Laurie Mayfield, aka Laurie H. Scott, 54, Fredericksburg, Texas, former D’Hanis State Bank president, admitted that she filed fraudulent bank regulating reports which overestimated the bank’s assets.
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Michael P. Bernick, 51, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a former bank director, was sentenced in federal court to 144 months of imprisonment on his conviction on nine counts of misapplication and theft of funds by a bank director. Bernick did not complete any loan applications, sign notes, or provide security for the monetary advances, yet received more than $350,000.
First Tennessee Bank, N.A., Memphis, Tennessee, has agreed to pay the United States $212.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting mortgage loans insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Housing Administration that did not meet applicable requirements.
Provident Funding Associates is the subject of a consent order resolving allegations by the Justice Department and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination. According to the order, Provident allegedly increased loan prices for African-American and Hispanic borrowers who obtained residential mortgages between 2006 and 2011 from Provident’s nationwide network of mortgage brokers.
Poppi Metaxas, 62, Hillsborough, California, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Bank, FSB, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud for her role in defrauding the bank of more than $1.8 million in the aftermath of the financial crisis.
Michael T. Rand, 52, Sandy Springs, Georgia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. to 120 months in prison and to three years of supervised release on conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges in connection with federal investigation into a seven-year accounting/sales fraud conspiracy at Beazer Homes USA, Inc.
Max Wagenblast, 35, Arlington, Virginia, pleaded guilty today to wire fraud in connection with a scheme to steal over $5 million from his company, which was the second largest Special Servicer of commercial real estate mortgages in the United States.
Mark Avalos, 50, St. Peters, Missouri, was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $497,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to bank fraud charges relating to his work as the controller for The Mortgage Store (TMS) in 2008. In imposing sentence, United States District Judge Henry E. Autrey noted Avalos’s cooperation in the criminal investigation into the collapse of TMS in 2008.
Mark A. Nixon, 62, Freedom, Oklahoma, former Executive Vice President of The Freedom State Bank was sentenced by United States District Judge Stephen P. Friot for his involvement in falsifying bank assets to the FDIC.
John York, Wentzville, Missouri, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States through his business, The Mortgage Store, Inc., in 2008.