David Saks: Real Estate Fraud Report - Friday September 26, 2014

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Real Estate Fraud Report - Friday September 26, 2014


real estate fraud: Minnesota Man Indicted For Stealing $1 Mil+ In Real Estate Investments - 09/25/14 09:18 PM
Minnesota Business Owner Indicted For Stealing More Than $1Million in Real Estate Investments
 
United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced the indictment of
MICHAEL JOHN MANGAN, 43,
owner of multiple Minnesota-based businesses, on four counts of Wire Fraud and three counts of Mail Fraud.
MANGAN is charged with stealing over $1 million of investment funds and loans which he claimed would be used to fund and grow his various real estate-oriented businesses.
The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
According to documents filed in … (0 comments)

real estate fraud: Court of Appeals Upholds Womans Conviction & Sentence in Fraud Scheme - 09/25/14 09:12 PM
Court of Appeals Upholds Convictions and Sentence in Extensive Investment Scheme
JACKSONVILLE, FL—United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit yesterday affirmed the convictions and sentence of
Lydia Cladek (70, St. Augustine).
On January 26, 2012, a federal jury found Cladek guilty of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and multiple counts of substantive mail and wire fraud related to a fraudulent investment scheme that resulted in more than $50 million in losses to her victims. Cladek was sentenced on September 20, 2012, to 30 years and … (2 comments)

real estate fraud: Tennessee Woman Embezzled More Than $370,000 from Local Credit Union - 09/25/14 09:07 PM
Cookeville Resident Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
Woman Embezzled More Than $370,000 from Local Credit Union Latisha Cochran, 36, of Cookeville, Tenn.,
pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court, to one count of credit union embezzlement, announced David Rivera, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
In a hearing before U.S. District Court Chief Judge William J. Haynes, Cochran admitted issuing fraudulent loans in the names of fictitious individuals, while employed by the Middle Tennessee Federal Credit Union. Cochran admitted that she used the funds from the fraudulent loans for her own personal use, and also used fraudulent … (2 comments)

real estate fraud: Former NFL Player Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Mortgage Fraud - 09/25/14 10:54 AM
Charlotte Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for His Role in a Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Defendant Received More Than $500,000 in Mortgage Fraud Proceeds CHARLOTTE, NC—
Former NFL football player
Jimmy Hitchcock
was sentenced on Tuesday, September 23, 2014,
to serve 46 months in federal prison,
to be followed by two years of supervised release, for his role in a multi-million mortgage fraud conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins.
U.S. Attorney Tompkins is joined in making today’s announcement by John A. Strong, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Charlotte Division, … (8 comments)

real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for September 23, 2014 - 09/23/14 09:37 PM
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real estate fraud: Mortgage Fraud Blog for September 23, 2014 - 09/23/14 09:34 PM
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real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for September 22, 2014 - 09/22/14 03:19 AM
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real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for September 20, 2014 - 09/20/14 01:44 AM
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real estate fraud: Westchester Businessman Indicted for False Loan Applications - 09/18/14 07:15 PM
Selim Zherka, Westchester Businessman, Indicted by White Plains Federal Grand Jury for Submitting False Loan Applications, Tax Fraud, Wire Fraud, and Witness Tampering
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Shantelle P. Kitchen, the Acting Internal Revenue Service Special Agent in Charge of the New York Office—Criminal Investigation (“IRS”), George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Christy Romero, the Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“SIGTARP”), announced today that Westchester businessman
SELIM ZHERKA, 46, of Somers, New York,
was … (2 comments)

real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for September 17, 2014 - 09/16/14 10:04 PM
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real estate fraud: Mortgage Fraud Blog for September 17, 2014 - 09/16/14 10:01 PM
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real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for September 10, 2014 - 09/10/14 12:38 PM
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real estate fraud: Woman Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating Estimated $1.6 Mil Fraud Scheme - 09/10/14 11:48 AM
San Antonio-Area Businesswoman Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating Estimated $1.6 Million Fraud Scheme
The owner and managing partner of HipDingo stores in San Antonio, Boerne and Fredericksburg and former marketing director for a land development company, Rinco of Texas, Inc. (Rinco), and Rockin’ J Ranch (Rockin’ J) faces up to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to orchestrating an estimated $1.6 million wire fraud scheme announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher H. Combs.
Appearing before United States Magistrate Judge John Primomo this afternoon in San Antonio,
47–year-old Boerne, TX, resident
Lea … (4 comments)

