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6 Years for Woman in $15 Million Mortgage Fraud Case
April 16 -- Former Charlotte, N.C., real estate lawyer Victoria Sprouse, convicted in 2009 in one of the largest mortgage fraud cases in Mecklenburg County's history, was sentenced on Tuesday to more than six years in prison.

Last Sentence Delivered in $15 Mil Mortgage Fraud Case
April 11 -- The case of a $15 million mortgage fraud scheme came to a close today with the final sentencing in the 10-member operation.

Testimony in Crisp and Cole Mortgage Fraud Trial
April 11 -- FRESNO, Calif. -- A former account manager for the mortgage brokerage of Crisp & Cole Real Estate testified Friday that fraud defendant Julie Farmer was an A-type personality who had quick answers to questions, stayed on top of company business and was very "detail-oriented."

3 Years for Lawyer in Mortgage Fraud Case
April 11 -- A former Boston attorney from West Pittston, Pa., who recruited a custodian among others to apply for mortgages in a more than $2.5 million fraud scheme in Boston was sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

Lone Crisp-Cole Defendant Goes to Trial for Mortgage Fraud
April 10 -- FRESNO, Calif. -- A key figure in the Crisp & Cole mortgage fraud ring testified Wednesday that Julie Farmer -- the lone defendant in the case to go to trial -- was definitely part of the "scheme" to buy and sell local properties with falsified documents, something that later cost banks millions.

Guilty Mortgage Fraud Pleas in Case of Failed Bank
April 8 -- ST. LOUIS -- Two St. Charles County businessmen admitted defrauding a Missouri bank that later failed, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

Mr Gets 17 Yrs, Mrs Gets Probation for Mortgage Fraud
April 1 -- For their roles in a mortgage fraud case that rocked Bakersfield, David Crisp was sentenced Monday to 17 1/2 years in prison while his wife, Jennifer, received what the federal judge in the case called "the break of a lifetime": five years probation.

Parties Posture for Position in Mortgage Fraud Case
March 31 -- Four defendants indicted in a federal mortgage fraud scheme were accused Friday of improperly using court staff and government attorneys to reassure banks and title companies that it was OK to do business with them despite the pending charges.

OK Woman Gets 2 Years for 2 Inflated Home Purchases
March 28 -- EDMOND, Okla. -- A federal judge sentenced a woman linked to an Edmond real estate case to 24 months in prison and ordered her to pay $382,290 in restitution.

Another Prison Sentence in Big CA Mortgage Fraud Case
March 25 -- A defendant in the Crisp & Cole federal mortgage fraud case was sentenced Monday to 6 1/2 years in prison for one count of conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud.

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Apr 15 Victoria Sprouse NC $15,000,000 Sentenced to 6 years.
Apr 11 Loretta Seneca, Robert Rivernider, Robert Ponte CT $21,000,000 in losses Seneca sentenced to 27 months. Department of Justice
Apr 10 Bijan Madjlessi, David Lonich, Sean Cutting, Brian Melland CA $30,000,000 Indicted. Sonoma Valley Bank victim lender. Department of Justice
Apr 10 Jabari Marshall, Lloyd Gardley, Candis Gardley NV $35,000,000 Marshall sentenced to 20 years. Department of Justice
Apr 9 Charles R. Sammon MA $2,500,000 in losses Sentenced to 33 months. Department of Justice
Apr 8 Julie Farmer (Crisp & Cole case) CA Multiple properties Trial began for Julie Farmer.
Apr 8 Eric Sijohn Brown, Kevin Joseph Franklin, Roderick L. Foxworth, Sr., Walter Alston Brown, Jr., Cynthia Evette Brown PA $20,000,000 Eric Brown pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Apr 7 James Crews, Michael Hilbert MO Multiple properties Pleaded guilt. Excel Bank victim lender. Department of Justice
Apr 3 Jill Dail, Jeffrey Scott Dail MD $248,000 in restitution Jill sentenced to 16 months, Jeffrey sentenced to 12 months. Department of Justice
Apr 3 Kil Seok ("Michael") Seo, Peter Jin VA $894,600 in restitution Seo sentenced to 38 months. Department of Justice
Apr 2 Deon Derrico NV Multiple properties Hearing set to address charges.
Mar 31 Mark Thomas Bowe, Jr., David Lewis Johnson, Arthur Lee Barnes, Mark Henry Tkac, James Scott Taggart NC $604,551 in restitution Bowe sentenced to 42 months. Department of Justice
Mar 31 Luis Mendez, Stavroula Mendez, Luis Michael Mendez, Lazaro Mendez, Marie Mendez, Wilkie Perez, Enrique Angulo FL Multiple properties Indicted. Department of Justice
Mar 31 Braden Koegel FL $2,000,000 Sentenced to 42 months. Department of Justice
Mar 31 Simon H. Aouad, John C. Lucidi, Jr., Daniel Mumbower, Timothy Cook, Eric Maratea, Eric Itzi PA $5,462,682 in restitution Aouad sentenced to 70 months. Department of Justice
Mar 31 David Crisp, Jennifer Crisp, Jayson Peter Costa, Michael Angelo Munoz, Jeriel Salinas, Sneha Mohammadi, Robinson Nguyen, Jerald Allen Teixeira, Kevin Patrick Sluga CA $29,689,952 in restitution David sentenced to 17 years and 7 months, Jennifer sentenced to 5 years probation. Department of Justice

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