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Realtors, Investor Headed to Prison for Mortgage Fraud
Jan. 10 -- A pair of former Myrtle Beach, S.C., area real estate agents and a property investor were sentenced this week in federal court for their roles in widespread mortgage fraud schemes that helped lead to the decline of this area's real estate market.

FBI Investigating Dallas DA in Mortgage Fraud Case
Jan. 6 -- The mortgage fraud prosecution of millionaire Al Hill III ended months ago, but federal court records indicate that the FBI is still investigating how Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins handled the matter.

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Jan 10 Perry Artates, Ronnette Artates HI Undisclosed Perry sentenced to 45 days, Ronnette sentenced to 5 months.
Jan 10 Edmund Chatham, Steven Connelly GA Multiple properties Indicted. Georgia AG
Jan 10 Robert Mikail, Bing-Sing "Cindy" Wang, Ging-Hwang "Felicia" Tsoa VA $20,000,000 Mikail sentenced to 52 months. Department of Justice
Jan 10 Randy Lee Wilkins, Joseph George Tkac CA $615,000 in losses Wilkins convicted by jury. Department of Justice
Jan 10 Domenico "Dom" Rabuffo, Mae Rabuffo, Diane M. Hayduk, Raymond E. Olivier, Curtis Allen Davis, Victor Miguel Vidal, Lazaro Jesus Perez FL $49,600,000 Indicted. Department of Justice
Jan 10 James Michael Green SC $2,300,000 in restitution Green sentenced to 21 months.
Jan 10 Scott Lemons, Kevin Robinson SC $982,933 in restitution Lemons sentenced to 18 months, Robinson sentenced to 21 months.
Jan 9 Eric Gagnepain, Scot Dasal MO $2,500,000 - $7,000,000 in losses Gagnepain pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Jan 9 David R. Sharrock, Rhonda J. McElroy, Ronald L Kightlinger, Richard W. Balliett OH $1,300,000 in losses Sharrock sentenced to 135 months, McElroy sentenced to 6 months. Department of Justice
Jan 9 Alexander A. Romaniolis CA $5,000,000 Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Jan 9 Thomas Provenzano CT $923,200 Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Jan 9 Raymond Holguin, Jr., Gustavo Pizarro, Michael Franco TX $4,000,000 in losses Holguin sentenced to 41 months, Pizarro sentenced to 18 months. Department of Justice
Jan 9 Sean Ola-Ojo, Angelo Louissaint, Jennifer Johnson NY $1,700,000 Ola-Ojo pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Jan 9 Stephen Mark Hilliard, Michael Duraine Cowan, II, Cynthia Gayle Hirsch, erta Laura McFaddin TX $27,000,000 judgment saught Indicted. Department of Justice
Jan 7 Issa Tardos, Semar Jebreen, Hiam Nissaneh IL $100,000 Pleaded not guilty.
Jan 7 Gregory Wayne Eagle FL $17,000,000 Sentenced to 6 years. Department of Justice
Jan 7 Jill Dail, Jeffrey Dail MD $357,150 in losses Jill pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Jan 6 Al Hill III TX Multiple properties FBI investigating prosecutor.

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