Two Long Island couples have been arrested on bank fraud and conspiracy charges after allegedly short selling a foreclosure property to a Hempstead Catholic school, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
Naquan Reyes, 29, is accused of killing a woman so that she wouldn’t cooperate with police regarding his alleged phony check cashing scam.
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice and her husband were indicted Monday on additional fraud charges.
The couple submitted fraudulent mortgage and other loan applications from 2001 through 2008, a year before their show debuted on Bravo, making phony claims about their employment status and salaries, the indictment said.
Two suspects stand charged with trying to hire a hit man, to kill the federal judge and prosecutor who sent one of them to prison for bank fraud.
Song-Ja Park, described as a minor player in the scheme, was spared jail time by U.S. District Judge Katherine Hayden.
Dragos Osanu is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport after pleading guilty last year to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
Police are searching for a woman in connection to an identity theft ring with approximately 500 victims.
Federal agents rounded up 53 Korean-Americans Thursday in a scheme which officials said involved stealing the identities of Chinese foreign workers.