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Oct. 8, 2010

Banks Get Break on Fraud Prevention Technology
A group of banks are being offered special rates for access to technology that helps prevent mortgage fraud.
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Oct. 6, 2010

$1.7 Million for Colorado Fraud
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has received a $1.7 million grant.
read story from The Denver Post
Oct. 4, 2010

Cost Cuts at SC RE Commission Render it Ineffective
Legislators, consumer advocates and industry experts say that expense cuts at the South Carolina Real Estate Commission have made it an ineffective mortgage fraud watechdog.
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Oct. 1, 2010

LA Hosts Mortgage Fraud Summit
Representatives of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force met in Los Angeles on Sept. 30.
read FBI announcement

LA Has Most Fraud Reports
Based on mortgage fraud reports made since 2008, Los Angeles ranks as the worst city.
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Sept. 29, 2010

Mortgage Fraud Summit Moves to Central California
A federal panel heard from real estate agents, attorneys and members of the public at an event held in Fresno, Calif. read FBI announcement | read article at
Sept. 22, 2010

Mortgage Fraud Testimony
A panel of national and local experts told the federal Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, among other things, that regulation of mortgage fraud is inadequate and financial incentives are misplaced.
read story at the Miami Herald
Sept. 21, 2010

Mortgage Fraud Testimony
Ann Fulmer, who has been fighting mortgage fraud since 1996, testified before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission about the impact of mortgage fraud.
read announcement from Interthinx
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
Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Oct. 22 Fidelino Ferrufino, Ruben Rojas, Lourdes Rojas Almanza, Litcia Linares, Juan De La Cruz Aguayo VA $24,000,000 34-month sentence.
Oct. 21 ERNST APPOLON, Eric L. Levine, J. Daniel Lindley, Daniel Appolon, LaToya Haltiwanger MA $10,600,000 10-year sentence for Appolon.
Oct. 21 Christy Yamanaka FL $37,000 Information filed. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., victim. Tampa Bay Online,
Oct. 21 Michael J. Hymas, Shauntee K. Ferguson, Christopher R. Georgeson, Stanley J. Ferguson, Brent Bethers, Travis Hymas, Shane Hymas, Laurie Krechelle Hymas, Paul Redondo, Melody C. Redondo UT $7,590,000 Sentences handed down. The Idaho Statesman,
Oct. 21 Jay S. Fischer, James L. Dupuis WI 1 transaction Released on bond., Doj.State.WI.US
Oct. 21 Eric Bernard aka Eric Shirpiro, Stacey Harrold, David Schoenhofen, Michael Hudalla, Nicole Marie Schmidt MN $1,800,000 Charges filed. Star Tribune
Oct. 20 Barbara Lynnae Puro, Zack Zafer Dyab, Julia Alexander Rozhansky MN 35 properties Charges filed.
Oct. 20 Frank Spindel NY purchase price $1.2 mil Frank Spindel
Oct. 19 Angelo Mancini III MO $165,750 Defendant loses appeal.
Oct. 18 Lynzi Malissa Richardson MD $1,200,000 Guilty plea.
Oct. 18 PAULETTE GABBIDON a/k/a "Paulette Hibbert" a/k/a "Paulette Webb" a/k/a "Alliyah Adstroy" a/k/a "Alliyah Hibbert," JASON LEWIS, JOYCE LEWIS, JAMON LEWIS NY $2,800,000 Charges filed. Victims included National City Bank/National City Home Equity, Wells Fargo Bank, IndyMac Bank

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