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Ohio Mortgage Broker to Spend Nearly 2 Years in Prison
Feb. 14 -- A U.S. district judge didn't buy a defendant's claim that he was not an integral part of a mortgage-fraud scheme that cheated lenders out of more than a half-million dollars.
read full story at Mortgage Daily

Attorney Denies Prosecutorial Misconduct in Mortgage Fraud Case
Feb. 14 -- The hearing where allegations of prosecutorial misconduct against Dallas County district attorney Craig Watkins will be explored starts Thursday morning in the 204 district court.
read full story at Mortgage Daily

1-Year Sentence for $15 Million in Mortgage Fraud
Feb. 14 -- U.S. District Judge Michael Watson this morning sentenced Cameron Green, 36, of Pickerington, Ohio, to a year in prison for his part in a $15 million mortgage-fraud scheme involving Arizona properties.
read full story at Mortgage Daily

Mortgage Fraud Convict Dies in Prison
Feb. 12 -- A former Thousand Oaks, Calif., woman imprisoned for defrauding banks and cheating home buyers and investors has died, a Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman confirmed today.
read full story at Mortgage Daily

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Feb. 15 Eric Ponder PA $20,000,000 Indicted.
Feb. 15 Sheri Lynn Delich MN $4,300,000 Sentenced to 5 years probation.
Feb. 15 Andrew Constantinou, Kwame Nkrumah, Roger Woodson, Jacques Kelly, Ronald E. Hutchison, Jr., Joseph Levitin, Jeffrey Weisman, Charles Lesser, Bradford Rieger CT Multi-million dollar scheme Indicted. Department of Justice
Feb. 14 Al Hill III, Craig Watkins TX Undisclosed Hearing begins.
Feb. Kenny Rojas, Eduardo Ruiz CA Multiple properties Rojas sentenced to 3 years probation.
Feb. 13 Dennis Nicholas, Bernadette Nicholas, Kevin McAllister, PA $35,500,000 Sentences: Dennis 72 months, Bernadette 42 months, McAllister 20 months. Department of Justice
Feb. 13 Vito C. Grippo, Frederick "Freddie" Grippo NJ $4,400,000 Vito pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Feb. 13 Branden D. Chatman OH $1,500,000 Sentenced to 21 months.
Feb. 13 Cameron Green, Jason Simcox, Kevin Simcox OH $15,000,000 Green sentenced to 12 months. Department of Justice
Feb. 12 Michael Abobor MD $2,026,205 in losses Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Feb. 12 Dianne R. Joaquin, Kenneth W. Joaquin, Ledale Lashette Coles TX $1,300,000 Trial begins.
Feb. 12 William A. Trudeau, Jr., Heather Bliss, Joseph Kriz, Fred Stevens, Thomas Preston CT $4,200,000 restitution Trudeau sentenced to 188 months; Bliss sentenced to 30 months. Department of Justice
Feb. 12 Sonya "Cheri" Tucker, Terrance "Terry" Tucker CA $4,500,000 Sonya died while serving time.
Feb. 11 Taya Romano (aka "Taya Waldon") NJ $4,700,000 restitution Sentenced to 3 years supervised release. Department of Justice

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