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Report: Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae Ignored ‘Red Flags’ in Fraud Case

A report filed last week by the Office of Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) states that GSEs Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae ignored "red flags" with regards to a mortgage fraud scheme perpetrated by lenders Taylor, Bean, and Whitaker and Colonial Bank, which resulted in billions of dollars in losses for the GSEs.

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Three Charged in Massive Mortgage Modification Scam

Three men were arrested and charged in connection with what is believed to be one of the biggest mortgage modification schemes ever perpetrated, according to an announcement made by Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), and Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

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Mayor Indicted in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

A mayor in the Miami area has been suspended by Florida Gov. Rick Scott following a federal indictment alleging mortgage fraud. According to a report from the Miami Herald, North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau was suspended Tuesday after appearing in court to face charges related to her role in an $8 million fraud scheme.

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Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Scheme

The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) announced that Delio Coutinho pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The New Jersey-based Coutinho admitted to his role in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused millions of dollars in losses.

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Mortgage Fraud Rises in 2013, Continuing Trend

For the second straight year, Washington, D.C., is the place lenders are most likely to encounter mortgage fraud, according to the annual Mortgage Fraud Risk Report released by Interthinx. This continues the rising trend in fraud risk observed over the past three years as inventories shrink, prices rise, and markets stabilize.

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OIG: Mortgage Fraud Not a Top Priority at DOJ

An audit performed by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that mortgage fraud wasn't prioritized as highly as claimed in public statements by the Department of Justice. The audit was released by Michael Horowitz, Inspector General.

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Connecticut Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Mortgage Scam

The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) announced Tuesday that Robert Ilunga, of Naugatuck, Connecticut, was sentenced last Friday to 18 months in federal prison for operating a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme. Ilunga will serve three years of supervised release upon his release from prison.

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