Archives For Minnesota

Barbara Lynnae Puro, 49, Savage, Minnesota, a real estate agent, was sentenced for her participation in a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme that victimized lenders across the country.

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Kevin A. Dahl, 57, Lakeville, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to obtaining fraudulently more than $1.4 million in loans from four different banks.

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Chad Arthur Anderson, 38, and Troy Allen Huston, 42, both of Chisago City, Minnesota, two mortgage loan officers, pleaded guilty to recruiting straw buyers to purchase properties at inflated prices and then distributing the excess loan funds among themselves, the straw buyers, and others involved in the scheme.

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Christopher Jon Andrews, 53, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, was indicted on July 10, 2012, in connection with soliciting buyers to purchase properties at inflated prices in a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

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Charles Craig Brown, Chad Gettel, and C.C. Brown Law, LLC are the subjects of search warrants executed at three locations for allegedly engaging in unlicensed mortgage modification activities in Minnesota.

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Michael Anthony Prieskorn, 37, Ellendale, Minnesota, was sentenced on charges stemming from a mortgage fraud scheme that resulted in losses of at least $18 million for mortgage lenders.

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Jared Mitchell Rothenberger, 43, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was indicted and charged with allegedly defrauding mortgage lenders out of millions of dollars in connection with the sale of condominiums at Chateau Ridge, Burnsville, Minnesota.

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Tonii Carlos Greene, 52, Eagan, Minnesota, has been indicted for participating in a $3 million mortgage fraud scheme premised on the purchase of rundown houses to be rehabilitated and then sold. Instead, however, the equity was stripped from the homes, and the lenders were defrauded.

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Joseph Duane Gustafson Jr., 37, was convicted by a jury of racketeering in the Beat Down Posse case.  The charges included terroristic threats, kidnapping and multiple counts of mortgage fraud, drug trafficking and unlawful possession of a firearm.

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Barbara Lynnae Puro, 49, Savage, Minnesota, a real estate agent, pleaded guilty to participating in a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme that victimized lenders across the country.

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