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65 Mortgage Fraud Transactions Yield 151-Month Sentence
May 3 -- A Chicago man was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison after having been convicted of engaging in a mortgage fraud scheme involving 65 real-estate transactions on the South Side.
read story at Mortgage Daily

$68 Million Mortgage Fraud Case Yields 13th Sentence
May 3 -- Season Heather Hymas, 27, was sentenced Thursday in Boise federal court to five years probation for misdemeanor theft from a financial institution. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Hymas to pay $100,272.32 in restitution to Wells Fargo Bank.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Seven Charged in PA Mortgage Fraud Case
May 2 -- The managers of an Allentown, Pa., mortgage company told employees to forge pay stubs, employment histories and other documents to secure loans for borrowers to buy real estate that in many cases they could not afford, federal authorities allege.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
May 3 Lorraine Brown MI Multiple properties Sentenced to 40 months to 20 years. Department of Justice
May 3 David Romo CA $6,900,000 Sentenced to 121 months. Department of Justice
May 2 Bryan Joseph Lenton, John Anthony Spencer, James Hoffman, Patrick Arthur Dols MN $7,000,000 in losses Lenton sentenced to 3 years probation. Department of Justice
May 2 Manjur Alam, Janice Young, Bruce Dykes, Christopher Ginyard, Henry Pearson, Sr., Henry Pearson, Jr., Steven Pelz KS $221,000 in losses Indicted. Department of Justice
May 2 David Kinney CT $507,155 in restitution Sentenced to 21 months. Department of Justice
May 2 Fred Haywood IL $1,400,000 in restitution Sentenced to 151 months. Department of Justice
May 2 Season Heather Hymas, Travis Richard Hymas ID $100,272 in restitution. Wells Fargo a victim lender. Season Hymas sentenced to 5 years probation. Department of Justice
May 1 Joel Tillett, Jason Boggs, Claribel Gonzalez, Florentina Peralta, Ghovanna Gonzalez, Angela Diaz, Denise Peralta PA Multiple properties Tillett, Boggs, Claribel Gonzalez, Peralta, Ghovanna Gonzalez, and Diaz indicted. Peralta charged by information. Department of Justice
Apr. 30 Gregory William Bell CO $20,145,979 Sentenced to 30 months. Department of Justice
Apr. 30 Jim Sotolongo, Ramara Garrett, Christopher Mencis, Stephanie Musselwhite FL Multiple properties Pleaded not guilty.
Apr. 30 Tamara (Tami) Sawyer, Kevin Sawyer OR $5,820,307 restitution Tamara sentenced to 108 months, Kevin sentenced to 27 months. Department of Justice
Apr. 30 Eric Damon Johnson, Tracie Elaine Stenson TX $10,000,000 Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice

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