David Saks: Three Indicted in Multiple Mortgage Fraud Schemes Involving 13 Properties in Five Rhode Island Communities Totaling More Than $3.5 Million

David Saks - Real Estate Broker - The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc. - 4040 North Watkins-Suite #4 - Memphis, Tennessee 38127 - Phone (901) 357-4663

Three Indicted in Multiple Mortgage Fraud Schemes Involving 13 Properties in Five Rhode Island Communities Totaling More Than $3.5 Million

Three Indicted in Multiple Mortgage Fraud Schemes Involving 13 Properties in Five Rhode Island Communities Totaling More Than $3.5 Million

PROVIDENCE, RI-A federal grand jury in Providence on Tuesday returned indictments against a loan officer and a loan processor employed at the same mortgage company, and a former Rhode Island attorney currently involved in the real estate industry in an alleged "straw borrowing" scheme that netted more than $3.5 million dollars in fraudulently obtained mortgages on 13 properties in five Rhode Island communities, it was announced by United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha.

The grand jury returned a 13-count indictment charging Juan Carlos Hernandez, 41, of West Warwick, R.I., a loan officer with National City Mortgage Company; Miguel Valerio, 51, of Providence, R.I., a loan processor with National City Mortgage Company; and James D. Levitt, 65, of Pawtucket, R.I., a former attorney who controlled two companies formed for the purpose of engaging in real estate transactions. The properties are located in Cranston, Central Falls, Coventry, Pawtucket, and Providence.

In addition, Levitt is named in a separate eight-count indictment alleging three counts of bank fraud, three counts of wire fraud, and two counts of tax fraud in connection with mortgage transactions in Providence separate from the conspiracies outlined in the indictment naming Levitt, Juan Carlos Hernandez, and Miguel Valerio.

The indictments allege that Juan Carlos Hernandez and Miguel Valerio conspired to recruit and pay "straw purchasers" to purchase properties they would not normally qualify to purchase, with the intent of taking control of the properties to collect rent on and to sell within a short period of time, and divide the profits among them. The "straw-borrowers" were paid various fees and were regularly advised by the defendants that they would not be responsible for the mortgages for which they were applying.

In addition, the indictment alleges that Hernandez, Valerio, and Levitt conspired to obtain "straw purchasers" to apply for and obtain mortgages on four properties in which the three had a financial interest.

A separate indictment alleges that James Levitt schemed to commit mail and wire fraud by obtaining mortgages on three properties which he expected to control, two of which were obtained in the name of an associate based on false and fraudulent information.

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Luis M. Matos.

The matters were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General, and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations.

An indictment is merely an allegation and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

courtesy FBI




David Saks



Time&Temp Memphis

Legal Disclaimer
Please be advised that:

 The information and notices contained in this blog are intended to summarize recent developments and news. The posts are presented as general research and information. These posts are not intended, nor should be regarded, as legal advice. Some blog posts concern allegations made in civil lawsuits and in criminal indictments in United States Courts. All persons are presumed innocent until convicted of a crime and proven guilty. Readers who have particular questions or who believe that they need legal counsel should seek the advice of a qualified attorney. It is neither the editor's or author's intention to create a confidential relationship or any broker-client relationship via communication from this site at any time. Please consult with your state real estate board if questions & answers in the education section conflict with the laws of your region or if you need clarification regarding their applicability or how they may govern the services that you provide.

By entering this web site, you understand the following:
When you select a link to an outside Web site, you are subject to the privacy, copyright, security, and information quality policies of that Web site. David Saks:
1.DOES NOT control or guarantee the accuracy, legality, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked Web site;
2.DOES NOT endorse linked Web sites, the views they express, or the products/services they offer unless linked web sites, the views they express, or the products/services they offer endorse or support David Saks in accordance with the standards of the Tennessee Real Estate Commission and the Federal Government's laws regarding commerce and the application, solicitation and transmission of internet-related concerns, commerce or social networking;
3.CANNOT authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites;
4.IS NOT responsible for transmissions users receive from linked Web sites;
5. That DavidSaks.Com is biographical & real estate related. Some links within will leave this site.
6. http://activerain.com/profile/davidsaks is internet-compliant & abides by the rules & regulations of the Tennessee Real Estate Commission, Eve Maxwell, Executive Director.
7. Unless indicated otherwise, ActiveRain does offer listings, or IDX and is provided for licensed salespersons, brokers, buyers & sellers of real property as a community & professional service.
8. David Saks is a retired / licensed real estate broker in the State of Tennessee, license #290452, and an independent contractor.
9. Information is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed, at any realty link or document connected to the World Wide Web & viewable by anyone connected to the internet who has a web browser.
10. Brokers, buyers, sellers, agents & anyone should independently verify any information prior to submitting any offer to purchase goods & services from any link.
11. Please Visit The American Real Estate Alliance or Memphis.8k.Com for additional information regarding property issues for real estate professionals and consumers.

 

Photos © & Licensed by Nova Development

All Content Protected © 
Before you even think about
committing a real estate crime
click this red button.
Real Estate Crimes

© All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

"Information generated by the Department of Justice is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used without the Department’s permission. Citation to the Department of Justice as the source of the information is appreciated, as appropriate."

Department of Justice Legal Policies


 

  Real Estate Crimes

 

Click "HERE" For Today's Question

 

 

TheListen Now!

David Saks Show

Saturday Nite

9pm-12am Central

University of Memphis

WUMR

 

Support
America's Hobby

Click Elvis

Mr.Saks' participation in ActiveRain ended April 13, 2015.

His blog archives will remain online.

May God bless you.

Comment balloon 0 commentsDavid Saks • May 26 2011 08:26PM

Comments

This blog does not allow anonymous comments