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CT Man Admits to Mortgage Fraud During Trial
June 21 -- HARTFORD, Conn. -- A Waterford man admitted in federal court on Thursday that he played a role in a mortgage fraud scheme that netted him and others $1.2 million, federal officials said.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Mortgage Company President Sentenced to 3 Years
June 17 -- A Vallejo, Calif., woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for her role in a money laundering and mortgage-fraud scheme involving more than 18 Northern California properties, federal prosecutors said Friday.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Husband, Wife Among 6 Indicted for Mortgage Fraud
June 17 -- A Severn, Md., couple and Gambrills, Md., woman are among six people charged with using stolen identities -- along with phony employment and credit histories -- to obtain more than $3.5 million in home mortgage loans, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore announced Thursday.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Mortgage Fraud Index Rises, But Still Low
June 17 -- Federal, state and local prosecutors picked up the quarterly pace of activity in mortgage fraud cases -- though actions were still low based on standards established since the financial crisis.
read story at Mortgage Daily (subscription required)

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Jun 20 Juan Velez, Flavia Mendoza CT $1,200,000 Velez pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Jun 18 Michael T. Prieto NH $13,000,000 Continued for trial July 23.
Jun 17 Juan Velez, Flavia Mendoza CT $1,200,000 Trial begins for Velez. Department of Justice
Jun 17 Derrick Ivan Lance MN $20,000,000 Sentenced to 46 months. Department of Justice
Jun 17 James F. Habel NJ $1,000,000 Indicted. Department of Justice

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