Link to Story
Don Walter Williams Jr. United States of America U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama $838,180 Indicted. na na 3/28/2012 3/28/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.aspwww.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp
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Kelsey Torrey Hull, Jonathan Alfred Kimpson, James Michael Green, Herbert Bush, Wilbur "Sonny" Letak and Kevin Claude Barnett United States of America U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia na Defendants sentenced. na na na 2/23/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
Annamarie Skillings United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of Maine $10,000 Sentenced to supervised release. na na na 3/12/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp
George Todd Powers United States of America na $5,986,781 Defendant senteced to 121 months prison. na na na 3/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp
Jeffrey C. McLendon na na na Indictment filed. na na 3/7/2012 3/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp
Susan A. Curtis, Kevin W. Caffrey, Gary Stocking Jr. United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut $7,449,000 Curtis sentenced to 102 months prison. na na na 3/29/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp
Matthew Kent, David Rubin, Joshua Gold United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri $1,500,000 Defendants sentenced. na na na Mar. 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
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Richard D. Meisinger na na na Charges filed. na na na 3/23/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp
Barry Heisner United States of America U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California na Defendant accused of rigging bids at foreclosure auction between May 2009 and January 2011 in violation of the Sherman Act. United States of America v. Barry Heisner, Defendant CR12-00084 2/9/2012 2/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
DocX Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette na na Subpoena issued as part of effort to investigate questionable mortgage documentation filed with Michigan's Register of Deeds offices during the current foreclosure crisis. na na na 3/13/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures041812.asp
Dominic Leung United States of America U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Criminal information filed. United States of America v. Dominic Leung, Defendant CR12-00083 2/9/2012 2/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
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Hilton Wong United States of America U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California na Defendant accused of rigging bids at foreclosure auction between May 2009 and January 2011 in violation of the Sherman Act. United States of America v. Hilton Wong, Defendant CR12-00082 2/9/2012 2/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
Kenneth A. Swanger United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California na Defendant pleaded guilty. na na na 1/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
Loan Thituong Nguyen and Lynn Eichenberger Orange County District Attorney na $2,000,000 Arrested. na na na 2/22/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms062512.asp
Lorraine Brown, DocX Boone County, Missouri na na Indictments. na na 2/7/2012 2/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MctIndictmentDocX020712.asp
Luis Giancarlo Belevan, Brian Prehoda United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona $2,870,984 Belevan sentenced to 60 months prison. United States of America v. Luis Giancarlo Belevan 2:11-cr-02025-JAT na 2/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp" target="_self">www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
Wiley C. Chandler, et al United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California na Defendant Chandler pleaded guilty.  na na Dec. 2011 2/24/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
Anthony J. DeMarco III, Michael Richard Roberts, Sean Ryan McBride, Eric Bascove United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania $30,000,000 Guilty plea by DeMarco. na na na 3/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Charles Donaldson, Mary Anne Dean United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland $4,700,000 Donaldson sentenced to 41 months prison. Dean previously sentenced. na na na 3/8/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Kathleen Harps United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia  na Sentenced to 54 months prison. na na na 1/26/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Marlon Baugh United States of America U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida na Sentenced to 1 year prison. na na na 1/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Michael Prieto na na $13,000,000 Arraignment. na na na 3/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Philip Villasis, Ray D. Gata United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia  $170,000 Defendants have pleaded guilty. n na na 3/13/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Warren Jackson, Yolanda King State of Illinois na $350,000 Arrested and indicted. na na na 1/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Andrew Kissel, et al Hudson Valley Bank Supreme Court of Connecticut $404,000 Supreme Court affirmed Appeals Court decision to award funds to First American. HUDSON VALLEY BANK, v. ANDREW M. KISSEL ET AL SC 18547 na 2/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
John Marcus Desenberg United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California $300,000 Pleaded guilty. In re. John Marcus Desenberg Docket #: 1:11CR-00406-LJO na 3/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
Gloria Becerra and Hector Menendez  Ventura County na na Arrested. na na na 3/22/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
Rene Alvarez, Mariano Ortega Santa Clara County na $2,000,000 Defendants pleaded guilty. na na 4/15/2010 3/19/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
Rodney Getlan Baltimore County na $105,000 Arrested. na na na 3/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
Lori J. Macakanja United States of America U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York $298,639 Sentenced to 72 months prison and restitution. na na na 2/2/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
