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United States of America v. Rafael Christopher Cirino Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Sinking Spring, PA Man Sentenced 5 Years For Fraudulent Claims

Rafael Christopher Cirino, 36, of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by the Hon. Edward G. Smith, United States District Judge, to a term of 60 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by supervised release for a period of 5 years, as well as a $1,700 special assessment. This conviction was the result ... More...
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Jaime Gonzalez v. Owens Corning Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This appeal involves a putative class action brought by consumers in four states who alleged that Appellees Owens Corning and Owens Corning Sales, LLC (collectively, Owens Corning) sold defective roof shingles and misrepresented the shingles’ expected useful life. Appellants challenge an order of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania denying class certification.... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)

Eleanor Licensing, LLC v. Classic Recreations, LLC

Following a four-day bench trial, the court entered
judgment in favor of Eleanor Licensing LLC and Denice
Shakarian Halicki and against Classic Recreations, LLC, T&D
Motor Company, Jason Engel and Tony Engel (collectively
Classic), ordering that Eleanor Licensing retain possession of a
vehicle identified as “Eleanor No. 1,” which had been
manufactured by Classic pursuant to... More...
   $0 (03-22-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Chukwuma Jonas Osuagwn Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Dallas Man Convicted of Mortgage Fraud Offenses

A federal jury convicted Chukwuma Jonas Osuagwu, 45, of Dallas, on March 15, 2018, following a seven-day jury trial before U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade, of several counts related to a mortgage fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Specifically, Osuagwu was convicted o... More...
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United States of America v. Koryun Hakobyan Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Sacramento, CA - Glendale Man Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud in Carmichael

U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Koryun Hakobyan, 64, of Glendale, to two years in prison for his role as a straw buyer in a mortgage fraud scheme.

According to court documents, Hakobyan was recruited to act as a purchaser of a house in Carmichael. Hakobyan signed the loan application tha... More...
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United States of America v. Celia Nipper, aka Celia Arrand Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - East Bay Resident Sentenced To Over Four Years In Prison For Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, And Related Charges In Embezzlement Scheme

Celia Nipper, aka Celia Arrand, was sentenced on March 15, 2018 to 51 months in prison for committing wire fraud, bank fraud, and filing false tax returns in connection with a scheme to embezzle funds from a real estate technology company, an... More...
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United States of America v. Chukwuma Jonas Osuagwu Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Dallas Man Convicted of Mortgage Fraud Offenses

A federal jury convicted Chukwuma Jonas Osuagwu, 45, of Dallas, following a seven-day jury trial before U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade, of several counts related to a mortgage fraud scheme.

Specifically, Osuagwu was convicted of five counts of bank fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. He faces a maxi... More...
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Edward Davidson v. Seterus, Inc.

At issue in this appeal is whether mortgage servicers can be "debt collectors"
under California's Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the Rosenthal Act; Civ.
Code,1 § 1788 et seq.). There is a split of authority among the many federal district
courts that have considered the issue, and there is a paucity of California authority
addressing the question.
In this case, t... More...
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United States of America v. Mark Stinson Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, TN - Tennessee Staffing Company Owners Sentenced to Prison for Payroll Tax Fraud
Used Funds Withheld from the IRS to Pay for Luxury Cars and Private School

Two former Memphis staffing company owners were sentenced to prison for payroll tax fraud.

Mark Stinson, who was convicted in December 2017 at trial of conspiring to defraud the United States, failing to pay over... More...
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James R. Hagy, III v. Demers & Adams; David J. Demers Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

David Demers, an attorney, sent a letter on behalf of his client to the attorney for James and Patricia Hagy. The letter indicated that the Hagys would not have to pay the balance on their loan and that the lender would not pursue any other remedies against the Hagys. That seemed like good news for the Hagys. Little did Demers know that this epistle would lead to six years (and counting) of litiga... More...   $0 (02-26-2018 - OH)

Phillip J. Singer v. Kenneth Reali, et al. Federal Courthouse - Wilmington, North Carolina

These appeals arise from the dismissal of a securities fraud class action complaint in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The action relates to the healthcare provider reimbursement practices of defendant TranS1, Inc., and four officers thereof —defendants Kenneth Reali, Joseph P. Slattery, Richard Randall, and Michael Luetkemeyer (collectively, the “Officers”) — in connection with TranS1’s A... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - NC)

James Ellis; William Perry v. Fidelity Management Trust Company

Plaintiffs James Ellis and
William Perry brought this certified class action under the
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"),
alleging that Fidelity Management Trust Company, the fiduciary for
a fund in which plaintiffs had invested, breached its duties of
loyalty and prudence in managing the fund. Fidelity won summary
judgment and plaintiffs appealed. B... More...
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United States of America v. Jessica Arong O'Brien Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Federal Jury Convicts Illinois Attorney in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

A federal jury on February 15, 2018 convicted an Illinois attorney of fraudulently obtaining loans related to the purchase, maintenance and sale of properties on Chicago’s South Side.

