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California “Gang of 7” Facing Indictments for Mortgage Fraud

By Anita Cooper | July 21, 2011
The FBI has charged 7 real estate professionals with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. A federal grand jury indicted licensed real estate agents, Moctezuma Tovar, 42; Manuel Herrera, 31; Ruben Rodriguez, 34; and Jaime Mayorga, 32, and former loan processors Sandra Hermosillo, 49, Jun Michael Dirain, 38, and Christian Parada Renteria, 35 on July 14, […]
US Real Estate

Fraudsters Faking Texas Property Sales with False Deeds

By Mike Wheatley | May 10, 2011
A frightening new real estate scam is growing in popularity right now, and it’s one that is going to force both buyers and owners of vacant properties to have to keep on their toes.
US Real Estate

Woman Gets 4 Years in Prison for Real Estate Scheme

By Tavis J. Hampton | April 7, 2011
A woman in Putnam County, West Virginia is on her way to federal prison after being sentenced for her part in a real estate fraud scheme.  The mortgage fraud involved$ 2.3 million dollars in a housing subdivision called Stonegage in Hurricane, West Virginia, a town with a popular of less than 6,000.  The woman, Deborah […]
US Real Estate

Scammers Keeping Brooklyn Real Estate Crime Unit Busy

By Mike Wheatley | March 29, 2011
The scourge of real estate crime has become so prevalent in Brooklyn these days that even a former city council official has been scammed, according to the district attorney for Brooklyn.
US Real Estate

$2 Million Payout Settles Marshall C. Watson Fraud Case

By Mike Wheatley | March 28, 2011
A law firm based in Florida has agreed a penalty of $2 million which will be paid to the state for their alleged role in the mishandling of foreclosures. This is the first incidence of any kind of deal relating to the issue which began causing uproar last fall.
US Real Estate

Real Estate Fraud Serves as Warning to Investors

By Mike Wheatley | March 22, 2011
A California woman was handed a stiff 12 year prison sentence last Friday after duping hundreds of investors in a scam involving multiple fake real estate projects.
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Dallas Investment Fraud No Good Sign

By Phil Butler | February 19, 2011
A Dallas man has been indicted in connection with a commercial real estate investment scheme, according to U.S. District Attorney John M. Bales. At a time when trust in real estate investments is demanded, it appears trust abuses remain one of America's biggest problems for recovery.
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