Thomas G. France, 44, Strongsville, Ohio, a real estate agent, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for his role in a $3.3 million mortgage fraud scheme involving six properties in Medina, Ohio.
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Svetislav Vujovic, 41, Brunswick, Ohio, was convicted of 14 counts related to illegally receiving more than $3 million from the St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union in exchange for cash payments to the credit union’s chief operating officer. Vujovic corruptly gave cash payments totaling approximately $20,000 to induce and reward the CEO for approving and facilitating the approval of fraudulent loans.
Home Remedy Center, Newport Beach, California, is the subject of a lawsuit for failure to deliver and failure to provide refunds for its home loan modification service. The lawsuit seeks consumer restitution, injunctive relief, and civil penalties.
Regina Shields, 41, Cincinnati, Ohio, was sentenced in US. District Court to 12 months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $202,806 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service and the lender she defrauded in a mortgage fraud scam.
Dwayne H. Means, 46, Cincinnati, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit bank fraud in connection with a loan to buy a lot in the Villages of Sugar Ridge, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in 2007.
David R. Sharrock, 71, Mansfield, Ohio, was sentenced to 135 months in prison and ordered to pay $767,462 in restitution for his role a mortgage fraud scheme which caused approximately $1.3 million in losses to five lending institutions.
Ondrea Shabazz, 47, Youngstown, Ohio, is charged in a 59-count indictment for fraudulently obtaining ownership of more than two dozen distressed properties in Mahoning County, Ohio, and resold them for about $1 million.
Deborah L. Kistner, 50, Hilliard, Ohio, was sentenced to 66 months in prison, five years of supervised release, and ordered to repay victims $9,644,601.84 for deceiving lenders while securing fraudulent real estate loans in three different conspiracies between July 2006 and July 2010.
Karin A. Hazel, aka Karin A. Caruso, aka Karin A. Corbin, Canal Winchester, Ohio, pleaded guilty to tax and mortgage fraud crimes just before her trial was to begin.
David R. Sharrock, 71, Mansfield, Ohio, man was found guilty of more than two dozen charges in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme which caused approximately $1.3 million in losses to Geauga Savings Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Washington Mutual Bank, Interbay Funding LLC, and Suntrust Mortgage Inc.