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Former Dunkirk Mayor Sentenced For Using Campaign Contributions For His Own Personal Benefit

Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today former City of Dunkirk Mayor Richard L. Frey, 85, of Dunkirk, NY, who was convicted of wire fraud involving a scheme to defraud his mayoral campaign and his supporters by stealing campaign contributions for his personal benefit, was sentenced to six months home confinement by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $54,361.30

Long Island Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Defrauding Homeowners In Loan...

Earlier today, David Gotterup was sentenced at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to 15 years in prison for leading a loan modification scheme that defrauded distressed homeowners. Gotterup pleaded guilty on June 16, 2016, to conspiring to commit wire, mail and bank fraud. In addition, as part of the sentence, the Court ordered Gotterup to pay $2,500,050 in forfeiture.

Property Manager Of Poughkeepsie Housing Project Sentenced For Stealing HUD Funds

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that CARL IMMICH, formerly the property manager of Harriet Tubman Terrace Apartments, a Section 8 Housing Complex in Poughkeepsie, New York, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. United States District Judge Cathy Seibel imposed today’s sentence

Five Defendants Charged In White Plains Federal Court With A $33 Million Mortgage Fraud...

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Christina Scaringi, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Northeast Region of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), today announced the unsealing of an Indictment charging five defendants

Former Chairman Of The Village Of Hempstead Housing Authority Indicted In Connection With Bid...

A four-count superseding indictment was unsealed today in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging Cornell Bozier with one count of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and three substantive counts of federal program bribery. From April 2011 to April 2013, Bozier served as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners (the Board) at the Village of Hempstead Housing Authority (the VHHA).

Second Defendant Pleads Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Alagi Samba, 46, of Bronx, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution, before U.S. District Judge Laurence J. Vilardo. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine

Long Island Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Homeowners In Multi-Million Dollar Loan Modification Scheme

Earlier today, David Gotterup pleaded guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to conspiracy to commit wire fraud by defrauding distressed homeowners in a loan modification scheme. When sentenced, Gotterup faces up to 30 years in prison, as well as restitution, criminal forfeiture, and a fine.

Ex-Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defrauding New York Power Authority

A former senior investigator of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) pleaded guilty today to charges of conspiring to defraud NYPA and for filing a false 2010 tax return to hide substantial income from the government, the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service and the New York State Inspector General announced

Construction Service Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Conspiracy and Tax Violation Involving Contract...

The owner of a Bardonia, New York, construction service company pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and filing a false tax return, the Department of Justice, the IRS and the New York State Inspector General announced today.

Court-ordered Consent Decree Resolves Civil Suit Alleging Defendants Engaged in Schemes to Defraud the...

Brooklyn, NY - April 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Benton J. Campbell, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, today announced that Madison Home Equities, Inc., a mortgage lender located in Carle Place, Long Island, and Madison’s president, Nadine Malone, have entered into a consent decree and judgment that permanently enjoins them from making loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), an agency of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Fannie Mae Left Holding Nearly $44 Million in Unpaid Principal in Refinanced Mortgage Loans

New York, NY - March 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Benton J. Campbell, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, announced that Leib Pinter, a former executive of Olympia Mortgage Corp., was sentenced today to 97 months in prison for orchestrating a scheme to defraud Fannie Mae in connection with mortgage loans which Fannie Mae owned but were refinanced through Olympia. Pinter was also ordered to pay more than $43 million in restitution to the victims of his fraud scheme. The sentencing proceeding was held before United States District Judge Sandra L. Townes at the U.S. Courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, and followed Pinter’s guilty to a wire fraud conspiracy on September 11, 2008.

Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit with Albany, New York, Developers

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 18, 2008 - The Justice Department today reached a Fair Housing Act settlement with New York developers Bruce Tanski, the Bruce...

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Assembly Passes Bill to Expand Protections for Tenants In Building Foreclosure...

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Judiciary Committee Chair Helene Weinstein and Assemblymember Jaime Williams today announced the Assembly's approval of legislation to further protect tenants who enter into rental agreements after building foreclosure actions have begun.

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Rep. Zeldin Statement in Support of the Property Tax Reduction Act

Last night, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) addressed his colleagues in the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1871, the Property Tax Reduction Act, which was introduced in the House by fellow New York Representatives, Congressman Chris Collins (R, NY-27) and Congressman John Faso (R, NY-19). The Property Tax Reduction Act would shift to the state level the local share of Medicaid costs currently paid by all New York counties outside of New York City