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Fourteen Indicted in New York Over $20 Million Mortgage Loan Fraud

Fourteen defendants have been indicted on charges in connection with a massive mortgage fraud conspiracy that was perpetrated in New York for 10 years, according to an announcement made by Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and George Venizelos, assistant director in charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI, and Carl DuBois, Sheriff of Orange County, New York.

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New York AG Commits More Funds to Homeowner Protection Program

The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will be committing up to $40 million to aid organizations that work through the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP) to provide housing counseling and legal services to struggling homeowners, Schneiderman announced on Monday.

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Alleged Real Estate Fraud Leads to New York Man’s Indictment

According to SIGTARP, Zherka secured the loans for the purchase and refinance of apartment complexes across the country, lying all the while about the purchase prices of the real estate, the amount of the down payments he was making, and his assets, income, and tax returns. He also misrepresented the circumstances of a court judgment made against him in 2000 for assault and breach of contract, the special inspector general's office said.

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New York AG Announces State Loan Program to Prevent Foreclosures

The government of New York is taking further steps to try to stem the tide of foreclosures that still lingers in the Empire State today. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the launch of the New York State Mortgage Assistance Program, or NYS MAP, which will provide targeted small loans to families with the aim of helping them avoid foreclosure.

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