CHARLESTON, WV - July 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Utah man pleaded guilty in federal court for his involvement in a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme linked to properties at a Putnam County, West Virginia. subdivision. Raymond Paul Morris, 51, of South Weber, Utah, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and bank fraud. Morris admitted to participating in the sophisticated multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme in early 2006 along with co-conspirators Deborah L. Joyce, 38, of Hurricane, West Virginia, and Michael Hurd, 37, of Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - October 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A federal grand jury returned an eight-count indictment Wednesday afternoon charging Portia R. Louder, age 40, and Chad Louder, age 41, both of Highland, with criminal violations of federal law in connection with what the indictment alleges was a scheme to profit from loans fraudulently obtained from mortgage lenders.
November 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Three of 10 defendants charged in a mortgage fraud case were sentenced yesterday in Boise by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. Michael J. Hymas, 59, formerly of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced to 21 months in prison, three years of supervised release, 80 hours of community service, and $544,647 in restitution for wire fraud. Hymas pled guilty to the charge in March 2010. Shauntee K. Ferguson, 33, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced to five years of supervised release, 80 hours of community service, and $365,829.69 in restitution for making a false atatement to a financial institution.