Entries in Indictments (1151)

1:00PM

Salem (CT) man charged with theft of a $2,900 real estate appraisal fee

A Salem (CT) businessman, Steven Gurnee, who is already facing felony charges in New London Superior Court was arrested today and charged in two additional warrants with cheating a friend into investing in a fictitious company and stealing money paid by another person for a real estate appraisal.

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10:28AM

4 indicted in Detroit area mortgage fraud allegations

Melvin A Johnson, Curtiss Johnson,Brady Muse and Lanita J. Gatewood are charged in allegations that the loan applications they submitted to lenders were materially false or fraudulent and that when the mortgage loans closed, Melvin Johnson and Curtiss Johnson benefitted financially through checks made payable to Challenge Mortgage and other businesses with which Melvin Johnson was associated, such as JEM Marketing Realty, JEM Processing, and First United Realty.

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4:09PM

4 indicted in San Diego real estate investment scam allegations

A group accused of targeting San Diego Filipinos struggling to make their mortgage payments has been indicted and charged with 54 felony counts, including foreclosure consultant fraud, grand theft and securities fraud. The foursome, including a former felon and a pair of real estate brokers, persuaded 22 individuals to sign over 34 houses to fraudulent trusts as part of an investment scam, according to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.

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7:53AM

Two charged, one pleads guilty, in Salt Lake City real estate fraud allegations

Uriah A. Kennedy, age 34, of Midvale and Gregory Lee Hansen, age 55, of West Jordan, are charged in connection with real estate development ventures including a proposed 80-unit condominium project on North Temple in Salt Lake City and a company called Tradewest Homes. Hansen and Kennedy transferred approximately 60 unfinished single-family home projects into this company with a plan to obtain financing and finish the projects, the indictment alleges.

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11:09AM

Atlanta man indicted on ID Theft and Short Sale fraud allegations 

Brent Merriell, 37, of Atlanta, Georgia has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of aggravated identity theft and false statements to the FDIC, in relation to the attempted short sale of 14 properties originally obtained with mortgage loans from Omni National Bank.

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9:00AM

Three charged in real estate investment scheme that targetted Michigan seniors

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox announced the arrest of three individuals accused of cheating 125 Michigan seniors out of their life savings by selling them time-shares in foreign resort properties that exceeded what were truly available.

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10:55AM

Six indicted in Boston area mortgage fraud allegations

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office announced today that a Suffolk County Grand Jury has returned indictments against three real estate investors, two local mortgage brokers, and a former local attorney for their roles in a complex scheme in which fraudulent documents were used to defraud homeowners and mortgage lenders in real estate transactions involving 26 distressed properties in the Greater Boston area.

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4:00PM

7 charged in huge Indianapolis area mortgage fraud scheme

Updated on September 30, 2009 by Registered CommenterThe Editor - Ian Shuter - DMS

Updated on October 13, 2009 by Registered CommenterThe Editor - Ian Shuter - DMS

Updated on October 13, 2009 by Registered CommenterThe Editor - Ian Shuter - DMS

Updated on November 10, 2009 by Registered CommenterThe Editor - Ian Shuter - DMS

Updated on January 11, 2010 by Registered CommenterThe Editor - Ian Shuter - DMS

Updated on February 4, 2010 by Registered CommenterThe Editor - Ian Shuter - DMS

Robert Andrew Penn, 44, formerly of Indianapolis, was sentenced to seven years in prison late yesterday by Circuit Judge David F. Hamilton for Penn’s part in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme in the Indianapolis area. Penn had entered guilty pleas to charges of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and money laundering. Two codefendants, Tamara E. Scott, age 50, Indianapolis, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering, and Stephen Scott Brown, age 37, Indianapolis, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.

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