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Mortgage Company President Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Ginnie Mae

The president and founder of a Falmouth mortgage company pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with defrauding the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) out of approximately $2.5 million.

Acton Couple Arrested for Defrauding the Treasury Department of Over $50 Million in Tax...

An Acton couple was arrested today and charged with defrauding the U.S. Treasury Department of more than $50 million in tax free energy grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Christopher N. Condron, 45, and Jessica Metivier, 41, were charged in an indictment unsealed today with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States with respect to claims and three counts of wire fraud. They were released on conditions following an initial appearance in federal court in Boston today

Former Quincy Man Indicted for $1.7 Million Real Estate Fraud Scheme and Ex-Wife Indicted...

A man who had been a fugitive for more than 20 years before his arrest in Florida in April 2017, was indicted yesterday in connection with a $1.7 million real estate investment fraud scheme in Quincy, Mass. His ex-wife was also indicted for lying about the whereabouts of her former spouse prior to his arrest.

Taunton Woman Pleads Guilty to Social Security and Housing Assistance Fraud

A Taunton woman pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston today to concealing information and making false statements in order to receive Social Security disability benefits and Section 8 housing assistance to which she was not entitled.

Former Framingham Housing Authority Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Rent Payments

A Milford woman pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with embezzling over $70,000 in rent payments owed to the Framingham Housing Authority (FHA). Rosa A. Famania, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling money from an agency receiving federal funds. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris scheduled sentencing for March 14, 2017

Mortgage Lender and CEO Agree to Settle to Resolve Allegations of False Insurance Claims

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has reached a $1,025,000 civil settlement with First American Mortgage Trust, d/b/a NXTLoan.com, a small mortgage lender based in Brighton, Mass., and its founder and CEO, Barry S. Polack, in connection with allegations that they submitted false insurance claims on mortgages insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

Hingham Woman Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

A Hingham woman was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston for defrauding mortgage companies in connection with multiple mortgages she obtained on a single residence. Denise Bruce, 56, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to two years in prison, five years of supervised release and restitution of $2,810,497. In May 2016, Bruce pleaded guilty to five counts of bank fraud.

Former Roxse Homes Worker Sentenced for Taking Bribes

A former maintenance technician for Roxse Homes, a subsidized housing development in Boston, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston for his role in a scheme to rent apartments at the housing development to individuals who were not qualified, in exchange for cash bribes

Former Framingham Housing Authority Employee Charged

A Milford woman was charged today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with stealing over $70,000 in rent payments owed to the Framingham Housing Authority (FHA). Rosa A. Famania, 33, was charged in a criminal complaint with one count of theft concerning a program receiving federal funds

Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit involving North Attleboro Apartment Complex

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Justice Department today announced an agreement with J & R Associates, the owner and operator of the Royal Park Apartments in North Attleboro, Mass., to resolve allegations of discrimination against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Involving North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Apartment Complex

The Justice Department today announced an agreement with J & R Associates, the owner and operator of the Royal Park Apartments in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, to resolve allegations of discrimination against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act

Former Executive Director of Chelsea Housing Authority Sentenced for Rigging Inspection Process

BOSTON - June 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The former Executive Director of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) was sentenced in federal court today for his role in rigging the inspection process for federally-funded housing units.

Former Executive Director of Chelsea Housing Authority Charged with Conspiring to Defraud the United...

BOSTON - October 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The former Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) as well as an inspection consultant were charged today for their roles in rigging the inspection process for federally-funded housing units at the CHA.

Dorchester Man Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud and Identity Theft

BOSTON - May 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Dorchester man was sentenced yesterday for operating a mortgage fraud scheme to sell his own home and to buy other residential properties.

Former Quincy Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion Schemes and Theft from Federal Housing...

BOSTON - March 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A former Quincy man, now living in New Hampshire, was convicted yesterday for carrying out two elaborate tax evasion schemes and theft of federal housing assistance funds.

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