LawFuel.com – Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Christy Romero, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“SIGTARP”), and George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today the unsealing of an Indictment in Manhattan federal court charging GUY SAMUEL, the co-owner of a company that purported to provide mortgage modification services, and four former employees of the company, ANTHONY BLACKWELL, ANGEL GONZALEZ, JONATHAN LYONS, and AREN GOLDFADEN, for their alleged participation in a multimillion-dollar scheme that victimized more than 500 financially struggling homeowners across the country.
The defendants were arrested earlier this morning and will be presented in Manhattan federal court this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels.
Also unsealed today were the guilty pleas of SCOTT SCHREIBER and DARRELL KEYS in connection with their participation in the scheme. SCHREIBER pled guilty pursuant to an Information before U.S. District Judge Robert P. Patterson on October 16, 2013, and KEYS pled guilty pursuant to an Information before U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet on September 19, 2013.