Hudson Valley Developer Admits To HUD Kickback Scheme

Hudson Valley Developer Michael Barnett Pleads Guilty To Participating In A Fraudulent Kickback Scheme Hudson Valley Developer Michael Barnett of Ulster County pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud lenders. He also made false statements to HUD in connection with his development of Vineyard Commons. Vineyard Commons is a luxury residential complex in Ulster County, New […]

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FHA Says Down Payment Programs Not A Scam

FHA And HUD-OIG Duke It Out Over Legitimacy Of Down Payment Programs   FHA is expected to rebuff a report from the Office of the Inspector General of HUD that heavily criticized down payment programs and questioning why low-income borrowers are charged higher interest rates for FHA loans that utilize down payment assistance. The HUD-OIG […]

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HUD-OIG Special Agent Found Guilty Of Mortgage Fraud

HUD-OIG Special Agent Herschell Harvell, Jr. Made False Statements To Acquire A Mortgage Loan   After a one week trial, a federal jury has convicted HUD-OIG Special Agent Herschell Harvell, Jr., a former Special Agent in Charge with the HUD-OIG, of two counts of making false statements to First Tennessee National Bank, N.A. According to Acting U.S. Attorney […]

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Ring Master Of $64 Million FHA Mortgage Fraud Scheme Pleads Guilty

Hector Hernandez Directed His Employees To Falsify Information In A $64 Million FHA Mortgage Fraud Scheme   Hector Hernandez, a Miami-area real estate developer and owner of Great Country Mortgage Bankers, his business partner and a senior mortgage underwriter each pleaded guilty to a FHA Mortgage Fraud Scheme. The mortgages written by Great Country Mortgage Bankers caused […]

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