KANSAS CITY, MO - May 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two more defendants have pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to mortgage fraud schemes, including a $12.6 million conspiracy that involved 25 upscale residential properties in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Raymore, Missouri and a property-flipping scheme in Kansas City, Missouri.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) is supporting bi-partisan legislation ensuring that certain nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity are protected from troubling mortgage restrictions that could impact the way affordable housing is provided to needy families
Missouri Housing Development Commission Provides Millions in Mortgages and Assistance to First-Time Homebuyers
Kansas City, MO - December 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Even in the face of a challenging economic environment, Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) continues to provide quality affordable housing to the low- and moderate-income residents of Missouri. In addition, due to innovative programs and partnerships, MHDC has been able to continue its lending programs for first-time homebuyers with mortgage revenue bond financings and a commitment to homebuyers for assistance with down payment and closing costs.
KANSAS CITY, MO - December 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Matt J. Whitworth, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that seven Kansas City, Mo., residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a mortgage fraud scheme that involved the purchase of a $605,000 house in Parkville, Mo
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - November 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Russell Todd McBride, of Creve Coeur, was sentenced on a mortgage fraud scheme involving the sale of residential real estate located in Sikeston, MO, Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap announced today. After sentencing, the district court remanded McBride to the custody of the United States Marshals to commence serving his sentence.
With Agent Pools Shrinking, VA Home Loans and Refinances Skyrocketed in FY 09. COLUMBIA, MO - November 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Veterans and their families are buying homes in record numbers, but only a handful of Missouri real estate agents are capitalizing on that windfall.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today made the following statement on Ranking Member Darrell Issa’s call to subpoena all records and documents related to the Countrywide VIP Program in which special mortgage rates were promised to lawmakers in return for political support for what was once the nation’s largest mortgage originator
October 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Treasurer Clint Zweifel will be in St. Louis on Thursday, October 8 to launch the revamped Missouri Linked Deposit Program, a low-interest loan program he administers. Treasurer Zweifel will be at LipoSpectrum, a local life science company specializing in state-of-the-art lipid analysis using patented technology developed at Washington University. LipoSpectrum, located in the St. Louis Enterprise Center's Midtown location uses the Missouri Linked Deposit Program. Borrowers using the loan program usually save about 30 percent on their interest costs.
ST. LOUIS, MO - October 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Milton H. Ohlsen III was sentenced to 30 months in prison on bank fraud charges after overstating his income on his home mortgage application, and in a separate case, sentenced to 30 months in prison on a firearms charge, Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap announced today. The sentences are to run concurrently. In addition to the prison sentence, Ohlsen was ordered to pay restitution of $99,871
SPRINGFIELD, MO - October 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Matt J. Whitworth, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Wichita, Kan., man and a Carl Junction, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a $1.2 million mortgage fraud scheme
Jefferson City, MO - September 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) --Attorney General Chris Koster will meet with both Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner and Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington, D.C., tomorrow to discuss Missouri's efforts to pursue businesses engaged in mortgage fraud. Geithner and Holder invited Koster and several other Attorneys General from around the nation to meet with them to discuss the problem and possible solutions. Also present at Thursday's meeting will be HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and FTC Chair Jon Liebowitz.
Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) is now offering a refinance program to help Missouri homeowners make their monthly mortgage payments and avoid foreclosure. The program is designed for responsible homeowners who need assistance with the closing costs associated with refinancing their existing mortgage, as well as those who need a reduction in their first mortgage principal balance in order refinance their existing home loan
California Man Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy, Money Laundering $12.6 Million Scheme Involved...
KANSAS CITY, MO - August 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Matt J. Whitworth, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Anaheim, Calif., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a $12.6 million mortgage fraud conspiracy that involved 25 upscale residential properties in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Raymore, Mo.