Archives For Colorado

Vicki Dillard Crowe, aka Vicki R. Dillard, 32, Denver, Colordao, was sentenced to serve 60 months in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger for mail and wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme.

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Michael Jacoby, 44, Castle Rock, Colorado; Derek Zar, 30, Commerce City, Colorado; and Susanne Zar, 58, Frederick, Colorado, were found guilty on August 30, 2012, by a federal jury for wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering.

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Alfonso Carrillo, 50, and Rudy Breda, 53, Colorado, have been indicted for allegedly finding homeowners facing foreclosure and convincing them to relinquish their property for a nominal fee and misrepresenting it as a way to avoid foreclosure. 

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Sandra Artichoker, 51, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly falsifying her spouse’s employment status on a bank loan application and thereafter receiving funds.

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Bella Homes LLC was sued in a civil action for orchestrating a foreclosure rescue scheme, which has ended in a Consent Judgment and signals the end of a national foreclosure rescue scheme.

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Kimberly K. White, 38, Elizabeth, Colorado, pled guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn on July 15, 2011, to one count of wire fraud related to a mortgage fraud scheme. White was named in a superseding indictment  issued by a federal grand jury in Denver on May 20, 2010. White is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Blackburn on September 30, 2011. 

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Stafford A. Hilaire, 59, Aurora, Colorado, was sentenced to serve 32 months in federal prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Following the prison term, Hilaire was ordered to spend 2 years on supervised release. Hilaire was also ordered to pay restitution totaling

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Mark Strodtman, 52, Windsor, Coloarado, was found guilty of 23 criminal counts including, COCCA – Pattern of Racketeering (a class two felony; punishable by up to 48 years in prison if aggravating circumstances are met), Theft $15,000 or more 11 counts (a class three felony; punishable by up to 24 years in prison per count). Forgery – check / commercial instrument 11 counts (a class five felony; punishable by up to 6

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Uto Essien, 45, the ringleader of a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud operation, has been convicted by an Adams County jury on four felony charges all related to the use of shell corporations and false invoices to skim money off the top of nearly three-dozen real estate transactions, announced Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.

Essien’s conviction resulted from a 45-count,

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Ernie Colter, 50, has been indicted by the the Colorado Statewide Grand Jury on three counts of theft and one count of forgery for his role in fraudulently obtaining a loan for a client and then stealing some proceeds from a related real estate transaction.

According to the indictment, Colter, acting as the originating broker for a real estate transaction, qualified a client for

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