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Former SunTrust Executive, Relatives Convicted
Feb. 5 -- A former executive at SunTrust Mortgage Inc., his wife and two brothers-in-law have been convicted for running a mortgage fraud scheme.

Billion Dollar Mortgage Fraud Schemer Sentenced
Jan. 13 -- Prison time is ahead for a defendant in a smaller residential lending fraud case and an exponentially larger case involving distressed commercial real estate loans.

Mortgage Banker on Trial for $30 Million in Fraud
Jan. 8 -- A federal prosecutor delivered his opening statement to a New York jury in a criminal case alleging $30 million in secondary and mortgage fraud.

Loan Application Fraud on the Decline
Dec. 29 -- For several months now, applications for residential loans have seen fewer instances of prospective borrowers trying to mislead home lenders.

Former Cop Admits Role in Mortgage Broker Fraud
Nov. 24 -- A former police officer who was honored for his efforts in reducing violent crimes has admitted to his role in a pre-crisis mortgage fraud scheme.

Former HUD OIG Special Agent Convicted of Fraud
July 29 -- A federal jury in Georgia has convicted a former law enforcement officer with supervisory responsibility for mortgage fraud investigations of mortgage fraud, himself.

Identity Fraud Drives Up Risk of Mortgage Fraud
May 5 -- 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
Feb. 11 -- 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
Feb. 4 -- Home lenders are facing less risk of mortgage fraud, and one factor contributing to the improvement is the Ability to Repay Rule.

Supreme Court Rules on Mortgage Fraud Restitution
May 5 -- A decision was handed down on Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court on how to quantify restitution in mortgage fraud cases.

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
May 2 Terrence Matthew Brown MO $2,700,000 Convicted. Department of Justice
Apr 30 Henry Thomas Hammond MO $6,250,289 Indicted. Department of Justice
Apr 30 Richard Stromberg PA Multiple properties Indicted. Department of Justice
Apr 29 James Fidel Sotolongo, Stephanie Musselwhite, Ramara Garrett, Christopher Mencis FL $10,000,000 Sotolongo and Musselwhite convicted by jury. Garrett acquitted. Department of Justice
Apr 28 Manuel Herrera, Moctezuma Tovar, Ruben Rodriguez, Jaime Mayorga, Sandra Hermosillo, Christian Parada Renteria, Jun Michael Dirain CA $10,000,000 Herrera pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Apr 28 Julie Farmer (15 total) CA Multiple properties Defendant's attorneys moved to strike guilty verdicts based on lack of evidence.

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