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Mortgage Fraud Prisoners Escape
Two multimillion-dollar fraudsters in their 60s fled a minimum-security federal prison camp near Duluth, Minn., leaving behind years of unfinished sentences, authorities said Sunday.

More Indictments in $75 Million Mortgage Fraud Case
A federal grand jury expanded charges against two real estate agents and indicted two others in a 20-count superseding indictment in wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy amid an investigation into mortgage fraud.

MA Mortgage Fraud Conviction
A Milton, Mass., man was convicted of bank and wire fraud charges in connection with a property-flipping scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Falsified HUD-1 Closing Statements Funded $3.3 Million in Gambling Losses
Wellington, Fla., resident Dawn Herndon was sentenced Monday morning to five years in prison and ordered to pay more than $3 million after pleading guilty to federal charges that she diverted money from her title company to gamble and pay personal expenses.

Loan Officer Admits Role in Mortgage Fraud
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A Tracy man pleaded guilty Monday to mail fraud charges in connection with a mortgage fraud operation.

Online Mortgage Fraud Conference
A government-funded crime-prevention organization is hosting a mortgage fraud conference online next month.

Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud
The former manager of a Virginia Beach mortgage brokerage firm pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud.

Father, Son Among 3 Charged With Mortgage Fraud
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Three people face charges in a mortgage fraud scheme that involved a Modesto property, among others.

32 Units Involved in SC Mortgage Fraud Case
Jason Haywood of Charleston, S.C., was expected in federal court Monday on mortgage fraud charges.

Prison for Mortgage Broker Who Inflated Income
A former mortgage broker in Destin, Fla., has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution after he was found guilty of bank fraud in December.

Woman Sentenced in Mortgage Fraud Case to Far Less than Sentencing Guidelines
A federal judge today sentenced an O'Hara, Pa., woman to six and a half years in prison for wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering, after criticizing the prosecution for seeking a 24-year sentence.

Former Bank VP Indicted for Fraud
A former bank employee was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges arising out of a scheme to defraud Appalachian Community Bank, also known as Gilmer County Bank, according to authorities.

Big Mortgage Fraud Trial Could Wrap Up
Closing arguments are set for Tuesday in the California trial accusing Hendrix Montecastro and Helen Pedrino of felony crimes in connection with a $142 million Ponzi-type mortgage and securities investment ring that cost multiple victims their homes, life savings and creditworthiness.

Guilty Plea in $15 Million Mortgage Fraud Case Follows Arrest in Murder Case
The alleged mastermind of a $15 million mortgage fraud scheme in New Jersey admitted conspiring to defraud financial institutions and launder stolen funds, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishmancq announced.

Members of Lansing Mortgage Fraud Ring Sentenced
Federal Jury Convicts Albuquerque Real Estate Broker on Wire Fraud Charges
Maryland Woman Found Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme That Cost Lenders More Than $900,000
Four Facing Charges in Multi-Faceted Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy
Former North Castle Republican Chairwoman Sentenced in Residential Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Dearborn Businessman, Disbarred Attorney Convicted in Bank Fraud and Bribery Conspiracy
Milton Man Convicted of Mortgage Fraud
Former Sacramento Area Loan Officer Arrested In Huntington Beach For Mortgage Fraud
Purported Real Estate Investor and Alleged Straw Buyer Charged in New Jersey with $13 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Federal Jury Convicts Vallejo Woman Of Bankruptcy And Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Loan Fraudster Sentenced to 160 Months in Prison
Altoona Man Sentenced to Four Years' Imprisonment for Mortgage Fraud
Two Co-Conspirators Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Former Manager of Virginia Beach Mortgage Brokerage Firm Pleads Guilty to Fraud
Springfield Businessman Indicted For $3.3 Million Fraud Schemes
Local Real Estate Professionals Sentenced for Wire Fraud
Randolph Woman Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud
Fort Myers Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud And Investor Fraud
Three Defendants Charged In Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Local Businessman Pleads Guilty To Fraud, Bankruptcy Charges
Former Destin Mortgage Broker Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Bank Fraud
Che Brown Sentenced to Three Months in Prison for Bank Fraud, Using False Documents to Modify His Mortgage
Appalachian Community Bank Vice President Indicted

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