Archives For Wisconsin

James Wazlawik, 48, Prescott, Wisconsin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman to one day in jail, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for making a false statement to a bank in connection with a home equity loan.

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Billy Cannon, Sr., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a loan officer, and Margaret Keefe, a closing agent, allegedly devised and participated in a scheme to defraud banks and real estate lending institutions by submitting materially false and fraudulent loan applications.

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Randez Long, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been indicted for his participation in an alleged mortgage fraud scheme, which included short sale fraud.

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P. Edwin Gray, 59, Oregon, Wisconsin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to three years’ probation and ordered to pay $336,100 in restitution for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme.

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Deborah Atherton, 55, Black River Falls, Wisconsin, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to four years and two months in federal prison for her role in a loan fraud scheme and a separate bribery scheme involving contracts awarded by the Ho-Chunk Nation.

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Jay Fischer has been charged in a criminal complaint with racketeering, embezzlement, fraud, and tax crimes. The complaint filed in Marathon County, Wisconsin, included twenty-one felony and four misdemeanor counts for his alleged role in misappropriating escrow funds intended to pay off prior mortgages.

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John F. Hochrek, Jr., 50, Spring Grove, Illinois, was sentenced by United States District Judge Lynn S. Adelman to 6 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme involving at least 44 residential properties and millions of dollars of loss.

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Amy B. Strait, 43, McFarland, Wisconsin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to three months in federal prison in a prosecution stemming from a federal investigation of mortgage and tax fraud. The prison sentence will be followed by a two-year term of supervised release.

Strait pleaded guilty on September 9, 2010, to conspiracy to obstruct the bank

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Daryl D. Ihde, 54, now of Glen Haven, Wisconsin, who formerly farmed in Garnavillo, Iowa, was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay restitution to the United States on June 17, 2009, in federal court in Cedar Rapids.  Ihde received the prison term after a January 8, 2009, guilty plea to one count of converting grain that had been mortgaged to the Continue Reading...

Larry J. Lupton, 33, Brookfield, Wisconsin, a real estate broker, has been found guilty of soliciting a kickback in connection with the State of Wisconsin’s attempted sale of a thirty million dollar state office building in downtown Madison. After hearing testimony and receiving evidence during a court trial earlier this month, United States District Judge Lynn Adelman issued a written decision in which he found Continue Reading...