In the following press release from the FBI it was announced that Orpel Tucker, 44, of Washington, D.C., and Tania Firmani, 46, of Brooms Island, Maryland, have been sentenced to prison terms for their roles in a mortgage fraud scheme that cost mortgage lenders more than $1.3 million.
Tucker was sentenced on May 16, 2013, to a 37-month prison term, and Firmani was sentenced today to 15 months of incarceration. Both appeared before the Honorable Reggie B. Walton in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
The sentences were announced by U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr.; Gary R. Barksdale, Inspector in Charge, Washington Division, U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Joseph W. Clarke, Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Valerie Parlave, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and William P. White, Commissioner of the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking.