ghettofraud

 

There are so many cases of housing fraud but the real story is the light sentences and fines people get for stealing millions. Cause they ghetto:


Fourteen Palm Beach County Housing Authority (Palm Beach County) subsidized housing
recipients or landlords were each arrested and charged in the 15th Judicial Circuit Court,
Wellington, FL, with allegedly committing public assistance or homestead exemption fraud,
grand theft, or an organized scheme to defraud. In addition, Palm Beach County housing
recipient Stephanie Porter entered into a pretrial diversion and agreed to perform 25 hours of
community service and pay Palm Beach County $2,660 in restitution, and former housing
recipients Sonya Stewart and Anthony Brides were collectively sentenced to 48 months
supervised release and ordered to pay Palm Beach County $62,215 in restitution for their
earlier guilty pleas to committing grand theft or public assistance fraud. Between April 2001
and July 2010, the above defendants allegedly failed to report income, assets, unauthorized
residents, or the subleasing of their subsidized units, and from January to December 2009,
Stewart failed to report the criminal histories of authorized residents on housing certifications.
Collectively, the above defendants obtained more than $590,000 in housing assistance they
were not entitled to receive.
Michael Chezan and Calvin Early, a Chicago Housing Authority (Chicago) Section 8 landlord and
former Chicago housing recipient, were each indicted in U.S. District or Cook County Circuit
Courts, Chicago, IL, for allegedly committing theft, theft by deception, or mail fraud. In addition,
former Chicago housing recipient Hubert Williams was sentenced to 9 months home detention
and 27 months probation and ordered to pay HUD $24,218 and the SSA and others $56,485 in
restitution for his earlier guilty plea to committing theft of government funds, and former
Chicago Section 8 landlord Jonathan Hon was sentenced to 30 months incarceration and 5 years
supervised release and ordered to pay HUD $200,000 and others $1.89 million in restitution for
his earlier guilty plea to committing wire fraud. Between July 2002 and July 2008, Chezan
allegedly provided false documents and obtained housing assistance payments for properties
he did not own, Early allegedly failed to report his receipt of dual housing subsidies, Williams
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failed to report income and used the Social Security number (SSN) belonging to another
individual, and Hon failed to report the sale of his subsidized properties and provided
fraudulent documents used by unqualified borrowers to obtain conventional mortgages.
Collectively, the above defendants obtained about $404,218 in housing assistance and $56,486
in SSA and other benefits they were not entitled to receive.
Thirty-four current or former Georgia Department of Community Affairs subsidized housing
recipients were each arrested and charged in various Georgia Courts, GA, with allegedly making
false statements and writings, committing theft by taking or deception, or obtaining public
assistance through fraud. Between April 2004 and January 2010, the above defendants
allegedly provided false information or failed to report income, accurate household
compositions, or unauthorized residents on housing certifications and collectively
obtained $376,329 in housing assistance they were not entitled to receive.
Nine New York City Housing Authority (New York City) housing recipients or landlords were
each charged in U.S. District Court, Manhattan, NY, with allegedly making false statements or
committing theft of government funds. In addition, New York City housing recipient Rhonda
Jordon was sentenced to 36 months supervised release and ordered to perform 100 hours of
community service and pay New York City $37,783 in restitution for her earlier guilty plea to
making false statements to HUD. Between May 2002 and July 2010, Jordan admittedly and the
remaining defendants allegedly failed to report income, assets, their nonresidency and the
subleasing of their subsidized unit, dual housing subsidies, accurate household compositions, or
familial relationships to their Section 8 landlords or used the identity of another and attempted
to obtain housing assistance. Collectively, the above defendants obtained $358,848 in housing
assistance they were not entitled to receive.
Angie Quiroz and Konrad Seisl, a former Easton Housing Authority Section 8 tenant and
landlord, were each indicted in U.S. District Court, Boston, MA, for allegedly committing a
conspiracy and theft of public money. In addition, former Chelsea Housing Authority (Chelsea)
public housing tenant Lizbeth Valerio and Boston Housing Authority (Boston) Section 8 tenant
Martine Bastien were collectively sentenced to 24 months and 1 day incarceration, 1 year
