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Week Ending June 17, 2011

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Appraiser, Agent Indicted
June 17 -- MINNEAPOLIS -- A real estate appraiser and real estate agent have been indicted in connection with a $1.8 million mortgage fraud scheme.
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RE Exec Stole Friends' Identities
June 17 -- A real estate executive was indicted by a federal grand over allegations that he stole the identities of friends to fraudulently buy real estate.
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Guilty Plea in Leaseback Foreclosure Scheme
June 17 -- The ringleader of a scheme that promised distressed borrowers a chance to save their homes through a foreclosure-rescue operation has admitted to his role eight months after rejecting a plea deal.
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Pair Plead Guilty in Rent-To-Own Mortgage Fraud Scheme
June 15 -- An investigation by FBI agents into a mortgage fraud scheme in Arizona that recruited unknowning participants through a rent-to-own promotion has yielded two guilty pleas.
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Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Jun 17 Alexander Kaplan NY $13,000,000 Sentenced to 46 months. Department of Justice
Jun 17 Linda Sadr VA $11,000,000 Sentenced to 12 years and $9 million in restitution.
Jun 16 Christopher Chasse MA $2,300,000 Indicted. Department of Justice
Jun 16 Ryan Daryl Krutzig, Jesse Scott Hoffman MN $1,800,000 Indicted. Department of Justice
Jun 16 Alonzo Jackson Brown III CA $1,500,000 Indicted. Department of Justice
Jun 16 Elizabeth Reed MA $4,900,000 Indicted.
Jun 16 Paul Bieber, Winnifer Elvidge IA Multiple properties Previoiusly indicted; Trial results in hung jury. New trial set for August 4.
Jun 16 William Holton OH $160,000 Indicted.
Jun 15 Ronald William Haycock Sr., Lyle Clay Smith, Jamis Melwood Johnson UT $2,380,000 Sentences: Haycock 66 months; Smith 56 months; Johnson convicted. Department of Justice
Jun 15 Robert C. Cordaro PA Approximately $1,000,000 On trial.
Jun 14 Kevin P. Wheatley, Geoffrey Goldman, Jonathan Goldman, Jessica Peryea, Jordan Laccetti NY $2,600,000 Guilty pleas.
Jun 14 Anthony Zandonatti, Andrew Silverstein AZ $2,900,000 Guilty pleas.
Jun 14 Shawn Gallemore, Brian Lyles, Melito Castillo (6 total) NJ $2,000,000 Indicted.
Jun 14 Phillip Hill GA $110,000,000 Appeal denied. Originally sentenced in 2007 to 28 years.
Jun 13 Linda Carnagie CO Approximately $250,000 Sentenced to 41 months. Appeal denied. Judgment
Jun 13 William D. Edgar PA $3,000,000 Sentenced to 37 months. Appeal denied. Judgment
Jun 13 Michael Reeder WA $2,600,000 Indicted.
Jun 13 Scot Ulmer, Roger Morr, John Ulmer, Anthony Garzony CT $16,600,000 in restitution Early release for Scot Ulmer and Roger Morr.

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