Category Archives: Mortgage Fraud
Mortgage Fraud Leads to Prison Sentence
When mortgage companies defraud the federal government or the state, they incur huge risks. One Miami-area mortgage company owner recently learned that lesson the hard way. Hector Hernandez owned and operated Great Country Mortgage Bankers, a mortgage lender in Miami. After a recent guilty plea, he was sentenced to 11 years in prison for… Read More »
Mortgage Fraud, Magnified (and the Lucie Tondreau fiasco)
In my last post, I spoke in general about what mortgage fraud looks like, and how the economic downturn of the late ‘00s has exposed countless such frauds in Florida and around the nation. Strictly speaking, mortgage fraud can be accomplished by one crooked borrower who provides false information on a loan application (income,… Read More »
Mortgage Fraud in Florida: We’re Number 1 (Unfortunately)!!
Mortgage fraud has been a hot button issue for the federal government ever since the wave of major bank failures that began in 2008. The 16th Annual LexisNexis Mortgage Fraud Report was recently released, finding that as the economy improves and the housing industry rebounds, mortgage fraud (particularly application fraud) continues to be on… Read More »