US Attorney – Mortgage Loan Originator Sentenced To 51 Months On Multiple Fraud Charges

LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Jonathan I. Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Michael Fithen, Special Agent In Charge, U. S. Secret Service, and Roland H. Maye, Resident Agent In Charge, Office of the Inspector General, Social Security Administration, announced that defendant Marlene Dinnall a/k/a Marlene Henry, Marlene Angela Hall, and Marlene Morris, 48, of Miramar, Florida was sentenced on Friday, May 2, 2008, to 51 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge James I. Cohn. Dinnall was sentenced for her participation on a mortgage and mail and wire fraud scheme that resulted in approximately $1.8 million in fraudulently obtained mortgage loans. At sentencing, the defendant was also ordered to pay restitution to National City Mortgage Company, a lender that suffered actual loss in this case.

According to the court records, Dinnall was a mortgage loan originator with an office in Miami, Florida. She enriched herself by obtaining mortgages from lenders using straw purchasers and submitting false documents, including false loan applications, false employment verification forms, false salary statements, false IRS W-2s, and false bank account statements reflecting high account balances. The defendant also used and caused others to use stolen social security numbers as their personal identification at closings, and participated in the sale of fraudulent identification documents and social security numbers and cards. The defendant also provided false financial documents to an individual, who intended to use the documents to obtain an $800,000 line of credit from a federally insured financial institution.

Mr. Acosta commended the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Secret Service, and the Office of the Inspector General, Social Security Administration. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laurie E. Rucoba.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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