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Ms. Helen M. Albert was appointed as the acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in June 2017. The Department’s mission “is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality, affordable homes for all.” The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to promote the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of HUD programs to assist the Department in meeting its mission. As Acting Inspector General, Ms. Albert is the senior official responsible for audits, evaluations, investigations, and oversight efforts relating to HUD's programs and operations.

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Indictment Details Charges in Conspiracy to Defraud Financially Distressed Homeowners, Financial Institutions

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A Johnston-based real estate investment firm, the company’s founder, and a person who held himself out to be a negotiator on behalf of financially distressed homeowners but who was, in reality, associated with the real estate investment firm, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges they participated in a series of schemes to defraud homeowners and financial institutions
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Real Estate Developer Among Four Individuals Charged in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

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A federal grand jury has indicted a real estate developer and three others for allegedly participating in a mortgage fraud scheme that defrauded financial institutions out of at least $3 million.
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Case Manager and Property Agent Plead Guilty to Stealing Federal Funds Designated to Help...

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Camelia Revels, a former case manager at HOPE Atlanta, and Katrise Jones, a property agent, have pleaded guilty to a criminal information charging them with conspiring to steal approximately $124,000 in federal funds intended to help homeless veterans.
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Guaranteed Rate to Pay $15 Million to Resolve Allegations it Knowingly Caused False Claims...

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Guaranteed Rate, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $15.06 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) by knowingly
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Union County Man Arrested For Mortgage Fraud And Defrauding The Orange Public Library

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A Union County, New Jersey, man was arrested today by federal agents on charges of mortgage fraud and scheming to defraud the Orange Public Library, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
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Mortgage Short Sale Negotiator Sentenced for Defrauding Mortgage Lenders

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The principal and co-founder of a North Andover mortgage short sale assistance company was sentenced yesterday in connection with defrauding mortgage lenders and investors out of nearly $500,000 in proceeds from about 90 short sale transactions
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CRA/LA Agrees to Pay $3.1 Million to Resolve Alleged Misuse of Federal Funds for...

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CRA/LA agreed to pay $3.1 million to resolve allegations that its predecessor violated the False Claims Act by knowingly failing to comply with federal accessibility laws when it financed and assisted
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Mortgage Short Sale Negotiators Charged With Defrauding Mortgage Lenders

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The principals and co-founders of a North Andover mortgage short sale assistance company were charged today in connection with defrauding mortgage lenders and investors
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Former Chairman Of Rochester Housing Authority Facing Additional Charges In Superseding Indictment

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U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned a 28-count superseding indictment charging George H. Moses, 50, of Rochester, NY
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Undocumented Immigrant Sentenced for Stealing Citizen’s Identity and Public Housing Benefits

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An undocumented immigrant who refuses to disclose his true identity was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with using another person’s identity for over 40 years
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U.S. Attorney for the Virgin Islands to Spearhead Disaster Fraud Training

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On Thursday, July 18, U.S. Attorney for the Virgin Islands Gretchen C.F. Shappert will kick off a two-day training session for HUD Community Development and Block Grant – Disaster Recovery grantees, sub-grantees and contractors, and law enforcement agencies.
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Fugitive in Multi-Million Dollar Bank Fraud Scheme Named in Grand Jury Indictment Alleging Series...

A longtime fugitive was named today in a nine-count indictment that alleges he participated in a $9 million loan fraud scheme that targeted Wells Fargo Bank. Napoleon Olarte, 40, who is believed to be in Venezuela after fleeing the United States approximately eight years ago, was indicted late this afternoon by a federal grand jury.
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Former Ft. Myers Housing Director Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Thousands

Fort Myers, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that Twaski Jackson (38, Lee County) today pleaded guilty to a two count information charging him with stealing and embezzling thousands of dollars from the City of Fort Myers Housing Authority and the Lee County Housing Authority.

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

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Recovering Rental Debt with Skip Tracing

Many landlords decide to use letting agencies to manage their properties, and this saves them a lot of time and hassle. Letting agents deal with all aspects of the tenancy, from carrying your checks and referencing to dealing with repairs and rental payments. When it comes to the latter, one issue that both letting agents