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Father & Son Charged with Pushing “Qualified Written Requests” and “Mortgage Audit” Scams

James Timothy Malis, 66 and son Nicholas Malis, 37, were indicted by a grand jury on several felonies in connection with their operation of a mortgage fraud scam. A 13 count indictment for each defendant was returned by a grand jury charging the defendants.  Operating under the name Home Defense Foundation (HDF) and Legacy Group International (LG International), Nicholas and James Malis allegedly pushed […]

Federal Agents Arrest Operators of an “Attorney Backed” Loan Modification Scam in California

Bryan D’Antonio, 47, Brea, California, and Charles Wayne Farris, 53, Aliso Viejo, California, were arrested for operating the Rodis Law Group and America’s Law Group, businesses that allegedly offered bogus loan modification assistance to struggling homeowners. Ronald Rodis, 49, Irvine, California, an attorney, surrendered to federal agents on charges alleging that he participated in, and lent his name and […]

California Lawyer Disbarred for Loan Modification Fraud

Attorney Stephen Siringoringo, 32, Garden Grove, California, bar # 264161, has been disbarred for defrauding homeowners in a loan modification scam. Finding that he posed a “substantial threat” to his clients and the public, and continued to engage in unlawful activities, the State Bar Court has ordered that Siringoringo be prohibited from practicing law.  Siringoringo was placed […]

Search Warrants Served in Loan Modification Scam run by a California Attorney

Siringoringo Law Firm and Clausen & Cobb Management Company, Inc.are the subjects of search warrants, which have been served on five separate locations in the California counties of Orange and San Bernardino, in response to an alleged multi-million dollar loan modification scam. Attorney Stephen Siringoringo and his wife Kendi Smith-Siringoringo were taken into custody and booked by officers from the Westminster […]

Feds arrest California real estate agent accused of short-sale fraud

Federal authorities arrested a California real estate agent accused of helping a homeowner commit fraud in the short-sale of his home. Minerva Sanchez, 47, was arrested at her Fremont home, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Sacramento. She was later arraigned in San Jose federal court, where she pleaded not guilty to conspiring to […]