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Week Ending November 25, 2011

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51 Months for 50 Fraudulent Transactions
Nov. 23 -- Chris Malcom, one of the men behind a $6.9 million-mortgage fraud scheme uncovered in a 2006 Tampa Tribune investigation, was sentenced this week to 51 months in federal prison.
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Title Company Closer Escapes Prison Sentence
Nov. 23 -- A Rosemount, Minn., man who had a role in one of the Twin Cities most notorious mortgage fraud cases avoided a prison sentence at sentencing this week.
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Drug Parolee Gets Longer Sentence for Lying at Trial
Nov. 23 -- A 65-year-old Blairsville man faces three years and five months in prison for wire fraud in relation to a string of mortgages obtained through lies.
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Former County Official in Ohio Performed Fraudulent Appraisals
Nov. 21 -- Daniel J. Nichter, a former Franklin County development director and Hilliard city councilman, pleaded guilty today in a mortgage-fraud case.
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SC Developer in $5.2 Million Case Headed to Prison
Nov. 21 -- A 48-year-old man was sentenced in federal court in Florence Thursday for conspiracy to commit bank fraud in Myrtle Beach, said U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.
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Appraiser Inflated Value On His Own Property
Nov. 21 -- Real estate appraisers aren't supposed to put a value on homes when they're one of the actual buyers.
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Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Nov. 23 Jerry Haymon IN Multiple properties Guilty plea. Sentencing set for 3/7/12. Department of Justice
Nov. 23 George Autobee, Robert Brooks (22 total) TX $50,000,000 Guilty plea from Autobee and 4 others.
Nov. 23 Eitan Maximov AZ $5,000,000 Convicted. Department of Justice
Nov. 21 Matthew Kent, David Rubin, Joshua Gould MO $4,323,092 ordered in restitution so far Guilty plea from Kent. Rubin and Gould previously pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Nov. 21 Michael Staaf PA Multiple properties Guilty plea. Department of Justice
Nov. 21 Louis Amir, Deirdre Ferguson, Daphne Stokes OH $6,700,000 Sentences: Amir sentenced to 151 months prison plus $6,592,637 restitution; Ferguson sentenced to 3 years probation and $6,592,637 restitution; Stokes sentenced to 30 months prison plus 3 years supervised release and $6,649,937 restitution. Department of Justice
Nov. 21 Irina Markevich, Alex Markevich, Sergey Pukhkan, Marina Pukhkan, Svetlana Markevich, Daniil Markevich, Natalya Markevich, Anatoliy Markevich, Daniil Pigiltsin CA $16,000,000 Indicted.
Nov. 21 Donald MacPherson, George Guldi NY $82,000,000 MacPherson pleaded guilty. Guldi previously sentenced.
Nov. 21 Wayne T. Fumea PA Multiple properties Sentenced to 41 months prison. Department of Justice
Nov. 19 Toshia Ramsey TX $249,796.25 in restitution Sentenced to 3 months prison plus restitution. (subscription required)

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