Loan Fraud

Personal Loan Scams And Frauds Protections Advices

Every market is driven by demand, and the financial services industry is no different. With the industry’s growth and the entrance of new participants, there is also an undesirable corollary that has been appearing more frequently. This frightening trend of con artists disguising themselves as reputable financial institutions is robbing individuals of their money. This is particularly true when it comes to loan fraud in India, as has become clear from the growing amount of news coverage of victims who have lost money, property, and in the worst cases, even their lives, as a result of such fraudulent lending scams ... Read more

Financial Fraud: Barrie Osborne Was Charged By Indictment With Conspiracy to Commit Wire And Bank Fraud And Loan Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams and Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced that Barrie Osborne, 76, of Celebration, Florida, was charged by Indictment with with conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $7 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and pre-pandemic Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, and to launder the proceeds of the illegal scheme. The Indictment alleges that, beginning in about January ... Read more

Financial Fraud: Peter Cash Doye And Raquel Reid Plead Guilty For Their Roles In a Massive Real Estate Fraud Scheme

JURY CONVICTS SAN DIEGO EXECUTIVE AND BROKER OF $50 MILLION REAL ESTATE FRAUD Defendants Used La Jolla and Del Mar Mansions to Defraud Lenders SAN DIEGO – Following a two-week trial, a jury returned guilty verdicts on all counts against finance executive Peter Cash Doye and notary public and real estate broker Raquel Reid for their roles in a massive real estate fraud scheme that generated nearly $50 million in fraudulently-obtained loan proceeds. The evidence presented at trial demonstrated that Doye and Reid defrauded lenders into making enormous loans against four multi-million dollar mansions in La Jolla and Del Mar, ... Read more

Financial Fraud: Ima Maria Isham Pleaded Guilty to Fraudulently Obtained Loan Proceeds From Several Federally Insured Banks

Resident of The Colony Admits Role in $10 Million Fraud DALLAS — Ima Maria Isham, 22, of The Colony, Texas appeared this morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Rebecca Rutherford and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas. Isham faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Restitution is mandatory. Isham remains on bond; a sentencing date was not set. According to documents filed in the case, beginning in March 2015 and continuing until March 2016, Isham, along with ... Read more

Loan Fraud: Jason J. Keating Sentenced For Fraudulent Loan-Modification Scheme

Toledo-area men sentenced to nine and seven years in prison for stealing more than $1.1 million through fraudulent loan-modification scheme Two Toledo-area men were sentenced to prison for stealing more than $1.1 million from hundreds of people through a fraudulent loan-modification scheme, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland office. Jason J. Keating, 38, of Toledo was sentenced to nine years in prison while and Christopher J. Howder, 40, of Perrysburg, was sentenced to seven years in prison. Keating was ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution while ... Read more

Loan Fraud: Jeffrey Spanier – Owner of Amerifund Capital Finance, LLC – Convicted For Elaborate Stock-Loan Fraud Scheme

Owner of Stock Lending Firm Convicted by Jury in $100 Million Stock-Loan Fraud Scheme For Further Information, Contact: Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph J.M. Orabona (619)546-7951or Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael G. Wheat (619) 546-8437 SAN DIEGO – Jeffrey Spanier, a 51-year-old former owner of Amerifund Capital Finance, LLC located in Boca Raton, Florida, was convicted by a federal jury today for his role in an elaborate stock-loan fraud scheme in which executives and shareholders of publicly traded corporations collectively lost over $100 million when the stock they pledged as collateral for loans was immediately sold in order to fund the loans. ... Read more

Loan Fraud Scheme: TIMOTHY G. FISHER -President of First Farmers Financial LLC – Guilty Of Million Sham Loan Scheme

President of Florida-Based Financial Firm Guilty of Money Laundering in $179 Million Sham Loan Scheme CHICAGO — The president of a Florida-based financial firm has pleaded guilty to a money laundering charge in connection with the sale of $179 million in sham loans to a Milwaukee investment company. TIMOTHY G. FISHER was the president and chief operating officer of First Farmers Financial LLC when the company sold 26 non-existent loans to a Milwaukee investment firm for $179 million.  The company submitted documents to the Milwaukee investment firm that falsely created the appearance that the loans had been issued to borrowers in ... Read more

Paul Watterson Sentenced For Role In Multimillion-Dollar Mortgage Fraud

Property Manager Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For Role In Multimillion-Dollar Mortgage Fraud CAMDEN, N.J. – A property manager was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud financial institutions as part of a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on over-developed condominiums in the Wildwood, New Jersey, area, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Paul Watterson, 55, of Mountainside, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count ... Read more

Examples of Financial Fraud: FBI and Department Of Justice Investigations 2016

These examples of financial fraud are exposed by the FBI and Department of Justice, those cases were executed in 2016 and are the most important. Leader of Multi-Million Dollar Bank ‘Bustout’ Scheme that used Counterfeit Checks Sentenced On May 19, 2016, in Los Angeles, California, Jae Ho Chung was sentenced to 63 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $2.1 million in restitution to a variety of banks. Chung pleaded guilty in October 2015 to two counts of bank fraud. According to court documents, the overall scheme involved approximately $15 million in losses, but Chung was directly involved in ... Read more

Loan Fraud: Courtland Gettel And Jeffrey Greenberg Steal More Than $30 Million

Coronado Businessman and Arizona Lawyer Steal More Than $30 Million SAN DIEGO – San Diego businessman Courtland Gettel and Arizona attorney Jeffrey Greenberg pleaded guilty this week to participating in a massive scheme in which they obtained tens of millions of dollars in fraudulently-obtained loan proceeds. The conspirators generated the money by taking out huge loans against multi-million dollar homes in La Jolla and Del Mar, then pretending those loans had been paid off in order to secure more loans from new lenders — who were led to believe by forged documentation that the homes were debt-free. To pull of ... Read more

Loan Modification: Brian Kandefer Fraudster Sentenced

Brian Kandefer, 37, San Diego, California, was sentenced to 121 months imprisonment and ordered to pay $1.4 million dollars in restitution after his guilty plea to wire fraud and money laundering. Loan Modification According to documents in the case, K2 Capital Management Inc. did business as US Mortgage Bailout and with physical offices located in La Jolla, California.  Brian Kandefer was a 50% owner of K2 Capital Management Inc. dba US Mortgage Bailout and dba  US Mortgage Bailout purported to be and advertised as mortgage “loan experts” which had “helped thousands of homeowners avoid foreclosure.”  US Mortgage Bailout sold ... Read more