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August 10, 2007


Woman Added to Mortgage Fraud Case
Judy Brumble is a new defendant in a $25 million mortgage fraud case in which she allegedly facilitated the scam by acting as a real estate agent for home builder F. Jeffrey Miller.

read story from Kansas City Business Journal




Another to Testify Against Councilwoman
Emanuel M. Kind has followed Ricky L. Hamilton in admitting to collaborating in a mortgage fraud scam and agreeing to testify against former councilwoman Sandra McFadden, who is accused of lying about her income, down payment source, and intended use of a property for a mortgage.

read story from Southeast Missourian




August 9, 2007


2 Accused of Mortgage Investment Scam
Michael Hershkowitz and Ivy Woolf-Turk were arrested and charged with using development company Kingsland Group Inc. to defraud investors of $27 million that was to be used in apartment building renovations.

read story from NorthJersey.com




ID Thieves Possibly Hiding in ARMs
Mortgage-related identity theft is expected to grow as many adjustable-rate mortgages reset and borrowers who may have stolen identities to get such loans will likely default and be discovered as creditors seek payments.

read story from Creditlock.com




IN Seeks Suspensions for 2 Appraisers
Indiana's attorney general requested 90-day suspensions for the appraiser trainee license of Jennifer Marie Lyons and the appraiser license of her father, Richard L. Roberts, alleging they overvalued several houses in mortgage deals connected to J.T. Real Estate Investments LLC.

read story from Chicago Tribune




Broker to Testify Against Ex-councilwoman
Mortgage broker Ricky L. Hamilton admitted he collaborated in a mortgage fraud scam and will testify against a former city councilwoman who allegedly lied on a mortgage application about the property's intended use, her income and down payment source.

read story from Southeast Missourian




Brokerage Suspends Agents Accused of Fraud
Prudential California Realty suspended two top-producing real estate agents, Joseph Babajian and Kyle Grasso, who along with two licensed appraisers were indicted for a mortgage fraud scheme involving properties with inflated values.

read story from Los Angeles Times




August 8, 2007


Attorney Busted in Subprime Fraud Scheme
Three criminal cases in New York each involve attorneys accused of mortgage-related crimes. One of the cases involved at total of 26 people in a massive subprime mortgage fraud scheme.

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Foreclosure Chronicle
Foreclosures are most likely to increase in the Midwest, with nonprime loans originated last year just now making their way to foreclosure. Fraud and collateral risk is also rising amid increasing foreclosure stocks.

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Coco Salazar is an associate editor and staff writer for MortgageDaily.com.

e-mail: MortgageWriter@aol.com



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