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Loan Officer Admits Mortgage Fraud
Jan. 10 -- A former Tucson loan officer pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering Monday in U.S. District Court and is facing between 18 and 24 months in federal prison.
read full story at Mortgage Daily

4 Year Sentence for Leader of Hawaii Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Jan. 08 -- Estrellita "Esther" Garo Miguel is going to prison for about four years for running the largest mortgage fraud scheme in Hawaii.
read full story at Mortgage Daily

1 Year for California City Mortgage Fraud
Jan. 08 -- The final defendant in a massive mortgage fraud scheme learned her fate Monday morning.
read full story at Mortgage Daily

$39 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme Yields 15-Year Sentence
Jan. 07 -- A New York man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to mail and wire fraud involving a Fort Lauderdale condominium development, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer announced Friday.
read full story at Mortgage Daily

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Jan. 11 Scott Wickersham SC $45,000,000 Pleaded guilty.
Jan. 11 Bonnie Kathleen Kreamer (aka "Bonnie Meehan"), Niesha Williams, Rhonda Scott, Emeka Udeze, Demetrius Peete, Gregory Green MD $4,500,000 Kreamer, Peete, and Green arrested. Department of Justice
Jan. 10 Aref Abaji, Maher Obagi, Jacqueline Burchell, Mohamed Salah, Mohamed El Tahir, Wajieh Tbakhi CA $6,200,000 in losses Indicted. All defendants arrested except Tbakhi who is at large. Department of Justice
Jan. 9 Shauna L. Quinn ME $540,000. Rockland Savings Bank victim lender. Indicted.
Jan. 9 Ronald Kightlinger Jr., Dawn Hedges, Peter Lamb, Matthew Songer, Kevin Barcomb OH $2,200,000 Hedges, Lamb, Songer and Barcomb pleaded guildy. Kightlinger pleaded not guilty.
Jan. 8 Richard Nobles OH $2,526,955 Indicted.
Jan. 8 Estrellita "Esther" Garo Miguel, Jennifer Garin Miguel, Geraldine Garin Miguel Lukela (22 total) HI Multiple properties Estrellita sentenced to 52 months. Department of Justice
Jan. 8 Jon Nevins, Craig A. Chambers MO $657,768 Nevins convicted, Chambers pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Jan. 8 Linda Kay Miller KS $200,000 Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Jan. 7 Rex Adams AZ $6,000,000 Pleaded guilty.
Jan. 7 Benita Cardona-Gonzalez KS Undisclosed Sentenced to 18 months. Department of Justice
Jan. 7 Michael Rumore NJ $30,000,000 in losses Arrested. Department of Justice
Jan. 7 Angie Cachu CA $2,700,000 Sentenced to 1 year.
Jan. 7 Kelvin Leonard Davis AL $1,000,000 Indicted. Department of Justice
Jan. 6 Kevin V. Robinson, Scott L. Lemons SC Multiple properties Indicted.

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