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Attorney in Mortgage Fraud Raid Takes Action
Jan. 23 -- The Sanger, Calif., attorney arrested a week ago on suspicion of perjury and falsifying documents in a statewide real estate scam has filed a claim against the state of California seeking $1 million in damages for a commando-style raid on his family's home.

Realtor Busted for Short Sale Fraud
Jan. 23 -- OAKLAND, Calif. -- A 47-year-old Fremont woman was arrested Wednesday for conspiring to commit bank fraud in connection with a fraudulent short-sale home scheme, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

NFL Pro Bowler, Mother Arraigned for Mortgage Fraud
Jan. 22 -- MOUNT HOLLY, Pa. -- A former wide receiver for the Eagles and his mother were arraigned Tuesday on charges they conspired to defraud banks in a $690,000 mortgage scheme.

Florida Mortgage Fraud Fugitive Behind Bars
Jan. 20 -- Darryl Burke didn't just break the law for 25 years, federal authorities say, he defied it -- hiding behind aliases while he masterminded millions of dollars worth of fraud, lived it up at his South Florida waterfront "compound" and used his Miami Heat courtside seats to hobnob with celebrities.

Loan Officer Used Mortgage Fraud in Ponzi Scheme
Jan. 20 -- A former loan officer from Henderson, Nev., was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison and will pay $830,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to defrauding at least 16 clients, according to the United States Attorney's Office in Nevada.

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Jan 24 Denise Bonfilio PA Multiple properties Sentenced to 10 years. Department of Justice
Jan 24 Charles Jones TN Multiple properties Arrested and charged.
Jan 24 Richard E. Nobles OH $1,800,000 Pleaded guilty.
Jan 23 JAAV Investments, LLC TX $211,850 Judgment partially reversed on appeal.
Jan 23 Edgar Galdamez MD $515,000 in restitution Sentenced to 18 months. Department of Justice
Jan 23 James Kalpakis NY $4,400,000 Sentenced to 3-1/3 to 10 years. Nassau County DA
Jan 23 Sheldon Feigel CA Multiple properties Fiegel seeking damages for unreasonable search and seizure.
Jan 22 Minerva Sanchez, Agustin Simon CA $355,000 Sanchez arrested. Department of Justice
Jan 22 Dwayne H. Means, Thomas Reusch OH $2,170,000 Means pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Jan 22 Conrad Ulz IL $3,200,000 Indicted. Department of Justice
Jan 21 Michelle Carducci FL $400,000 to $1,000,000 in losses Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Jan 21 Irving Fryar, Allene McGhee NJ $690,000 Arraigned.
Jan 20 Anthony F. D'Agostino IL $20,000,000 in losses Convicted at trial.
Jan 20 Darryl Burke, Vicki Garland FL $15,000,000 Pleaded not guilty. Trial to begin on Jan. 21.

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