Three Charged in Mortgage Modification Scheme

Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), and Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, today announced the unsealing of charges against Ped Abghari, a/k/a “Ted Allen,” Dionysius Fiumano, a/k/a “D,” and Justin Romano for engaging in a mortgage modification scheme that defrauded over 8,000 … Read more

Mortgage Banker Faces Jail Time While Others Already Sentenced for TBW and Colonial Bank Fraud

Delton de Armas, a former chief financial officer (CFO) of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. (TBW), pleaded guilty today to making false statements and conspiring to commit bank and wire fraud for his role in a more than $2.9 billion fraud scheme that contributed to the failures of TBW and Colonial Bank. The guilty … Read more

California Attorneys Arrested and Booked for Taking Money From Consumer for Mortgage Help

The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) and California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the arrests of the owners and managing attorney of a law firm that took thousands of dollars in up-front loan modification fees for services that were never performed for homeowners, many of … Read more

Former Bank President Pleads Guilty to Attempted TARP Theft and Fraud

Jerry Williams (51), formerly of Naples, Florida, and currently residing in Fort Worth, Texas, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making false statements to federal regulators. Williams faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. “Williams is another senior bank executive … Read more

Heartless Criminal Activity In Foreclosure-Related Scam

Last week a man whom operated a foreclosure-rescue scam agreed to plead guilty after collecting $1.6 million from 1,100 distressed homeowners. The man, Frederic Alan Gladle, of Austin, Texas, ran his scam in Los Angeles and elsewhere where he falsely promised the owners of more than a thousand distressed properties that they could indefinitely postpone … Read more