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Brett C. Lillemoe, 45, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Pablo Calderon, 59, Darien, Connecticut, and Sarah Zirbes, 39, Minneapolis,  were charged by a federal grand jury with conspiracy, fraud and money laundering offenses related to a multi-million-dollar scheme to defraud banks.

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Five defendants have been sentenced for their roles in a mortgage fraud conspiracy involving down payment fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Andrew Mangini and First Solutions Inc., d/b/a Credit One, are the subjects of an administrative complaint alleging that they illegally assessed advance fees for loans. As part of the administrative complaint, a $700,000 fine has been sought as well as a notice of intent to issue a cease and desist order.

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Anatoliy Azarov, 33, Sacramento, California, pleaded guilty to mail fraud for a mortgage fraud scheme involving 24 residential properties. The defendant and his co-conspirator convinced investors to purchase their inventory of properties at inflated prices and used the excess funds as working capital to continue their business. Continue Reading…

Hencorp Becstone Capital L.C., Miami, Florida, has agreed to pay $3.8 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it made false statements and claims to the Export-Import Bank of the United States in order to obtain loan guarantees.  Continue Reading…

Ray M. Mubarak, 54, Knoxville, Tennessee, Dianna Mubarak, 52, Knoxville, and Blythe Bond Sanders, III, 35, Norris, Tennessee, were arrested by federal agents for allegedly participated in a bank fraud conspiracy involving fraudulent loans exceeding $6.7 million.

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Anthony Carta, 53, Detroit, Michigan, has pleaded guilty to seven felonies associated with his formation of a faith-based mortgage assistance scam.

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Linda Sue Newcomb, 63, Madison Heights, Virginia, who was the former manager of the Lynrocten Federal Credit Union, pled guilty in United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia to embezzlement, bank fraud and identity theft charges for her role in originating loans in the names of credit union members without those members’ knowledge or consent, including forging the member’s name to fictitious loan documents. Continue Reading…

Aleksandr Kravchenko, 36, and Galina Kravchenko, 35, King County, Washington, who fled to Moldova, Eastern Europe, before being indicted by a federal grand jury for bank fraud related to loans fraudulently obtained from Westsound Bank, entered guilty pleas in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington.

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Susanne Helbig, 50, Roanoke, Virginia, the former majority owner of a construction company who recruited a number of strawbuyers to defraud financial institutions of millions of dollars through an intricate mortgage fraud conspiracy, was sentenced in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg.

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