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Mortgage Fraud Among Issues Facing Justice Department in Golden State
July 5 -- Benjamin Wagner, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of California, was in The Bee newsroom Monday, taking part in a live chat with readers online.
read story at Mortgage Daily

CA Developer Faces More Fraud Charges
July 2 -- In September, federal investigators will charge more individuals as part of an FBI investigation into Concord-based developer Seeno Homes and its affiliates, a federal prosecutor told a judge Thursday.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Man Admits Lying About Income for $2 Million Refinance
July 2 -- A Grand Rapids, Mich., man entered a guilty plea in federal court in Tallahassee Thursday to a charge that he defrauded Sun Trust Mortgage Inc., according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Title Agent Headed for Jail
July 2 -- The assistant manager of a Gambrills, Md., title agency convicted in a $4.9 million mortgage fraud scheme was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday, federal prosecutors said.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Jul 6 Menachem Yosef Levitin CT $10,000,000 Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Jul 6 Wanpen Florentine MA Multiple properties Indicted.
Jul 5 Hendrix Montecastro, Helen Moreno Pedrino, James Duncan (7 total) CA $142,000,000 Trial begins for Montecastro and Pedrino. Other defendands pleaded guilty.
Jul 5 Ronnie Edward Duke, William Wells III, Wilinevah Richardson, Nicole Rothe, Anthony Peters, Donna Walbrook, Harold Larsen Jr., Hussein Abdul-Majid Bazzi MI $100,000,000 Duke pleaded guilty.
Jul 3 Scott Eric Perry AL $750,000 Sentenced to 18 months prison. Department of Justice
Jul. 2 Joann Smith, Wayne Betha NJ $1,000,000 Pled guilty. NJ Attorney General
Jul 2 Sheldon Harmon OR $3,825,000 Indicted. Department of Justice
Jul 2 Jason Dade, Cheryl Ware, Tiffini Chism, Tamika Peters IL $9,100,000 Indicted. Department of Justice

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