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Sept. 17, 2010

Mortgage Fraud on Commission's Agenda
A federal financial crisis commission will discuss South Florida mortgage fraud at a Miami hearing.
read story at Miami Herald
Sept. 16, 2010

$1.7 Million for Prosecuting AZ Mortgage Fraud
A $1.7 million grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice to Arizona's attorney general's office to fight mortgage fraud in the state.
read announcement from Arizona Attorney General

Freddie Steps Up Fraud Fight
Mortgage firms that sell loans to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. have new procedures to follow as part of the company's efforts to police and reduce mortgage fraud.
read story at Mortgage Daily

White Paper on Fraud at Lending Institutions
As you think of the suspense-filled spy
movies in which the hero must defuse a bomb to save the city, you can hear the familiar “tick, tick, tick” of the bomb’s time clock. With ninja like precision the hero cuts the yellow wire, or maybe the red wire, just in time to stop the clock, neutralize the bomb, and save the day. The rush of adrenaline, the intensive focus, and the danger seem to only last for a few seconds then it is all over and everything is safe.
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Sept. 13, 2010

Mortgage Fraud Prevented at Application
A company that provides technology for the applications taken by mortgage loan officers has loaded its offerings with technology that helps prevent mortgage fraud.
read full announcement

Calif. Town Sees $150k Mortgage Fraud Grant
The town of Glendale, Calif., has put a $150,000 grant for mortgage fraud to use. So far this year, local law enforcement has worked on 50 cases with 134 defendants.
read story at
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.
watch full video at
Aug. 24, 2010

Texas Family Mired in Mortgage Fraud
The Corsicana Daily Sun is running a four-part series on the Texas Marriotts.
read story at Corsicana Daily Sun
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.
read full story at WITN

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.
read full announcement
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.
read article - watch video
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.
read story at
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
Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Sep. 17 ROBERT ERNEST BRANDT, WILLIAM ANDERSON WA $7,000,000 78-month sentence for Brandt, 5-year sentence for Anderson.
Sep. 17 Jorge Cidar Mendez Chavez VA $6,000,000 27-month sentence.
Sep. 17 Yoba Falcon, Jose M. Esteves, Elizabeth River FL purchase prices exceeded $2,500,000 100-month sentence for Falcon, 10-month sentence for Esteves.
Sep. 17 Rebecca Domecillo, Jeremy Beadle MO restitution of $762,146 Domecillo sentenced to 27 months. Associated Press
Sep. 15 JANE SOULLIERE, Jose Guzman CT 200 loans causing losses of several million Guilty plea for Soulliere.

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