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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.

Couple on Lam in Asia Face Prison for Mortgage Fraud
March 24 -- A former Shorewood, Minn., couple is headed for federal prison after more than a decade eluding authorities while living and doing business in Thailand and China.

DOJ, FBI Criticized for Lack of Mortgage Fraud Actions
March 24 -- Despite all the fraud committed and money stolen in the housing crisis and crash of 2008, the masters of Wall Street won't be subjected to perp walks now, or probably ever.

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Mar 28 Walter Ryan Macapaz, Tony David Maldonado, Buffy Marie Lawrence, Lisa Carol Ross TX $22,000,000 Macapaz sentenced to 108 months, Moldonado sentenced to 24 months, and Lawrence sentenced to 12 months. Department of Justice
Mar 28 Cynthia Gayle Hirsch, Michael Duraine Cowan, Stephen Mark Hilliard, Berta Laura McFaddin TX $27,000,000 Motions hearing held.
Mar 27 Chad E. Foster AL Multiple properties Indicted. Department of Justice
Mar 27 Eric Elegado, Charmagne Elegado, Theodore Cohen, Minh Nguyen, Regidor Pacal, Alexander V. Garcia, Roman Macabulos, Ramin Lotfi, Roderick Huerto CA $50,000,000 Eric and Charmagnee each sentenced to 41 months. Department of Justice
Mar 27 William Barry Blythe CA $320,257 in restitution Pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Mar 26 Trina Tahir, Derrick Reuben Smith, Michael Gipson OK $860,000 Tahir sentenced to 24 months. Department of Justice
Mar 25 Lawrence Michael Day, Donna Shirley Cobb, Michael Jerome Edwards, Scott Cameron Sherman, Donald Lee Mattox TX Multiple properties Day pleaded guilty. Department of Justice
Mar 24 Michael David Scott MA $199,000 Arrested and arraigned. Department of Justice
Mar 24 Amy Robinson, James Thomas Webb NC $2,613,046 in restitution Robinson sentenced to 18 months. Department of Justice
Mar 24 Jason Andrew Vitulano, Marc A. Gross FL $7,554,328 in restitution Vitulano sentenced to 77 months, Gross sentenced to 5 years probation. Department of Justice
Mar 24 Jayson Peter Costa, David Crisp, Carl Cole, Caleb Lee Cole, Jennifer Anne Crisp, Michael Angelo Munoz, Jeriel Salinas, Sneha Mohammadi, Robinson Nguyen CA $7,500,000 in losses Costa sentenced to 78 months. Department of Justice

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