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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.

Northern California Real Estate Investor Indicted on Additional Charge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A federal grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento today returned a superseding indictment charging Andrew B. Katakis, of Danville, Calif., with obstruct...

Former Quincy Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion Schemes and Theft from Federal Housing...

BOSTON - March 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A former Quincy man, now living in New Hampshire, was convicted yesterday for carrying out two elaborate tax evasion schemes and theft of federal housing assistance funds.

Florida-Based Lender Processing Services Inc. to Pay $35 Million in Agreement to Resolve Criminal...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lender Processing Services Inc. (LPS), a publicly traded mortgage servicing company based in Jacksonville, Fla., has agreed to pay $35 million in criminal penalties and forfeiture to address it...

Eleven Defendants Indicted for Alleged Roles in Scheme to Fraudulently Control Homeowners’ Associations in...

WASHINGTON, DC - January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A federal grand jury in Nevada today returned an indictment against 11 individuals for their alleged roles in a scheme to fraudulently take control of homeowners’ associations in the Las Vegas ...

Colorado Resident Sentenced to 168 Months in Prison for Defrauding Investors in Texas Real...

WASHINGTON, DC - January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The owner and president of Evans Real Estate Group LLC was sentenced today to 168 months in prison for defrauding investors in real estate funds that invested in the acquisition, renovation and co...

Two Alabama Real Estate Investors and Their Company Plead Guilty to Conspiracies to Rig...

WASHINGTON, DC - December 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two Alabama real estate investors and their company pleaded guilty today for their roles in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in southern A...

Florida CPA Sentenced for Role in Foreclosure Scheme

December 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Barrington Coombs, 58, of Weston, Fla., was sentenced today to serve a year and a day in prison for his role in a foreclosure rescue scheme that victimized desperate homeowners on the brink of losing their homes,...

Former Executive at Florida-Based Lender Processing Services Inc. Admits Role in Mortgage-Related Document Fraud...

WASHINGTON, DC - November 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A former executive of Lender Processing Services Inc. (LPS) – a publicly traded company based in Jacksonville, Fla. – pleaded guilty today, admitting her participation in a six-year scheme to...

Justice Department Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against the City of San Jacinto, California, Alleging...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the city of San Jacinto, Calif., alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act based on its treatment of...

Las Vegas Woman Convicted for Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, DC - November 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Las Vegas mortgage agent was found guilty today for participation in a mortgage fraud scheme that netted $1.2 million in fraudulent mortgage loans, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A....

Alabama Real Estate Developer Charged with Illegally Filling Protected Mississippi Wetlands

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- William R. “Rusty” Miller, a real estate developer from Fairhope, Ala., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Jackson, Miss., for the unpermitted filling of wetlands near Bay St. Loui...

North Carolina Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud Scheme for the Purchase...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 8, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A real estate investor pleaded guilty today to conspiring to commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions held in Raleigh, N.C., and surrounding areas, the Department of Justice ...

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