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Sacramento Woman Found Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Anna Sorokina Kuzmenko, 33, a Sacramento-area woman, was found guilty of two counts of wire fraud related to mortgage fraud scheme in which she was a participant.

According to the court documents and evidence presented during the trial, she acted as a straw buyer for a house in Carmichael, applying for two loans to cover the entire purchase. She falsely claimed she was an orthodontist (she is not) earning $36,000 per month (she does not), had $42,000 in her bank account (she had very little), said she was a U.S. citizen (she is not) and never lived in the house, although she stated she would reside there.

The bank had been told the price of the home was $1 million but the seller accepted $800,000 and gave the overage back to the participants, which included Anna Kuzmenko‘s husband and other family members.

The house was ultimately foreclosed on by the bank after Ms. Kuzmenko defaulted on the mortgage.

No word on what the final (HUD-1) settlement statement looked like from escrow or how the scheme was detected.

Anna Kuzmenko was prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner’s Office.  “Mortgage fraud cases can be very challenging, but this office has developed considerable expertise in prosecuting them,” stated U.S. Attorney Wagner. “We are pleased that the jury held Ms. Kuzmenko accountable for her crime, and we will continue our efforts to hold accountable those who enriched themselves through fraud, and who contributed to the financial meltdown that hit our communities so hard.”

Read the original article in the CelebrityExaminer.

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