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Failed Land Development at Center of Fraud Trial
Apr. 17 -- A lot of people have said a lot of things over the course of the federal fraud trial of Joshua Dobson about how he ran his end of a land development in Dade County, Ga.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Las Vegas Realtor Convicted of Mortgage Fraud
Apr. 16 -- A Las Vegas real estate agent accused in a mortgage scheme that hit victims with more than $50 million in losses was convicted on Thursday on counts of conspiracy and fraud.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Decline in Possible Mortgage Fraud
Apr. 15 -- The possibility of mortgage fraud on new loan originations took a turn for the better. But several metropolitan areas including San Francisco experienced deterioration.
read story at Mortgage Daily (subscription required)

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Apr. 19 Tony David Maldonado,Buffy Marie Lawrence, Walter Ryan Macapaz, Lisa Carol Ross TX $22,000,000 Lawrence and Macapaz pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Apr. 19 Rafael Ubieta, Angel Barroso, Joel Zaldivar, Kyle Baker, Martha Otero, Fernando Tolon FL Multiple properties Sentences: Ubieta - 240 months, Barroso - 210 months, Zaldivar - 48 months, Baker - 48 months, Otero - 78 months, Tolon - 78 months. Department of Justice
Apr. 19 Eric Paul Wendlandt MI Multiple properties Appeal for reduced sentence denied. US Court of Appeals
Apr. 18 Brian Corley (aka John Corley) NJ Multiple properties Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Apr. 18 Eric Sijohn Brown, Roderick L. Foxworth, Sr., Cynthia Evette Brown, Walter Alston Brown, Jr., Kevin Joseph Franklin PA $13,700,000 forfeiture Indicted. Department of Justice
Apr. 17 Tu Ngoc Tran OR $341,000 in restitution Sentenced to 63 months. Department of Justice
Apr. 16 Michael A. Zimmerman DE $685,206 Superseding indictment filed. The Bancorp Bank victim lender. Department of Justice
Apr. 16 Andrey Andreyev, Vitaliy Andreyev CA $1,200,000 Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Apr. 16 Joshua Dobson TN Multiple properties Testified in court.
Apr. 15 Larry Barnette Hill MS $600,000 to $1,000,0000 Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Apr. 15 Brandon Barber, K. Vaughn Knight, James Van Doren, Jeff Whorton, Brandon Rains AK Multiple properties Arraigned. Department of Justice
Apr. 15 Thomas Komasa, Heidi Komasa VT $2,000,000 Tom sentenced to 47 months, Heidi sentenced to time served. Department of Justice

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