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CT Developer $3.5 Million Mortgage Fraud Trial Begins
Sept. 28 -- Seconds into William Trudeau's $3.5 million mortgage fraud trial, a retired Westport assistant fire chief added his name to the list of alleged victims.
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Women Arrested in Florida Mortgage Fraud Case
Sept. 27 -- South Florida's housing bust appears to be over, but mortgage fraud investigators are still busy.
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Mortgage Fraud Drove Retired Couple Into Bankruptcy
Sept. 27 -- Mike Wimberly -- a California man whose alleged participation in a Myrtle Beach area mortgage fraud scheme helped drive a retired couple into bankruptcy, according to court records -- was indicted this week by a federal grand jury on one felony charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a local real estate deal.
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His and Hers Sentences for SC Couple
Sept. 27 -- Local couple Anthony and Linda Audino were sentenced last week in federal court for their roles in a mortgage fraud case involving townhome sales at the Pineapple Bay project along Porcher Drive here.
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5- and 4-Year Sentences Handed Down to Husband, Wife
Sept. 24 -- A Murrieta, Calif., husband and wife were sentenced to prison terms this week for their role in a mortgage fraud scheme that saw them take equity out of Inland homeowners' property and bilk victims out of more than $1 million, the IRS said in a statement released late Friday, Sept. 21.
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Failed Bank Executive Pleads Guilty in $1 Billion Mortgage Fraud Case
Sept. 24 -- The last of four defendants in a multimillion-dollar South Sound mortgage loan fraud scheme Friday pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to submit false statements in a loan application.
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8 Indicted in California Mortgage Fraud Case
Sept. 24 -- A federal grand jury has indicted a Linden man along with eight other people in a mortgage fraud scheme that involved the purchase of 19 homes.
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County Official Denies Lying About Income to Qualify for $1 Million in Mortgages
Sept. 24 -- The director of Hillsborough County's real estate department was arrested Friday by federal authorities and charged with mail and wire fraud.
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9 New Indictments Bring Wax House Defendants to 50
Sept. 24 -- Federal prosecutors announced charges Friday against nine more defendants in the ongoing mortgage fraud case involving pricey homes in and around Union County.
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Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Sept. 28 Jared Mitchell Rothenberger MN Undisclosed Pled guilty. Department of Justice
Sept. 27 Vito Grippo, Frederick P. Grippo, John Pereless NJ $4,500,000 Vito and Frederick indicted. Department of Justice
Sept. 27 Ronnie Duke, Nicole Rothe MI $37,000,000 Duke pled guilty. DetroitNews.com
Sept. 27 William Trudeau CT $3,500,000 Trial begins. CTPost.com
Sept. 27 Anthony Audino, Linda Audino, Ford Shelley SC $763,156 in restitution Andthony and Linda Audino each sentenced to 4 years probation. Department of Justice
Sept. 26 Gergawattie "Kamla" Seecharan, Bhardwaaj "Deo" Seecharan FL $50,000,000 Kamla sentenced to 121 months; Deo sentenced to 60 months. Department of Justice
Sept. 26 Michael Lewis Wimberly SC Undisclosed Indicted. Department of Justice
Sept. 25 Brenda East TX $2,200,000 in restitution Sentenced to 57 months. Department of Justice
Sept. 25 Loronda Murphy, Scott Forcino NY $720,288 in restitution Murphy pled guilty. DailyVoice.com

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