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Over Decade in Prison for Attorney for Mortgage Fraud
Feb. 7 -- A spiritual promise wasn't enough to keep a Plum, Pa., attorney from spending 11 years and three months in prison for running a $1.7 million mortgage fraud, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Mortgage Brokers Sued by DOJ for Mortgage Fraud
Feb. 7 -- Two mortgage brokers operated a conspiracy in which they gave lenders false information to obtain loans used for speculative real estate investments in Charlotte, N.C., according to two federal civil lawsuits filed Wednesday.

Mortgage Fraud Prevention Firm to be Acquired
Feb. 6 -- A mortgage industry service provider that helps lenders identify mortgage fraud risk and prevent fraud on home loans is being acquired.

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Feb 6 Kinard Henson, Nicholas Tarsia, Mashon Onque, Timothy Ricks, NJ $15,000,000 Henson pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Feb 6 Lisa Gerideau-Williams PA Multiple properties Sentenced to 135 months. Department of Justice
Feb 5 Darryl Burke, Vicki Garland, Osvaldo Sanchez, Rafael Amador, Devon Fraser, Chiquita Alexis FL Multiple properties Burke and Garland convicted at trial. Department of Justice
Feb 5 Joshua Hankins, Scott Sopko NC $2,700,000 Civil lawsuit filed.
Feb 4 Jim Sotolongo FL Multiple properties Judge formally rejected lenient plea agreement.
Feb 4 Robert Ilunga, Winston Shillingford, Marleen Shillingford CT Multiple properties Ilunga sentenced to 18 months. Department of Justice
Feb 4 Klary Arcentales, Lester Soto, Linda Cohen NJ Multiple properties Arcentales pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Feb 4 Gari-Mark Thomas CT $184,000 in losses. Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Feb 4 Jun Michael Dirain, Moctezuma Tovar, Manuel Herrera, Ruben Rodriguez, Jaime Mayorga, Sandra Hermosillo, Christian Parada Renteria CA $10,000,000 Dirain pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Feb 3 Jared Fanning, Michael Abobor, Daniel Ofei, Emeka Udeze, Shola Risikat Balogun MD $13,000,000 Fanning sentenced to 22 months. Department of Justice

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