7 People Charged with Lansing-Area Mortgage Fraud

By: News 10
By: News 10

Seven people are charged with running a mortgage fraud scheme in the Lansing area for three years. Eric Williams, Aaron Teachout, Isaac Modert, Mario Giannandrea, Rick Artibee, Dennis Sare and Nicole Burda were arrested Thursday. Federal prosecutors say they would apply for mortgages, split the money and let the houses go into foreclosure. Prosecutors believe they stole $1.7 million that way from 2005 through 2007. They could get 30-years in prison if convicted.


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  • by laurie on Aug 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM
    they didnt kill anyone they didnt have anything to do with drugs so throw them in prison and we will pay for that for 30 years smart thinking??? put the murders in prison the rapists come on 30 years are you serious.........
  • by Andrew Location: Lansing on Aug 3, 2012 at 08:41 PM
    Well not to right a wrong but they want to give these individuals hefty sentences but the people involved in killing that little girl awhile back during the home invasion are going to be out sooner than these guys...hhmmm...another example of a flawed system.
  • by Connie Location: Lansing on Aug 2, 2012 at 06:14 PM
    Gee, it would be awesome if a few of the bankers who ripped off people who legitimately applied for mortgages would get a jail sentence too. Not saying what these people did was right, just saying it's amazing how fast they get jailed while bankers are still out and doing business as usual.
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      by Neal on Aug 3, 2012 at 04:38 PM in reply to Connie
      Amen to that, Connie.
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      by Kathy on Aug 3, 2012 at 05:19 PM in reply to Connie
      I agree with Connie. the banks are ripping people off daily and they are not being punished!!! So sick!!!
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