Everett Pope, aka Jonathan Pincuss, 38, Bolingbrook, Illinois, and Colbi Andry, aka Richard Lockwell and Rich Ingram, 38, Chicago, Illinois, who allegedly operated various loan modification businesses, have been indicted and charged with obtaining thousands of dollars in advance fees, purportedly to help individuals modify their existing home mortgage loans, but then failing to provide the services they promised.
According to the indictment, the defendants used various business entities to advertise and market mortgage loan modification services, including EAC Financial LLC, Dimond Financial LLC aka “D Financial,” The Law Group, Certified Forensic Loan Auditors, The Andry Group LLC, Family First Home Solutions, and Integrity Mortgage and Insurance. Pope and Andry allegedly devised and participated in a scheme to defraud loan modification service customers and to obtain money by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses. They sought and accepted up-front fees for mortgage loan modification services, knowing that these fees were obtained based on false statements made to customers.
Pope and Andry also concealed their identities from customers so that the customers would not discover that each had previously been enjoined from providing loan modification services.
Both defendants have pled not guilty to the charges. A status hearing is set for January 16, 2014.