JESSICA ARONG O’BRIEN fraudulently caused lenders to issue and refinance approximately $1.4 million in mortgage and com... More...
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United States of America v. City and County of Honolulu Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Justice Department Reaches Settlement with the City and County of Honolulu and All Island Automotive Towing for Illegally Auctioning Servicemembers’ Cars

The Justice Department today announced it has reached an agreement with the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii (Honolulu or the City) and its contracted towing company, All Island Automotive Towing (All Island Towing), to... More...
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Carto Properties, LLC Jen Marie Rau, Individually, Key Maps, Inc, and The Jen Marie Rau Life Insurance Trust v. Briar Capital, LP Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Appellants/cross-appellees, Carto Properties, LLC, Jen Marie Rau, individually (“Rau”), Key Maps, Inc., and the Jen Marie Rau Life Insurance Trust (the “Trust”) (collectively, “Carto”), challenge the trial court’s rendition of summary judgment in favor of appellee/cross-appellant, Briar Capital, L.P. (“Briar”), in Carto’s suit against Briar for wrongful foreclosure, breach of contract, tortious in... More...   $0 (02-13-2018 - TX)

Margery Newman v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

At age 56, Margery Newman purchased
a long-term care insurance plan from the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Company (“MetLife”). She opted for one of
MetLife’s non-standard options for paying her insurance premiums;
MetLife called the method she selected “Reduced-Pay
at 65.” When Newman was 67 years old, she was startled to
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discover that MetLife that year mor... More...
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Beebe Roh v. Starbucks Corporation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

While Beebe and Lucas Roh were at
Starbucks on Rush Street in Chicago, Illinois with their two
sons Alexander and Marcus, a wood and metal stanchion fell
onto Marcus Roh’s finger. Marcus’s injured finger had to be
amputated that same day. Beebe sued Starbucks Corporation
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in state court on behalf of Marcus, claiming its negligence
caused Marcus’s injury. In... More...
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United States of America v. Sean Jelen Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, NJ - Former CEO Of Scranton Federal Credit Union Sentenced To 70 Months’ Imprisonment

United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion sentenced Sean Jelen, age 35, of Breezy Point, NY, to 70 months’ imprisonment and four years of supervised release on January 31, 2018, for bank fraud and attempted bank fraud offenses.

According to United States Attorney David J. F... More...
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Leonid Goncharov v. UBER Technologies, Inc.

Plaintiffs Leonid Goncharov, Mohammed Eddine, Alan Freberg, Trevor Johnson,
Peter Kirby, and Jeremy Watt filed a putative class action lawsuit against Uber
Technologies, Inc. (Uber) for providing unlicensed transportation services that
appropriated passengers and income from licensed taxicab drivers. In the second
amended complaint (SAC), plaintiffs alleged Uber failed to comply wi... More...
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United States of America v. Geoffrey S. Walsh District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Former Bank of Oswego Executive Receives Federal Prison Sentence for Fraud

U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon sentenced Geoffrey S. Walsh, a former vice president of the Bank of Oswego, to 30 months in federal prison followed by a three-year term of supervised release. Walsh had previously pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to make false entries in bank ... More...
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United States of America v. Jacquelin Dyer Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA - Controller at Fontana Company Sentenced to over One Year in Federal Prison for Embezzling $1.5 Million from Employer

A Riverside woman who was the controller at a Fontana-based metal forging company was sentenced this morning to one year and one day in federal prison for embezzling more than $1.5 million from her employer.

Jacquelin Dyer, 68, who was t... More...
   $1365556 (01-29-2018 - CA)

SMS Financial XXIII, LLC v. Cornerstone Title Company

A bank made a business loan that was guaranteed by the principals of the business
and secured by a deed of trust on property the principals owned. Years later, the bank
assigned the note and deed of trust to plaintiff SMS Financial XXIII, LLC (SMS). After
the borrower defaulted on payment, SMS undertook preparations to foreclose on the deed
of trust and in the process discovered th... More...
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United States of America v. Bart Sidney Posey, Sr. Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Former Owner Of Springfield, Tennessee-Based Smart Data Solutions, LLC Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar Healthcare Benefits Scheme

Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Impacted 17,000 Victims

Bart Sidney Posey, Sr., 50, a Springfield, Tenn. resident and former owner of the Springfield-based companies American Trade Association (ATA) and Smart Data Solutions (SDS), plea... More...
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Tony R. Jimenez and Cynthia L. Jimenez v. David McGeary Tarrant County Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

In four issues, Tony and Cynthia Jimenez appeal from the trial court’s
judgment awarding possession of real property to Appellee David McGeary. We
In August 2010, Metlife Home Loans foreclosed on the Jimenezes’ home
and then sold the property to Federal National Mortgage Association. Jimenez v.
Fed. Nat’l Mortg. Ass’n, No. 02-15-00229-CV, 2016 WL 36... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

Raphael Bangiyev v. Inna Arzumanova

¶1 Inna Arzumanova (“Wife”) appeals from the property and
debt allocation and the lack of a contempt ruling in the superior court’s
decree of dissolution. For the following reasons, we reverse and remand
for further proceedings consistent with this decision regarding the property
and debt allocation. We treat the appeal as a special action regarding the
contempt issue, see Hend... More...
   $0 (01-23-2018 - AZ)

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