Jacinto Puentes, Elinor Puentes, Theodore Tarone, Raul Salabarria and Rogelio Ramirez United States of America U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida $8,000,000 Defendants charged with fraud. Arraignment hearing for 3. na na na 2/24/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
Russell Kinnard Henry United States of America U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia $1,910,101 Defendant sentenced to 57 months prison. na na na 3/21/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp
William "Ondra" Joel, Maurice Vernon, Elton Lassiter United States of America U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida $1,800,000 Defendants Joel and Vernon found guilty. na na na Jan. 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
Joseph Guernsey, Benedict "Gus" Olberding, Melissa Butterworth United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina $760,000 Defendants seek shorter sentences because lender sold fraudulent loan to MBS investors and lost nothing. na na na Feb. 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MctFraudMbs021912.asp
Reginald R. Harper, Troy A. Fouquet United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana $2,000,000 Defendants charged with fraud. na na 2/15/2012 2/15/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
Carole Nelson, Andrew Hamilton Williams Jr. United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland $34,340,830 Williams sentenced to 150 years prison. na na na 3/30/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp
Frederick Darren Berg United States of America U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington $140,000,000 Defendant sentenced to 18 years in prison for Ponzi scheme. na na na 2/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
Gerald Lee Kelly United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona Indictment. USA v Gerald Lee Kelly 2:12-cr-00057-01-SRB 1/10/2012 1/1/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp, www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
Jerry J. Williams, Francesco Mileto, Thomas Hebble, Angel Guerzon  United States of America U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida $64,000,000 Guilty plea by Williams. na na na Feb. 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/SentenceOrionCeo061312.asp
Lloyd M. Mallory Jr., Robert Fulton Rood IV Southern Management Corporation Retirement Trust U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia  na Mallory pleaded guilty. na na na Mar. 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp
Michael Noreski  United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey $1,400,000 Defendant sentenced to 90 months in prison. na na na 3/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
Randy G. Ridenour na na $34,342 Defenant charged with securities fraud. na na 3/14/2012 3/14/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationInvestor032712.asp
Todd Hoss United States of America U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington $2,000,000 Defendant convicted. na na na 3/30/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp
Dan Oaheyoh Two Feathers United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of Montana $800,000 Pleaded guilty. na na na 3/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp
Lee Bentley Farkas United States of America Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals $2,900,000,000 Defendant filed an appeal. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. LEE BENTLEY FARKAS, Defendant-Appellant 1028098 na Jan. 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
Kareem Serageldin, David Higgs, Faisal Siddiqii and Salmaan Siddiqui  Securities and Exchange Commission U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York 2650000000 Defendants Higgs and Salmaan Siddiqui pleaded guilty.  SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Plaintiff, v. KAREEM SERAGELDIN, DAVID HIGGS, FAISAL SIDDIQll and SALMAAN SIDDIQUI, Defendants 12 CIV 0796 2/1/2012 2/1/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp, www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
Jacob J. Cunningham, Justin D. Koelle, Andrew M. Phalen, Dominic A. Nolan and John D. Silva United States of America na na Indicted na na na 3/2/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
Ziad Nabil Mohammed Al Saffar, Sara Beth Bushore Rosengrant United States of America U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California $90,000 Plea agreements reached. na na na 2/14/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms062512.asp
Rodney Andrews Sacramento County na na Defendant sentenced to 4 years prison. na na na 3/1/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
USA Home Recovery Service, Maria Victoria Santos, Felipe Carlos Segovia Castro, Laura Cecilia Carlson and Margie Joanna Vargas Ventura County na na Felony complaint filed. na na na 1/13/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
Gary Pierce, Todd R. Bettin United State of America na $4,174,044 Pierce sentenced to 6 years prison, Bettin pleaded guilty. na na na 3/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp
Keybank, Denis Kelliher Investors Savings Bank Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division $1,300,000 Appeals court affirmed trial court's ruling that plaintiff maintaned lien priority. INVESTORS SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Defendant-Appellant, and DENIS KELLIHER, Defendant A-0404-10T2 10/31/2011 3/12/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
Daniel J. Nichter na Franklin County Court na Defendant sentenced for fraud and ID theft. na na na 1/13/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MctFraudAppraiser011412.asp
Norton Helton, Charles White, Felicia Ford United States of America U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois na Helton sentenced to 15 years prison. na na na 1/18/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureAttorneys032812.asp
Paige Kinney U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona $38,745,215 Sentenced to 15 years prison. In re. Paige Kinney CR-10-796-PHX-NVW; CR 11-491-PHX-NVW na 3/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal052112.asp
In Re: Financial Resources Mortgage, Inc.  Financial Resources Mortgage Inc., CL&M, Inc. U.S. States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire na Trustee seeks approval for settlement. In Re: Financial Resources Mortgage, Inc. and CL&M, Inc. and other jointly administered cases. 09-14565-JMD, 09-14566-JMD na Q1 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationBkCorp021512.asp
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