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7 Years for Attorney in $30 Mil Mortgage Fraud Case
Sept. 6 -- Las Vegas lawyer Gerry Zobrist, who pleaded guilty in January to his involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme that cost lenders $30 million, has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bodgen announced today.

5 Year Sentence for Ore Mortgage Broker
Sept. 5 -- A Bend, Ore., mortgage broker who took advantage of the anything-goes real estate bubble to get millions of dollars through shady loan applications was sentenced Tuesday to almost five years in prison.

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Sep 6 Robert Hans Schenk CA $1,700,000 Sentenced to 4 years. Department of Justice
Sep 6 Raffi Oghlian NJ $2,000,000. MJS Lending victim lender. Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Sep 5 Scott Lemons, Kevin Robinson SC $920,000 Lemons agreed to plead guilty.
Sep 5 Adam Lacerda, Ashley Lacerda, Ian Resnick, Genevieve Manzoni, Joseph Diventi NJ $3,000,000 Adam Lacerda, Ashley Lacerda, Resnick, and Manzoni convicted. Diventi acquitted. Department of Justice
Sep 5 Gerry Zobrist NV $53,000,000 Sentenced to 87 months. Department of Justice
Sep 4 Lacey Phillips and Erin Hall WI $1,700,000 Appeals court overturned decision and ordered retrial.
Sep 4 LaFrances Dudley O'Neal, Akinola George, Orpel Tucker, Donald M. Ramsey, Tania Firmani DC $2,600,000 O'Neal sentenced to 48 months. Department of Justice
Sep 3 Christopher Ginyard, Henry Pearson, Jr., Janice Young, Manjur Alam KS Multiple properties Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Sep 3 Peter Wilkinson, Cary Martinez, Barry Seaton, Kurtis Israel, Sean Bart, Jason Hoby, David McNulty, Amy Ridley OR $7,000,000 in losses Sentences: Wilkinson - 57 months, Martinez - 36 months, Seaton - 24 months, Israel, Bart, Hoby and McNulty each sentenced to 5 years probation. Ridley pleaded guilty. Department of Justice

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