Anthony Cruz Quitugua, 38, Phoenix, Arizona, was arrested on May 23, 2012, to face charges of mortgage fraud. In May of 2011, a federal grand jury in Phoenix returned a 15-count indictment against Quitugua, which alleges that he defrauded mortgage lenders out of more than $3.5 million dollars.Continue Reading...
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Akbar Bhamani, 61, Carmichael, California, the head of a Sacramento, California, real estate investment firm, has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for duping investors by promising that deeds of trust would be secured on properties in which the investor would be in no worse than second or third position and that the indebtedness on the property would never exceed 70 percent of the value of the property.
David Garcia Herrera, 70, Torrance, California, a former special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, has been arrested on federal fraud charges for allegedly posing as an active FBI agent and helping a man who posed as a former federal prosecutor to defraud a man who enlisted their help in recovering money lost in two fraudulent investment schemes.
With interest rates at an all-time low, many homeowners may be looking to modify their existing loans. Some home equity lines of credit, having been acquired by homeowners as long as 10 years ago, are due to be adjusted to higher rates over the next three years. For many struggling homeowners, particularly those underwater, securing a loan modification may provide the relief needed to avoid going into default.
Robert Farrace, 51, Modesto, California, an attorney specializing in real estate transactions, was indicted on three counts of wire fraud in connection with a fraudulent short-sale scheme.
Anthony Salcedo, 34, Fair Oaks, California, a loan broker and real estate agent, was found guilty after a five-day trial of one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and four counts of mail fraud for his involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme.
Cary McEntee, 58, Virginia Beach, Virginia, pled guilty to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from fraudulent real estate transactions he engaged in during 2006 and 2007. The criminal conduct occurred in Lansing, Michigan and was related to real estate transactions in Newport News, Virginia.
Charlie Rickie Jackson III, 43, Corona, California, and Bridgette Lenet Jackson, 45, Riverside, California, have pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to steal identities of hundreds of would-be homeowners from North American Title Company and using those stolen identities to obtain credit.
Gary Matthew Johnston, 34, Nodaway, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to five years of probation, and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $113,754.20, for converting the proceeds from the sales of approximately 176 head of cattle that were mortgaged by the Farm Service Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Nicholas Tarsia, Jr., 67, Totowa, New Jersey, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for conspiring to launder money as part of a $15 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and straw buyers to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos.