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Last Defendant Convicted in $39 Million Mortgage Fraud Case
A 37-year-old Homestead man is the last to be convicted in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., federal court in a $39 million mortgage fraud case, according to U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer.

Homeowner Recovers Home from Mortgage Fraud After 5 Yrs
Federal authorities on Wednesday unsealed a new federal indictment adding nine defendants to the Operation Wax House mortgage and investment fraud probe.

Operation Wax House Yields 9 More Defendants
Federal authorities on Wednesday unsealed a new federal indictment adding nine defendants to the Operation Wax House mortgage and investment fraud probe.

Grow House Financed Through Mortgage Fraud
A Portland, Ore., man was sentenced this week to more than 5 years in prison for his involvement in a marijuana growing and distributing operation, the U.S. Attorney's office for Oregon said.

Failed Land Development at Center of Fraud Trial
A lot of people have said a lot of things over the course of the federal fraud trial of Joshua Dobson about how he ran his end of a land development in Dade County, Ga.

Las Vegas Realtor Convicted of Mortgage Fraud
A Las Vegas real estate agent accused in a mortgage scheme that hit victims with more than $50 million in losses was convicted on Thursday on counts of conspiracy and fraud.

New Home Scam Involved $37 Mil in Mortgage Fraud
Two mortgage fraud promoters accused of generating more than $37 million in fraudulent loans have been sentenced for their roles in a conspiracy that targeted neighborhoods in North Carolina's Mecklenburg and Union counties.

Down Payments Fabricated in Land Sale Scheme
Josh Dobson and Paul Gott III set up a mortgage fraud scheme in which they used buyers' good credit histories and signatures to get hefty bank loans, but then "bamboozled" the buyers with "lies and deceptions" and left investors holding expensive second mortgages with no way to pay, a federal prosecutor said Monday.

Colorado Builder To Do Time
A former builder accused of helping facilitate a mortgage fraud scheme that led to multiple foreclosures in a west Greeley, Colo., subdivision was sentenced on Monday to four years in prison.

1 Fraud Mortgage Transaction Gets Loan Officer 6 Months in Prison
NORFOLK, Va. -- A former Virginia Beach mortgage loan officer who received a $140,000 kickback for buying a house from a co-worker will serve six months in prison and another six months in home confinement, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Real Estate Broker Going to Prison for Mortgage Fraud
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis County man was sentenced to 37 months in prison Thursday for bilking mortgage lenders out of more than $2 million, prosecutors said.

Ringleader in MN Mortgage Fraud Case Headed to Prison
Described as the ringleader in the Cloud 9 Sky Flats mortgage fraud case, an Eagan man was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison for his role in the scheme.

23 CA Properties Behind Multiple Mortgage Fraud Indictments
A federal grand jury has returned indictments against seven people in connection with a regional mortgage fraud scheme.

Realtor Indicted for Multiple Mortgage Fraud Schemes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A Stockton man has been charged along with six others in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme involving the purchase of nearly a dozen homes.

Another Prison Sentence in $14 Million MN Mortgage Fraud Case
Described as a minor player in the Cloud 9 Sky Flats mortgage fraud case, an Eden Prairie, Minn., man on Tuesday was sentenced to three years' probation for his role in the multimillion-dollar scheme.

Three Lyndhurst Men Arrested for Theft and Fraud
Wayne Reed Ogden Pleads Guilty to Wire and Securities Fraud
Former Bank President and Conspirator Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Fraud Conspiracy
Former Bank CEO Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud and Money Laundering
Former Officer of Closed Ellijay Bank Sentenced
Former Credit Suisse Managing Director Pleads Guilty In Connection With Scheme To Hide Losses In Mortgage-Backed Securities Trading Book
Myrtle Beach Man Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud, Bank Fraud
Former Real Estate Broker and Former Police Captain Sentenced in Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud
Dallas Residents Affiliated with Bridgemark Investment Group Plead Guilty
Superseding Indictment Issued for Dover Developer Zimmerman
Reno Woman Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison for Loan Fraud
Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to $100 Million Loan Origination Fraud
Owner Of Buy-A-Home Real Estate Brokerage Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 70 Months In Prison For Participating In Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme And Committing Perjury
Title Attorney, Two Mortgage Brokers And Their Coconspirators Sentenced In Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Defendant Convicted In $39 Million Mortgage Fraud Case
Nine More Members Of Racketeering Enterprise Indicted On Investment Fraud, Mortgage Fraud And Related Charges
Florida Real Estate Professional Sentenced To 26 Years In Federal Prison For Mortgage Fraud
Final Defendant Convicted in Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty in Two Separate Fraud Schemes That Resulted in Losses of More Than $2 Million
Portland Man Sentenced On Drug And Mortgage Fraud Charges
Catonsville Real Estate Appraiser Sentenced to Prison in Scheme to Obtain More Than $4 Million in Fraudulent Mortgage Loans
Former Employee of New Jersey Timeshare Consulting Firm Pleads Guilty to Separate Mortgage and Unemployment Scams
Five More Charged in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme Centered in West Philadelphia
Two Sacramento-Area Defendants Plead Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Former Northwest Arkansas Real Estate Developer Brandon Barber and Four Co-Defendants Arraigned for Charges of Fraud and Money Laundering
Des Moines-Area Developer Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Bank Fraud Scheme
Former Mortgage Broker and Bank Officer Admits Conspiring to Defraud Bank in Connection with $1.48 Million Loan
Thomas and Heidi Komasa Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud
Butler Man Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Louisiana Lawyer Convicted in Nevada Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Former Mortgage Loan Officer Receives 27 Months in Prison for Role in $2.5 Million Fraud Conspiracy
Four Des Moines Area Defendants Plead Guilty In Connection With Mortgage Fraud
Third Defendant in Real Estate Fraud Case Pleads Guilty
Newark Police Officer Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Defrauding Bank Of $1.9 Million Loan And Bribing Bank Employee
Mortgage Fraud Promoters Operating In Union And Mecklenburg Counties Sentenced To Prison
Former Loan Officer Convicted of Fraud and Identity Theft Related to Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Easton Man Involved in Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Federal Prison
New Jersey Man Added to Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Case
Mortgage Fraud Ringleader Sentenced to 13 Years
Rhode Island State Police Press Release
Queens Attorney Among Three Individuals Charged in $3.3 Million Mortgage Fraud Operation
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Mortgage Fraud Lawsuit Against Golden First Mortgage Corp. And David Movtady For Fraudulently Certified Loans
Former Jewelry Store Owner and Loan Officer Charged in $20 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Philadelphia Woman Charged is Fourth Defendant in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Former Fugitive Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges
Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Financial Institution
District Man Accused of Embezzling $1 Million from Indonesian Airline and Committing Tax and Mortgage Fraud
Baltimore Man Sentenced in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Seven Indicted in Sacramento-Area Builder Bailout Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Quad Cities Area-Man Sentenced to Six Months' Imprisonment and Six Months' Home Confinement for Preparing False Appraisals
Wabaunsee County Woman Sentenced For Mortgage Fraud

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