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Mortgage Fraud Ringleader Gets 12 Years
Sept. 6 -- A "greedy" man at the head of a mortgage fraud conspiracy that wreaked "havoc" on the local housing market by driving properties into foreclosure and disrepair and diminishing the values of comparable properties was sentenced Wednesday to more than 12 years in federal prison.
read story at Mortgage Daily

7 Properties Bought and Sold 17 Times
Sept. 6 -- A Bronx, N.Y., woman was sentenced Wednesday to more than 15 years in prison for arranging an Atlantic City-based mortgage-fraud scheme in which seven properties were bought and sold 17 times in 2006.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Guilty Plea Brings Number Guilty to Nearly 2 Dozen in SC Case
Sept. 4 -- Area real estate sales agent Kevin Mayberry pleaded guilty last week in federal court to a mortgage fraud charge, joining nearly two dozen area buyers, sellers, brokers and others who either have admitted their roles or been found guilty in widespread fraud schemes that helped to hasten the Grand Strand's real estate crash.
read story at Mortgage Daily

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Sept. 25 Troy Higgins, Oscar Bravo, Jorge Bravo, Sean Dickens FL $9,000,000 Higgins reached plea deal.
Sept. 7 Peter Kim VA $1,500,000 Sentenced to 8 months.
Sept. 7 Bryan Knight IN $514,198 in restitution Sentenced to 37 months. Department of Justice
Sept. 7 Raysean K. Richardson, Keasha Rogers (9 total) FL Approximately $2,233,300 Convicted. Department of Justice
Sept. 6 Steven Connolly OH $1,000,000 in restitution Sentenced to 60 months. Department of Justice
Sept. 6 William Brown NJ $18,000,000 Sentenced to 66 months. Department of Justice
Sept 5 Bryan W. Talbott, Chester D. Ransom, Jr. DC $2,800,000 in losses Talbott sentenced to 10 years. WMC Mortgage Corp., First National Bank of Arizona victim lenders. Department of Justice
Sept 5 Maurice Bates, Jill Newman Zuravel, Alan Nathan, Joann Walter, Meredith King FL $10,000,000 Bates sentenced to 12 years.
Sept 5 Jong Shin NJ $4,600,000 in restitution Sentenced to 186 months. Department of Justice
Sept 4 Francis Reeder, Dennis Scoby, Gregory Mulheran FL $9,340,000 in restitution Reeder sentenced to 40 months. Department of Justice
Sept 4 Tony Lieng (aka Ung A. Lieng), Lynn Truong (Linh Thi Truong), Monique Nguyen (Monique Dzu Le), Richard Lieng, Xi A. "Andy" Lieng (aka A. Xi Lieng) CA $545,000 Tony Lieng sentenced to 30 months. Department of Justice
Sept 4 Daniel Nathan Hoskins, Alexander Zouzoulas FL Multiple properties Defendants pled guilty. Department of Justice
Sept 4 Matthew L. Songer, Kevin D. Barcomb, Dawn M. Hedges, Ronald L. Kightlinger, Jr., Peter R. Lamb OH $2,200,000 in losses Defendants charged. Department of Justice
Sept 4 Melneka Parker, Gloria Allen, Crystal Douglas AL $623,357 Parker charged. Department of Justice

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