real estate fraud: Mortgage Fraud Blog for September 9, 2014 - 09/09/14 09:31 PM
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real estate fraud: Shyster Guilty of Investment and Real Estate Frauds - 09/09/14 07:38 PM
Attorney Admits Role in Investment and Real Estate Frauds
TRENTON, NJ—An Ocean County, New Jersey, attorney today admitted his role in a scheme that defrauded investors in connection with a Facebook IPO and several real estate deals, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Fred Todd, 61, of Lakewood, New Jersey,
pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of transacting in criminal proceeds.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Todd is … (0 comments)

real estate fraud: Another Attorney Will Go to Prison for Bank Fraud and Money Laundering - 09/04/14 02:04 PM
Former Grosse Pointe Attorney Sentenced for Bank Fraud and Money Laundering
A former Grosse Pointe attorney was sentenced to prison for bank fraud and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today.
McQuade was joined in the announcement by Paul M. Abbate, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Detroit Field Office.
Kenneth Flaska
was sentenced to 64 months in prison
by U.S. District Judge Paul Borman in a case involving a loss to victims in the amount of $2,756,786.63.
Flaska pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of money laundering in April … (2 comments)

real estate fraud: Belleville Man Admits Role in $15 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme - 09/03/14 09:32 AM
Belleville Man Admits Role in $15 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
CAMDEN, NJ—An Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring to defraud financial institutions as part of a $15 million mortgage fraud scheme that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Larry Fullenwider,
63, of Belleville, New Jersey,
pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden federal court to a second superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Using the alias “Stanley Hyde,” Fullenwider admitted purchasing four … (4 comments)

real estate fraud: Bethel Park Man Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme - 09/02/14 04:12 PM
Bethel Park Man Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
PITTSBURGH—
The founder of a mortgage brokerage firm pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Richard Stromberg, 49, of Bethel Park, Pa.,
pleaded guilty before Senior United States District Judge Donetta Ambrose.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Stromberg has been in the mortgage broker business since the 1990s.
He worked first at a company called Century Three Home Equity and then opened his own business, which … (0 comments)

real estate fraud: Fraud Involving Mineral Rights Nets 32mos in Prison for Louisiana Man - 09/02/14 12:07 PM
Mail Fraud Involving Mineral Rights Results in 32Months in Prison and $1 Million Restitution for Louisiana Man
 
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—
JORDAN SIMON, 34, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
was sentenced by United States District Judge Joe Heaton to serve 32 months in prison for mail fraud involving mineral rights, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
According to court records, from November of 2011 through March of 2013, Simon induced an Oklahoma woman to sell her mineral rights to Simon’s company,Iconic Resources, promising to pay her for those rights.
However, Simon sold the mineral rights … (0 comments)

real estate fraud: Real Estate Fraud Report for September 2, 2014 - 09/02/14 12:12 AM
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Comment balloon 6 commentsDavid Saks • September 25 2014 09:56PM

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Guard your passwords and just be a bit mindful.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 5 years ago

Will do, Laura.

I commit them to memory, then salt the paper they're written on and eat them.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 5 years ago

Keep an eye on your documents/credentials/personal and financial information. Always be on a lookout. Only you, can save yourself  from cases such these.

Posted by Cy Phillips (Space Simply - President & CEO) over 5 years ago

And don't to forget to watch out for unscrupulous shysters offering contingency agreements, Cy.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 5 years ago

And the list goes on and on... It's incredible how many people are breaking the law to benefit themselves.

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 5 years ago

It's terrible, and industry leaders sweep it under the rug.

Thanks, Silvia.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 5 years ago

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