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Mortgage Fraud

Real estate scheme gets man 5 years in prison

A Tucson man convicted of running a real estate investment scam was sentenced to five years in prison.

October 11, 2013 3:57 pmLoading…

Ex-loan officer from Tucson pleads guilty in fraud scheme

A former Tucson loan officer pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering Monday in U.S. District Court and is facing between 18 and 24 months in federal prison.

January 09, 2013 2:36 pm

Horne's lawyer defends use of mortgage funds

PHOENIX - Attorney General Tom Horne had the legal authority to contribute $50 million the state got from a nationwide mortgage settlement toward helping balance the state budget, Horne's lawyer told the Arizona Court of Appeals Monday.

November 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Lender is accused of fraud in US lawsuit

NEW YORK - The latest federal lawsuit over alleged mortgage fraud paints an unflattering picture of a doomed lender: Executives at Countrywide Financial urged workers to churn out loans, accepted fudged applications and tried to hide ballooning defaults.

October 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Judge says seizure of $50M by Arizona is OK

PHOENIX - State lawmakers did nothing wrong when they seized $50 million out of the settlement Arizona got with mortgage lenders, a judge ruled Wednesday.

October 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Ariz. sweep of mortgage-help funds illegal, judge told

PHOENIX — An attorney for housing advocacy groups asked a judge today to void a decision by lawmakers to take $50 million from the cash Arizona got as its share of a nationwide mortgage fraud settlement.

August 22, 2012 1:26 pmLoading…

Judge asked to block state mortgage bid

PHOENIX - An attorney for two Arizonans at risk of losing their homes asked a judge Thursday to block lawmakers from raiding a special fund designed to help prevent foreclosures.

May 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

GOP plays it cautious in $8.6 billion state budget

PHOENIX - Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate gave final approval late Tuesday to a nearly $8.6 billion spending plan for the coming year.

May 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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