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70 Month Sentence in $12.8 Million Case
Dec. 29 -- TAMPA, Fla. -- Chad Evans, mastermind of a $6.9 million scheme using straw buyers to inflate dozens of home mortgages, has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison.
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SC Developer to Begin Prison Sentence
Dec. 29 -- Kenneth Paul Holmes, a Columbia, S.C., area real estate developer who once boasted on his web site about his ability to flip homes for a profit, will begin serving a five-month federal prison sentence next week for his part in a Grand Strand mortgage fraud scheme.
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Pa. Couple Charged for Defrauding WaMu on $2.5 Million Loan
Dec. 28 -- A federal grand jury indicted a Sewickley Heights, Pa., couple on mortgage fraud charges, federal prosecutors said.
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Charges Filed in 3-Property Case
Dec. 28 -- Federal prosecutors charged a Wexford, Pa., man with being part of an alleged mortgage fraud scheme.
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Appeal for Convicted FBI Agent Who Inflated Income on Application
Dec. 28 -- MANCHESTER, Ky. -- First, he preached the Gospel in South Los Angeles. Then he picked up a badge and gun as an LAPD officer working the Wilshire Division. From there, he moved to the FBI, serving as an undercover agent in Los Angeles, then in Tennessee. His life, he said, was "my American dream."
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Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Dec. 29 Dr. Timothy E. O'Brien, Eugene L. O'Brien RI $2,280,000 Arrested. Bank of America (Countrywide Home Loans) and Franklin Bank SSB victim lenders. Rhode Island State Police
Dec. 27 Dianne R. Joaquin, Kenneth W. Joaquin TX $50,000,000 Pleaded not guilty.
Dec. 25 Robert D. Singletary, Patrick M. Singletary FL At least $1,000,000 Sentence appeal denied. PRNewswire

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