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Man Admits Guilt in $39 Million FL Condo Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Oct. 19 -- A New York City man is the third to plead guilty among eight indicted in a Fort Lauderdale mortgage fraud scheme, according to U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer.
read full story at Mortgage Daily

Mortgage Fraud Scheme Brought Down Bank
Oct. 16 -- NORFOLK, Va. -- George Hranowskyj, a real estate developer and one-time owner of the Wainwright Building, was sentenced today to 14 years in federal prison after admitting his role in two financial schemes that helped cause the collapse of Bank of the Commonwealth.
read full story at Mortgage Daily

Homebuilder Convicted in $8 Million Las Vegas Mortgage Fraud Case
Oct. 15 -- A federal jury convicted a Las Vegas homebuilder of mortgage fraud crimes at the conclusion of his 12-day trial, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden announced Friday.
read full story at Mortgage Daily

Florida Hotel Used for $19 Million in Mortgage Fraud
Oct. 15 -- A hotelier and contractor have been indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations that they conspired to bilk two Illinois banks out of millions of dollars.
read full story at Mortgage Daily

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Oct. 18 Scott N. Powers, David E. McMaster ND $27,000,000 Pled guilty. American Mortgage Specialists Inc. victim lender. Department of Justice
Oct. 18 Aaron Michael Hymas, Tiffany Kim Hymas ID $295,600. Taylor, Bean, and Whitaker Mortgage Corporation victim lender. Pled guilty. Department of Justice
Oct. 18 Sean McClendon, Anthony Salcedo,Anthony Williams CA $1,000,000 in losses McClendon pled guilty. Department of Justice
Oct. 18 Juan Carlos Sanchez, Quelyory Rigal, (aka Kelly), Sandra P. Campo, Osbelia Lazardi, Dayanara Montero, Edward R. Mena, Celeste Mota, David Arboleda FL $39,000,000 Sanchez pled guilty. Department of Justice
Oct. 17 Juan Carlos Rodriguez, David Lam, Pamela Higgins, Carl Alexander, Carol Asbury, Patrick Brinson, Victoria Wilson, David Charles Miller, Jr., Thomas Thelusma FL $25,293,733 in restitution Rodriguez sentenced to 42 months. Department of Justice
Oct. 15 George P. Hranowskyj, Eric Menden VA $40,000,000 Sentenced to 168 months. Bank of Commonwealth victim lender. Department of Justice
Oct. 15 Jeffrey C. McLendon OH Multiple properties Changed plea to guilty.
Oct. 15 Atul Bisaria, Steve Lewis IL $19,000,000 Indicted. Mutual Bank, Chicago's Broadway Bank victim lenders

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