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Jan. 22, 2010

Mortgage Fraud Growth Slows
New government data indicate that mortgage fraud activity is beginning to ease.
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Jan. 14, 2010

US AG Testifies About Mortgage Fraud
United States Attorney General Eric Holder testified about mortgage fraud warnings in 2004.
read Associated Press story
Jan. 11, 2010

Wisconsin Looking to Convicts from Mortgage Industry
Wisconsin's legislature is preparing a bill that would prohibit anyone with a felony convictions from obtaining a mortgage license.
read story from Wisconsin Public Radio
Jan. 8, 2010

DOJ-Led Effort Includes Mortgage Fraud Targeting
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force that will prevent, prosecute and punish financial fraud -- including mortgage fraud.
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Jan. 7, 2010

Fidelity Denies Claims it Hid Mortgage Fraud Litigation
Fidelity National Financial Inc. "emphatically refutes" claims made in a New York Times story that it hid mortgage fraud litigation from its investors.
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Jan. 6, 2010

ID Verify Plus Uses 3 Sources to Combat Mortgage Fraud
ID Verify Plus was unveiled by Informative Research, which claims the service combines data verification from three sources -- including the Social Security Administration, the Office of Foreign Asset Control and credit repository databases
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Jan. 5, 2010

Mortgage Fraud Tops Times-Gazette Poll
A mortgage fraud story was picked by Times-Gazette readers as the top Shelbyville, Tenn., story of 2009.
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Date Defendants State Amount Overview News
Jan. 29 Lila Marie Rizk CA $40,000,000 Conviction. KPCC Wire Services
Jan. 29 Eric Duke, Terrence Monaham Jr., Bernard Kurlemann, Bryan Sannerman OH 4 multimillion dollar homes Indictments.



Jan. 28 Michael Anthony Prieskorn, Richard Laho, Mathew Laho MN $5,000,000 Defendant made bail. Pioneer Press
Jan. 28 Susan E. Newell, Edward L. Boler, Demetrius Winston, Brian White MN $2,800,000 Conviction. Star-Tribune
Jan. 28 Debbie Sferrazza, Salvatore Sferrazza, Keiron Ashurst, Whitney Bonapfel, James Ashurst, Heather Ashurst, Tabatha Sturgill OH bilked customers out of $3 million Not guilty plea. Journal-News.com
Jan. 28 Michael Hershkowitz NY $27,000,000 4-year sentence. CourthouseNews.com
Jan. 28 Ron Brown KS restitution of $3.1 million 15-year sentence. Insurance Journal
Jan. 28 Jeffrey Ryan Ayers, Allison Ann Dupree FL $13,000,000 Arrests. TBO.com
Jan. 28 Monica Cardona NJ $495,000 Guilty plea. The Record
Jan. 28 Scott Steven Richardson, Thomas Sarantinos, Douglas Lynn Dean, Michael Spahn, Wayne Jones, Gary Luna, Jason Webb CO scheme Indictments. The Denver Post
Jan. 28 Donella Locke, Beverly Ross IN $23,500,000 71-month sentence. TheIndyChannel.com

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Jan. 27 Morton Daniel Bohn OR restitution of $288,171 CPA pleads guilty in case where Countrywide Financial Corp. FraudBlogger.com
Jan. 26 Michael Anthony Prieskorn, Mathew Laho MN and FL proceeds exceeded $5,000,000 Indictments. Pioneer Press

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Jan. 25 Kenneth O. McGee, Edward McGee, Robert Mitchell, Kamal J. Gregory, Julian M. Hickman, Jessica A. Zbacnik OH $7 million in loan proceeds Sentenced to probation. Centerville-Bellbrook Times


Jan. 25 Megan Balod, Kevin Sluga, Leslie Sluga, Jerald Teixeira CA $5.4 million in purchases Guilty plea. www.turnto23.com
Jan. 24 Kelly Fields, Robert Danenberg, Joyce Davern, Alice Fields, Anthony Fields, Raymond Fields, Andrea Revak PA $5,000,000 Multiple sentencings. PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Jan. 24 Jose I. Flores CT 3 instances cited. Former tax preparer pleads guilty. Stamford Advocate


Jan. 24 Paula Philbrook NH $600,000 Former county prosecuter sentenced to probation. Associated Press
Jan. 23 Roger Campagnolo, David Lynch FL 3 properties Guilty plea. news-press.com

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