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Mar 14, 2014

Report: Justice Department didn’t prioritize mortgage fraud

The Justice Department didn’t ensure that mortgage-fraud cases in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis were made a priority at a level equal to its public statements, an internal watchdog said.

Feb 27, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court justices try to calculate mortgage fraud restitution

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tried to figure out during oral arguments Tuesday in Robers v. U.S., No. 12-9012, just how much restitution was owed to a victim of bank fraud under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act.

May 20, 2011

Man sentenced in mortgage fraud case

A federal judge sentenced a St. Louis man to a year and a day in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that targeted Spanish-speaking residents.

Oct 25, 2009

Mortgage firm wins jury defense verdict

Clarion Mortgage Capital received a defense verdict in a mortgage fraud case brought against the company by a Kansas City woman. The case is fifth in a series of nine similar claims recently brought against the company. Margaret Stanley applied for a cash-out refinance loan to remodel her home. The loan was brokered by Clarion […]

Apr 10, 2009

Man pleads guilty to $12.6 million mortgage fraud scheme

A Raymore man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to his role in a $12.6 million mortgage fraud scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas City said. The scheme involved 25 upscale residential properties in Lee’s Summit and Raymore. Jerry R. Emerick, 39, owns and operates Ty Construction and Residential Contracting, which built the homes. Emerick […]

Feb 12, 2009

‘Exponential rise’ in mortgage fraud seen by FBI

The economic crisis has sparked an increase in criminal fraud, including an “exponential rise” in mortgage scams that is straining the FBI’s resources, a leader of the agency said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has more than 1,800 open investigations into mortgage fraud, more than double the number in fiscal 2006, Deputy FBI Director John […]

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