Archives For Minnesota

Jesse Wells Haug, 33, Rosemount, Minnesota, pled guilty yesterday to one count of wire fraud.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, Haug is the owner of a Twin Cities-based construction company called 7-10 Services, LLC. From 2015 through the end of 2016, Haug executed a scheme to defraud investors by falsely representing to them that he would use their money to purchase and renovate residential real estate, and, in exchange, he would share the profits when the properties were re-sold, or “flipped.”

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, during the course of the scheme, Haug obtained $880,000 from two victim-investors to purchase and renovate residential properties located throughout the Twin Cities. During the course of Haug’s interactions with the victim-investors, Haug used false documentation showing how the investment money was being used, false information about upcoming real estate closings and re-sales of properties Haug claimed to have flipped, as well as fictional documents showing “returns” from the so-called investment properties. In reality, Haug spent the investment money on personal expenses and never purchased or sold any of the properties.

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker made the announcement.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI and the Minnesota Commerce Fraud Bureau.

Assistant United States Attorneys Kimberly A. Svendsen and Charles J. Kovats are prosecuting this case.

Solomon Gordon Raymond, also known as Paul Anthony Raymond, 54, Golden Valley, Minnesota, was sentenced to 57 months in custody for lying to banks on a series of business loan applications he used to take almost $500,000.

In addition to punishing Raymond for his fraudulent crimes, U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez increased Raymond’s sentence for the lies he told during testimony at his May 2015 trial. During the hearing, Judge Benitez described the defendant as “one of the worst con men I have ever seen.” Raymond was taken into custody at today’s sentencing hearing to immediately begin serving his sentence. Continue Reading…

Jeffery Allen Gardner, 61, Hopkins, Minnesota, and Stuart Alan Voigt, 66, Apple Valley, Minnesota, have been indicted and charged with conspiring to defraud individuals and financial institutions, bank fraud and making a false statement in a loan application.

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Justin Joseph Christenson, 35, Forest Lake, Minnesota, admitted conspiring with Thomas Rosensteel, Robert Scott “Rod” Aslesen, and at least four others to defraud mortgage lenders by falsifying loan applications and related documents. Continue Reading…

Michael John Mangan, 43, owner of multiple Minnesota-based businesses, has been indicted and charged with four counts of wire fraud and three counts of mail fraud for allegedly stealing over $1 million of real estate investment funds and loans.

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Timothy Jon Oliver, 60, a Minnesota attorney, pleaded guilty to felony wire fraud for his role in scheme wherein he took funds from a construction company to secure financing for a nonexistent real estate development project.

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Thomas Edward Rosensteel III, 41, Excelsior, Robert Scott “Rod” Aslesen, 65, Little Canada, Justin Joseph Christenson, 34, East Bethel, and Dale Russell Wurzinger, 57, Burnsville, Minnesota, have been indicted and charged in connection with the Split Rock Realty mortgage fraud investigation.

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John Michael Stevens, 47, Lakeville, Minnesota, pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders in connection with the sale of condominiums at the Chateau Ridge development in Burnsville, Minnesota.

 

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Alpha Rashidi Mshihiri, 38, Maple Plain, Minnesota, was indicted on charges of conspiring to defraud mortgage lenders.

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Richard Scott Spady, 40, Bloomington, Minnesota, was sentenced for his role in defrauding financial institutions and homeowners under the guise of a program to rescue homes from foreclosure.

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