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Philadelphia: Five Indicted in Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Fraud Scheme Involving More Than $14.6 Million in Loans

A 15-count indictment was filed against five defendants charged in a $14.6 million mortgage fraud scheme that resulted in at least 35 fraudulent mortgage loans. Those charged include Edward G. McCusker and John Alford Bariana, owners of Axxium Mortgage, Inc., McCusker’s wife, Jacqueline, and Jeffrey A. Bennett and Stephen G. Doherty, owners of the Doylestown law firm Bennett & Doherty, P.C. Full Story

Miami: Six Remaining Defendants Plead Guilty in $18 Million Fraudulent Investment Scheme

Defendants Jimmy L. Barker, Jr., Theodore Ginocchio, Ronald Bowsky, Jack Maddock, Robert Pozsony, and Rodger Brownson each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with a scheme that defrauded more than 600 investors throughout the United States. Codefendants Robert Ladrach and Marc Rifkin previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and are awaiting sentencing. Full Story

Memphis: Drug Kingpin Sentenced to 24 Life Sentences

After an eight-month trial in federal court, Jamal Shakir was sentenced to multiple life sentences after being convicted in 2008 of multiple murders, being the kingpin of a violent interstate gang-based drug trafficking operation, money laundering, and obstruction of justice. The United States requested the jury sentence Shakir to death, but the jury did not unanimously agree on a sentence as required to impose the death penalty. The presiding judge sentenced Shakir to 16 life sentences, to be followed by an additional nine consecutive life sentences for the murders and the other criminal conduct. Judge Nixon also imposed a forfeiture verdict of $3 million on each of three counts, totaling $9 million. Full Story

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