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South Florida Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for $20 Million Mortgage Fraud

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

In early February, the Miami Herald reported that Marco Laureti, a 46-year-old man from South Florida had been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in perpetrating a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme. Late last year, Mr. Laureti was convicted of several counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to… Read More »

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What Can I Do if I am Charged with Mortgage Fraud?

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According to the FBI, mortgage fraud is “any material misstatement, misrepresentation or omission relied upon by an underwriter or lender to fund, purchase or insure a loan.” Mortgage fraud can be committed by an individual seeking a mortgage to purchase a home or a lender looking to turn a profit. There are many different… Read More »

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St. Petersburg Real Estate Agent Sentenced to Eight Years for Mortgage Fraud

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Mortgage fraud can refer to a variety of activities done in an attempt to obtain a mortgage loan when one would normally not be offered to an applicant. For example, falsifying or omitting information contained within a mortgage loan application to to obtain a loan for an individual who would not otherwise qualify for… Read More »

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Florida Politician Embroiled in Mortgage Fraud Allegations

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

A Florida government official is currently facing federal charges for allegations of mortgage fraud, stemming from activity allegedly occurring over a three-year period. According to the website www.loansafe.org,  the North Miami mayor, in addition to three other individuals, was recently indicted in federal court on a total of 14 fraud-related charges. Prosecutors report that… Read More »

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Florida Mortgage Fraud Suspects Headed to Court

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Three Florida residents are on trial this week as defendants in an extensive mortgage fraud case, according to a report in the Daytona Beach News Journal. The Volusia County residents have been the subject of a 3 ½ year FBI investigation, which resulted in allegations that they defrauded millions of dollars from banks through… Read More »

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