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Risk of Mortgage Fraud Declines
Feb. 28 -- Lenders faced less risk of mortgage fraud during the final three months of 2013. But on multi-unit properties, borrowers were over three times more likely to lie about occupancy than on single-unit transactions.

Mortgage Fraud Fugitive Assaults Federal Prosecutor
Feb. 25 -- A convicted mortgage-fraud fugitive who had been missing for eight months assaulted a federal prosecutor in an open courtroom in downtown Detroit this afternoon, just hours after getting nabbed in Saline.

Jail for Fincl Planner in Frmr NFL Player's Criminal Case
Feb. 24 -- A former financial planner from Bucks County was sentenced Friday to 20 months in prison for his role in a mortgage scheme that defrauded a dozen banks of about $2 million over a three-year period ending in May 2010.

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Feb 27 Mariano Vincente Cano AZ $745,942 in losses Sentenced to 14 months. IRS
Feb 27 James Lee Bishop, Clay McCormack TN Multiple properties. Community Bank and First South Bank victim lenders. Bishop pleaded guilty.
Feb 26 Lacie Devine, Roslyn Long, Michael Ross, Curtis Callier, Ronzell Mitchell, Christi Wyatt TX $3,718,702 in losses Devine pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Feb 25 Herschell Harvell, Jr., Tavus Wright GA Multiple properties Indicted. Department of Justice
Feb 24 Carlyle "Carl" Lee Cole, Caleb Lee Cole, Jennifer Anne Crisp, Michael Angelo Munoz, Jayson Peter Costa, David Marshall Crisp, Jeriel Salinas, Sneha Mohammadi, Robinson Nguyen, Julie Dianne Farmer CA $29,180,837 in restitution Carlyle sentenced to 17 years and 7 months, Caleb sentenced to 6 months. Department of Justice
Feb 24 Jerry Goh, Vathany Teng, Lina Ma TX $2,100,000 in restitution. Prosper Bank victim lender. Goh sentenced to 7 months. Department of Justice
Feb 24 Ronnie Duke MI $100,000,000 Assaulted prosecutor during arraignment on bond-skipping charge.

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