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Last Defendant Convicted in $39 Million Mortgage Fraud Case
Apr. 26 -- A 37-year-old Homestead man is the last to be convicted in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., federal court in a $39 million mortgage fraud case, according to U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Homeowner Recovers Home from Mortgage Fraud After 5 Yrs
Apr. 25 -- It was the hardest, longest fight of Teresa Isabella's life.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Operation Wax House Yields 9 More Defendants
Apr. 25 -- Federal authorities on Wednesday unsealed a new federal indictment adding nine defendants to the Operation Wax House mortgage and investment fraud probe.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Wholesaler Wins Appeal in Mortgage Fraud Case
Apr. 22 -- A California appeals court has ruled in favor of a wholesale lender that was a victim of mortgage fraud. At issue was the settlement agent's failure to advise the lender of an unauthorized disbursement.
read story at Mortgage Daily (subscription required)

Grow House Financed Through Mortgage Fraud
Apr. 22 -- A Portland, Ore., man was sentenced this week to more than 5 years in prison for his involvement in a marijuana growing and distributing operation, the U.S. Attorney's office for Oregon said.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Apr. 26 Joseph Robert Guernsey SC $1,000,000 Sentenced to 21 months. Department of Justice
Apr. 26 Mitchell Cohen NY $7,515,966 forfeiture and $1,574,259 restitution Sentenced to 70 months. Department of Justice
Apr. 25 Mary Armstrong, Audrey Yeboah, Teresa Rose, Justin Mensen CA $20,000,000 in losses Armstrong pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Apr. 25 Quelyory A. Rigal (aka "Kelly"), Juan Carlos Sanchez, Sandra P. Campo, Osbelia Lazardi, Dayanara Montero, Edward R. Mena, Celeste Mota, David Arboleda FL $39,000,000 Rigal convicted. Department of Justice
Apr. 24 Jim Sotolongo, Ramara Garrett, Christopher Mencis, Stephanie Musselwhite FL Multiple properties Indicted.
Apr. 24 Travis Bumpers, Victoria Hunt, Purnell Wood (92 total) NC $75,000,000 Bumpers, Hunt, and Wood pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Apr. 24 Waylon Long, Melvin Moye (92 total) NC $75,000,000 Long charged and Moye pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Apr. 24 William Brown, Benjamin Clarke, Frank DeSimone, Lorie Dooley, James E. Fink, Ralph Johnson, Denetria Myles, Matthew Newland, Nazeere Saddig, Steve Jones (92 total) NC $75,000,000 Brown, Clarke, DeSimone, Dooley, Fink, Johnson, Myles, Newland, Sadding, and Jones indicted. Department of Justice
Apr. 24 Tony David Maldonado,Buffy Marie Lawrence, Walter Ryan Macapaz, Lisa Carol Ross TX $22,000,000 Maldonado pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Apr. 23 Hendrix Montecastro CA $143,000,000 Sentencing postponed.
Apr. 23 John Lebron FL $1,469,300 Sentenced to 26 years. Department of Justice
Apr. 22 Emeka Udeze, Shola Risikat Balogun, Niesha Williams MD $2,013,478 in losses Udeze pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Apr. 22 David C. Christian, Joshua Goldberg MD $2,440,804 in restitution Christian sentenced to 15 months. Department of Justice

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