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Lending Practices, Tech Helped Cut Mortgage Risk
Many of the lending practices that helped bring down the mortgage industry have been reformed thanks to home lenders, government and technology.

Former HUD OIG Special Agent Convicted of Fraud
A federal jury in Georgia has convicted a former law enforcement officer with supervisory responsibility for mortgage fraud investigations of mortgage fraud, himself.

Mortgage Bankers Admit Defrauding FHA
Three people at a mortgage banking firm in the Miami area have admitted their roles in a massive fraud scheme involving government-insured mortgages.

Risk of Occupancy, Valuation Fraud Still a Problem
The risk of overall mortgage fraud retreated last year. Still, the risk of occupancy and valuation fraud remains elevated.

Leader of Massive Mortgage Fraud Ring Sentenced
The leader of a massive mortgage fraud ring, his mother and his sister were all sentenced Tuesday in a case where a total of 91 people have been charged.

Identity Fraud Drives Up Risk of Mortgage Fraud
A quarter-over-quarter increase in the risk of identity fraud drove a rise in the risk of overall mortgage fraud.

Chicago Judge Accused of Mortgage Fraud
A county judge in Chicago has been removed from the bench while she awaits a hearing by a state commission over allegations of mortgage fraud.

Ability to Repay Rule Reduces Mortgage Fraud
Home lenders are facing less risk of mortgage fraud, and one factor contributing to the improvement is the Ability to Repay Rule.

Appraisal Fraud On the Decline
When it comes to mortgage fraud, inflated appraisals have become less of an issue thanks to appraisal regulation. But collusion among buyers and sellers is worsening.

Share of Fraudulent Mortgage Applications Rises
As the volume of loan originations has diminished, so has the number of loan applications containing mortgage fraud. But the share of fraudulent applications has increased. Although states like Florida experienced a substantial increase in fraud risk, other states -- including the Grand Canyon State -- have seen a big improvement.

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Big Spring Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction

Prisoner Who Escaped from Custody at Virginia Hospital Sentenced to 32 Years in Prison

Bessemer Man Detained at Home for 15 Months, Must Repay $110,295 to Shipping Company for Kickback Scheme

Lubbock County Man Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

Camden Man Sentenced to Four Years for Mail and Tax Fraud

Two Rutland Residents Charged Federally with Crack Cocaine Distribution

FBI Warns That New Credit Cards May be Vulnerable to Exploitation by Fraudsters

Virginia Businessman Sentenced to 88 Months in Prison for Role in Bribery Scheme Involving Government Contracts

Thompson Resident Sentenced to Prison for Trading Child Pornography Over the Internet

Lubbock Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Posing as a Female Modeling Agent to Lure Teen and Take Sexually Explicit Photos of Her

Miami-Area Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Role in $1.8 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Transporting 15-Year-Old Girl from California to Las Vegas to Work as Prostitute

Former Bank Vice President Pleads Guilty in Connection with Rothstein Case

Three Former East Cleveland Police Officers Charged with Fabricating Evidence, Stealing Cash

Former State Parole Officer Charged with Bribery

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