Settlement Agent Found Guilty of Federal Charges In Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud...

Settlement Agent Found Guilty of Federal Charges In Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Edward Dacy, 76, most recently of West Melbourne, Fla., has been found guilty by a jury of 10 counts of conspiracy, bank fraud, and mail fraud stemming from a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme involving 45 properties and $16 million in mortgage loans used for the purchase of residential real estate in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

The verdict, returned March 25, 2015, was announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Vincent H. Cohen, Jr.; Olga Acevedo, Special Agent in Charge of the Mid-Atlantic Region, Office of the Inspector General, Federal Housing Finance Agency; Julie DeMello, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD-OIG); and Andrew G. McCabe, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.

The verdict followed a trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Honorable Reggie B. Walton scheduled sentencing for June 19, 2015. This completes a three-year investigation relating to this mortgage fraud scheme. A total of nine individuals have admitted their guilt through guilty pleas or were found guilty after trial.

“Mortgage fraud victimizes innocent homeowners and weakens our economic future,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Cohen. “This settlement agent was supposed to be a check on mortgage fraud, but he instead joined this multi-million dollar rip-off scheme. This guilty verdict demonstrates our commitment to bringing justice to the fraudsters who fall lure to the promise of easy money and in the process harm innocent people and businesses.”…

(Source: USAO, DC)

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