probation, and 3 years supervised release and ordered to pay Chelsea and Boston $75,114 and
the SSA and others $110,592 in restitution for their earlier conviction or guilty plea to making a
false claim to a government agency or committing mail fraud, identity theft, or larceny.
Between 1995 and January 2010, Quiroz and Seisl allegedly (Valerio was found guilty) and
Bastien admittedly failed to report income, assets, or unauthorized residents on housing
certifications and collectively obtained
$105,534 in housing assistance they were not entitled to receive.
Five current or former Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission (Montgomery
County) subsidized housing recipients were each charged in Montgomery County District Court,
Baltimore or Silver Spring, MD, with allegedly making false statements or committing public
assistance fraud and theft. In addition, former Montgomery County housing recipient Rogie
Hancock was sentenced to 4 years supervised probation and ordered to pay Montgomery
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County $22,386 in restitution for her earlier guilty plea to making false statements. Between
June 2004 and May 2009, the above defendants allegedly and Hancock admittedly failed to
report income on housing certifications and collectively obtained about $100,806 in housing
assistance they were not entitled to receive.
Jennifer Mathias-Kraft and Harrison Fobb, former Adams County Housing Authority (Adams
County) housing recipients, were each charged in Adams County District Court, Thornton, CO,
with allegedly committing theft or forgery. In addition, former Adams County housing recipient
Jacquelyne Garcia was sentenced to 2 years probation and fined $1,658 for her earlier guilty
plea to committing forgery. Between 2004 and 2009, Mathias-Kraft and Fobb allegedly and
Garcia admittedly failed to report income or accurate household compositions on housing
certifications and collectively obtained $93,436 in housing assistance they were not entitled to
receive.
April Brown, Tamara Cunningham, and Shakeya Dorsey, McKeesport Housing Authority housing
recipients, were each charged in Allegheny County Court, McKeesport, PA, with allegedly
committing theft by deception. The above defendants allegedly failed to report income on
housing certifications and collectively obtained $93,173 in housing assistance they were not
entitled to receive.
Five former Salt Lake City or Salt Lake County Housing Authorities authorized and unauthorized
housing recipients or a landlord were each charged in Utah State Court, Salt Lake City, UT, with
allegedly obtaining housing assistance through fraud. In addition, former Salt Lake City housing
recipient Katinia Tuupo was sentenced to 36 months supervised probation and ordered to pay
Salt Lake City $23,963 and the
Utah Workforce Services $5,775 in restitution for her earlier guilty plea to attempted housing
and public assistance fraud. Between November 2005 and January 2010, the above defendants
allegedly and Tuupo admittedly failed to report income or unauthorized residents on housing
certifications and collectively obtained $86,982 in housing assistance they were not entitled to
receive.
Shichella Wiley, a former Indianapolis Housing Agency (Indianapolis) Section 8 tenant, was
charged in Marion County Superior Court, Indianapolis, IN, with allegedly committing theft,
welfare fraud, and perjury. In addition, former Indianapolis housing recipient Annette Perry
pled guilty to committing welfare fraud, and Indianapolis Section 8 tenant Jonessa Gillespie was
sentenced to 2 years electronic monitoring and 1 year probation and ordered to pay
Indianapolis $20,651 in restitution for her earlier guilty plea to committing welfare fraud.
Between 2005 and 2010, Wiley allegedly and Perry and Gillespie admittedly failed to report
income, accurate household compositions, or their criminal histories on housing certifications
and collectively obtained $86,648 in housing assistance they were not entitled to receive.
Nelson Torres, Isabel Gonzales, and Ana Rodriguez, a Brookhaven Housing Authority Section 8
landlord and tenants, were each arrested and charged in Suffolk County District Court, Coram,
NY, with allegedly committing grand larceny and offering a false instrument for recording. From
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2005 to August 2010, the above defendants allegedly failed to report assets or their joint
residency on housing certifications and collectively obtained about $85,000 in housing
assistance they were not entitled to receive.
Tracy Webster, a former Cambridge Housing Authority Section 8 tenant, was arrested and
charged in U.S. District Court, Cambridge, MA, with allegedly making a false statement. From
May 2005 to August 2008, Webster allegedly failed to report income on housing certifications
and obtained $81,828 in housing assistance she was not entitled to receive.