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Appraiser Gets 1.5 Yrs in $100 Mil Mortgage Fraud Case
Nov. 1 -- A Jefferson Hills, Pa., woman told a federal judge on Thursday that her insecurities led her to help her brother commit a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud and lie about threats to her husband, a federal drug enforcement agent.

3 Yrs for New Orleans Lawyer in $50 Mil Mortgage Fraud
Oct. 31 -- A New Orleans lawyer who was working in Las Vegas as a real estate agent was sentenced to three years in prison in a mortgage fraud operation that scammed more than $50 million from financial institutions, U.S. District Judge Philip M. Pro announced today.

X-Wife of Pastor in Mortgage Fraud Case Gets No Prison
Oct. 31 -- PHILADELPHIA -- The estranged wife of a pastor with a criminal history in Berks County expressed remorse Wednesday for writing checks in a scheme that defrauded a New York bank of $6.4 million in home loans.

Former Pastor Sentenced to 14 Yrs for Mortgage Fraud
Oct. 30 -- PHILADELPHIA -- A former Pottstown, Pa.-area pastor with a criminal history in Berks County denied any wrongdoing before being sentenced Tuesday to federal prison for defrauding a New York bank of $6.4 million in home loans.

Wholesale AE, Broker-Husband Admit to Mortgage Fraud
Oct. 28 -- A subprime wholesale lending account executive and her husband, who was a mortgage broker, have admitted to defrauding her now-defunct employer using fake income and employment documents.

Financial Advisor Got $1.3 Mil in Fraud Mortgages
Oct. 28 -- A North Side Columbus, Ohio, financial adviser who defrauded banks with his real-estate purchases was sentenced to a day in prison today and ordered to pay back more than $400,000.

Date Defendants State Amount of Loans Overview Source
Nov 1 Kimberly Baldwin, Lewis Whoolery PA $1,700,000 in restitution Baldwin sentenced to 19 months.
Oct 31 David M. Mark NV $50,000,000 in losses Sentenced to 3 years.
Oct 30 Joyce Wilkerson, Michael Wilkerson Sr., Denise Haines, Lee Garell PA $6,400,000 Joyce Wilkerson sentenced to 4 years probation.
Oct 29 Michael Wilkerson Sr., Denise Haines, Joyce Wilkerson, Lee Garell PA $6,400,000 Michael Wilkerson sentenced to 14 years and 2 months. Department of Justice
Oct 28 Robert E. Haines Jr., Ryan K. Blankenship OH $1,300,000 Haines sentenced to a day.
Oct 28 Lester Soto, Isaac DePaula, Adilson Silva, Klary Arcentales, Rodrigo Costa, Michael Rumore, Antonio Pimenta NJ $30,000,000 Soto pleaded guilty. Department of Justice

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