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Fraud Mastermind Uses Straw Buyer To Pull Off $2.1 Million Mortgage Theft
Posted on 30 Oct 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

A six-count indictment has been filed in federal court charging Derryl L. Tanner and Julie A. Becker with engaging in a $2.1 million mortgage-fraud scheme. Tanner and Becker are accused of conspiring in 2006 to defraud several lending institutions related... Read More

Lender Allowed To Foreclose But Punished By Court For Violating Consumer Fraud Act
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Peter J. Gallagher

A New Jersey trial court has issued an interesting opinion, [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], allowing a lender to foreclose but imposing significant limitations on the lender because the court concluded that the lender had violated... Read More

"Just One Victory" By Bank Over Todd Rundgren In Foreclosure Fight
Posted on 20 Aug 2014 by Peter J. Gallagher

Todd Rundgren is a well known musician, songwriter, and producer. Most of his hits came out in the 1970's and early 1980's and are therefore a bit before my time. However, he was thrust back into the limelight when Liv Tyler shot to fame in the... Read More

Struggling Homeowners Scammed By $1,995 Guaranteed Home Loan Modification Scheme
Posted on 28 Oct 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

In an elaborate loan-modification scheme, more than 90 homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments have been defrauded out of at least $250,000. Robert Walker, who has been indicted on 21 counts of mail fraud and two counts of wire fraud, is... Read More

Federal Court Refuses To Dismiss Government’s Statutory Claims against Mortgage Originators That Allegedly Defrauded HUD
Posted on 15 Oct 2013 by Ballard Spahr LLP

A federal judge recently rejected motions to dismiss in a suit in which the U.S. government alleged that two mortgage originators and their officers defrauded the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) into insuring risky mortgage loans. ... Read More