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Southern California Man Pleads Guilty for His Role as Sales Manager in Fraudulent Mortgage...

The Department of Justice announced that an Orange County, California, man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California, for his role as the sales manager of a multi-million dollar fraudulent mortgage modification scheme

Florida Resident Charged in Superseding Indictment with Attempting to Damage Religious Property

James Gonzalo Medina, 40, of Hollywood, Florida, was charged today by superseding indictment with attempting to damage religious property following his initial charge on May 2, 2016, of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction – an explosive device – at a synagogue in Aventura, Florida.

Long Island Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Homeowners In Multi-Million Dollar Loan Modification Scheme

Earlier today, David Gotterup pleaded guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to conspiracy to commit wire fraud by defrauding distressed homeowners in a loan modification scheme. When sentenced, Gotterup faces up to 30 years in prison...

Owner of California Company That Offered Mortgage Assistance Pleads Guilty to False Advertising Charges

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHN VESCERA, 60, of Dana Point, Calif., waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to fals...

Mississippi Phosphates Corp. Pleads Guilty to Clean Water Act Violation and Agrees to Transfer...

Mississippi Phosphates Corp. (MPC), a Mississippi corporation which owned and operated a fertilizer manufacturing facility located on Bayou Casotte in Pascagoula, Mississippi, pleaded guilty today to a felony information charging the company with a cri...

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Disability Discrimination in Housing by the City of Petal,...

The Justice Department today announced an agreement with the city of Petal, Mississippi, to resolve allegations of discrimination against persons with intellectual disabilities who sought to live in supported housing in one of the city’s residential ...

Two Northern California Real Estate Investors Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud at...

Two Northern California real estate investors pleaded guilty for their role in bid-rigging conspiracies and mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced today.

Construction Service Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Conspiracy and Tax Violation Involving Contract...

The owner of a Bardonia, New York, construction service company pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and filing a false tax return, the Department of Justice, the IRS and the New York State Inspector General annou...

New Jersey Developer to Pay Civil Penalty for Stormwater Violations and Preserve Wetlands

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it have reached an agreement with Garden Homes and its affiliated companies to settle their alleged failure to control stormwater discharges.  These failures ...

Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit involving North Attleboro Apartment Complex

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Justice Department today announced an agreement with J & R Associates, the owner and operator of the Royal Park Apartments in North Attleboro, Mass., to resolve allegations of discrimination against families wi...

Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Involving North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Apartment Complex

The Justice Department today announced an agreement with J & R Associates, the owner and operator of the Royal Park Apartments in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, to resolve allegations of discrimination against families with children in violation...

Justice Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Agree to Policing Reforms and...

The Justice Department today announced a comprehensive settlement agreement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) that will support wide-ranging reforms in LASD’s Antelope Valley stations in the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale. ...

Two Northern California Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging and...

Two Northern California real estate investors have agreed to plead guilty for their role in bid rigging and fraud conspiracies at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced

Former Executive Director of Chelsea Housing Authority Sentenced for Rigging Inspection Process

BOSTON - June 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The former Executive Director of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) was sentenced in federal court today for his role in rigging the inspection process for federally-funded housing units.

Seven Indicted in Florida in Mortgage Scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 1, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Seven individuals have been indicted in the Southern District of Florida for their alleged participation in a mortgage fraud scheme in the Miami area.

Florida Man to Serve 13 Months for Defrauding Thousands of Homeowners in $4 Million...

BOSTON - February 27, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Florida man was sentenced today to serve 13 months in prison for defrauding thousands of homeowners in a $4 million nationwide home loan modification scheme.

Two Florida Men Sentenced for Defrauding Thousands of Homeowners in $4 Million Nationwide Home...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 21, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two Florida men were sentenced today to serve 84 months in prison for defrauding thousands of homeowners in a $4 million nationwide home loan modification scheme.

Three Northern California Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Three Northern California real estate investors have agreed to plead guilty for their roles in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Norther...

Eastern California Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud at Public...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- An Eastern California real estate investor pleaded guilty today to conspiring to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Eastern California, the Department of...

Alabama Real Estate Developer Pleads Guilty to Filling Protected Mississippi Wetlands

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- William R. “Rusty” Miller, a real estate developer from Fairhope, Ala., pleaded guilty today in federal district court in Gulfport, Miss., to the unpermitted filling of wetlands near Bay St...

Two Northern California Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Felony charges were filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in San Francisco, against Florence Fung of Sacramento, Calif, and Michael Navone of San Rafae...

Former Contractor of a Florida Property Management Company Sentenced to Serve Time in Prison...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A former repair contractor of a Florida property management company was sentenced to serve time in prison for his participation in a wire fraud scheme related to housing repairs made under a co...

Two Florida Men Convicted of Defrauding Homeowners in Home Loan Modification Scam

BOSTON - November 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two Florida men were convicted yesterday for defrauding homeowners in Massachusetts and elsewhere in a home loan modification scam.

Northern California Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Northern California real estate investor pleaded guilty today for his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, ...

Former Executive Director of Chelsea Housing Authority Charged with Conspiring to Defraud the United...

BOSTON - October 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The former Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) as well as an inspection consultant were charged today for their roles in rigging the inspection proce...

Northern California Real Estate Investor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Northern California real estate investor has agreed to plead guilty for his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern Calif...

Florida Woman Sentenced for Role in Reverse Mortgage Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida, and Special Agent in Charge L...

Northern California Real Estate Investor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Northern California real estate investor has agreed to plead guilty for his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern Californi...

Two Alabama Real Estate Investors and Their Company Sentenced for Their Roles in Bid-Rigging...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two Alabama real estate investors and their company were sentenced today in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama in Mobile, for their participation in conspiracies to rig bids an...

Dorchester Man Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud and Identity Theft

BOSTON - May 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Dorchester man was sentenced yesterday for operating a mortgage fraud scheme to sell his own home and to buy other residential properties.

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