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Sept. 2, 2010

Flops, Foreclosures and Fraud
Short-sale fraud, foreclosure fraud and mortgage fraud are all topics that Ann Fulmer is an expert on.
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Aug. 24, 2010

Texas Family Mired in Mortgage Fraud
The Corsicana Daily Sun is running a four-part series on the Texas Marriotts.
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Aug. 23, 2010

350 FBI Agents Dedicated to Mortgage Fraud
More than 350 of the 13,000 agents employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation are devoted to mortgage fraud.
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Mortgage Fraud Cases Jump 55%
A big surge in the number of active mortgage fraud cases helped push the Second Quarter 2010 Index higher. The heavier caseload follows increased efforts by the Obama administration to prosecute mortgage crimes.
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Aug. 21, 2010

Story of Bonny and Clyde of Mortgage Fraud
In 2004, Matthew Bevan Cox and Rebecca Marie Hauck were dubbed the "Bonny and Clyde of mortgage scams" by The two fugitives were on a mortgage fraud spree.
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Aug. 17, 2010

Risk of Mortgage Fraud Subsides
U.S. mortgage loans are less likely to involve mortgage fraud than they were three months ago, according to a quarterly index released Tuesday. But the risk of identity fraud was worse.
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Aug. 13, 2010

Uptown Dallas Hotbed of Fraud
The 75201 zip code includes an arts district, several entertainment centers and lots of swanky high-rise condominiums. An anlysis of mortgages there, however, indicated 13 percent of loans in the are include mortgage fraud.
read story at Dallas Morning News
Aug. 9, 2010

Sacramento Expands Mortgage Fraud Unit
The district attorney in Sacramento, Calif., has expanded the real estate fraud unit.
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Aug. 6, 2010

RI AG Candidate Targets Net Branch Loophole
Stephen R. Archambault, who is running as a Democrat for Rhode Island attorney general, says mortgage brokers and originators can avoid criminal background checks and license requirements by signing a net branch agreement -- a loophole he hopes to outlaw.
read story at Providence Journal
Aug. 4, 2010

Fast Growing Fraud Detection Firm Adding 200
Rapid growth at a technology firm that helps lenders identify potential mortgage fraud has it expanding by 200 employees in Florida. The company has doubled in size each of the past three years and expects to do so again this year.
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Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Sep. 10 Jay S. Fischer, James L. Dupuis WI 1 transaction Charges filed. Doj.State.WI.US
Sep. 10 Erica S. Gaib, Scott M. Gaib, Wayne Gaib OH $1,300,000 Guilty plea by Erica.
Sep. 10 Billy Craig Underwood AR restitution of $1.88 million 9-year sentence.
Sep. 10 Amy B. Strait, Gail Mendez, Carlos Solis WI $8,000,000 Guilty plea.
Sep. 9 Eric Clawson CA 2 Chico properties 37-month sentence.
Sep. 9 Kelvin Kidd, Chekeelah Phelps, Munzer Kawasmi, Deborah Fernie, Clayton Bennett, Tamiko Warren, Tiffanie Berry, Roger William Dewater, Mark Anthony Smith, Gail Mazin TX $13,000,000 Probation sentences. Star-Telegram
Sep. 8 Michael R. Anderson, Michael David Scott MA 27 condos Charges filed.
Sep. 8 Deborah L. Joyce, Todd W. Joyce WV $1,355,000 Guilty pleas. United Bank a victim.
Sep. 8 Thomas John Hunter, Frederick Earle Deen, Taylor Trump MN $20,000,000 40-month sentence for Hunter.
Sep. 7 Barry Buchignani KY $2,000,000 Not guilty plea.
Sep. 7 Francis R. Conti PA losses exceeded $1 million Prosecuters are fighting defendant's "devoid of merit" filingin his efforts to be released from prison
Sep. 4 Arthur Samuels, Michael David Scott, Jerrold Fowler MA multiple Charges filed against Samuels.

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