Ray M. Mubarak, 55, Knoxville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty on May 18, 2015, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Knoxville, to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, and engaging in an unlawful monetary transaction with bank fraud proceeds.
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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.
Jayesh Dahyabhai Patel, 49, Knoxville, Tennessee, was sentenced on Jan. 15, 2015, by the Honorable Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 42 months in federal prison. Patel was also ordered to pay restitution of $2,806,438.20 to First Community Bank and serve five years of supervised release upon his release from prison.
Paulynn Wright, 42, Knoxville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty on July 29, 2014, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville, to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Wright admitted conspiring to obtain a mortgage loan by providing false information to a lender.
Erlanda Naranjo, 39, Nashville, Tennessee, was charged by Information with bank fraud for allegedly submitting a false application for a line of credit in the name of a relative.
Jayesh Dahyabhai Patel, 48, Knoxville, Tennessee, has been indictment and charged with five counts of bank fraud. Patel allegedly provided false income tax returns for himself and his businesses to induce First Community Bank to issue the loan.
Sharon Anderson, 51, Oakland, Tennessee, an attorney, was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison after soliciting clients to make what they believed were four separate short-term hard money loans for investors purchasing properties and awaiting conventional financing from banks.
Marcus Payne, 44, Memphis, Tennessee, and Booker Smith, 30, Memphis, Tennessee, were indicted by a federal grand jury on April 16, 2014 on seven counts related to a mortgage fraud and identity theft scheme where allegedly they applied for mortgage loans to purchase residential properties using personal identifying information, including Social Security numbers, of others.
Marcus Payne, 44, Memphis, Tennessee, and Booker Smith, 30, Memphis, Tennessee, were indicted by a federal grand jury on April 16, 2014 on seven counts related to a mortgage fraud and identity theft scheme.
Keith Churn, 44, Nashville, Tennessee, was found guilty of bank fraud by a federal jury on Friday, December 6, 2013.