Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Last week the former executive of DocX in Alpharetta pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud conspiracy charges.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Monday announced he charged an Alpharetta woman, with racketeering for her alleged role in authorizing the "robo-signing " of mortgage documents filed in Michigan. The felony charge against Lorraine Brown, former president of mortgage document processor DocX, comes a week after the U.S. Department of Justice announced Brown had entered a guilty plea on similar federal charges. The USDOJ said Brown admitted her participation in a six-year scheme to prepare and file more than 1 million fraudulently signed and notarized mortgage-related documents with property recorders’ offices throughout the United States. The federal plea, to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, was entered before U.S. …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. It does not indicate a conviction.
UPDATED Aug. 24, 2012 A Milton bank employee has been charged after an Alpharetta doctor told police he suspected identity theft on Aug. 14. The employee, through her attorney, has refuted any charges. "Mrs. Neeta Renner is a financial services consultant who has been employed in good standing with PNC Bank and its predecessor, RBC, since 2006. She adamantly denies any allegation that she has committed any crime in connection with her duties," said attorney Peter Odom in a release dated Aug. 24. Her accuser told Alpharetta police that he received a letter from the PNC bank branch in Milton, advising him of confirmation of a change to his home address. He said he never authorized any address change to his account. He said a branch employee …
Monday, October 24, 2011
The mortgage brokerage owner pleaded guilty in July to conspiring to obstruct a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him.
Monday, October 24, 2011
A 46-year-old Alpharetta man was sentenced today, Oct. 24, to nine months in federal prison on charges he conspired to obstruct justice in a sexual harassment lawsuit. James Pefanis, 46, of Alpharetta, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice relating to false evidence and testimony presented to a federal court in a sexual harassment lawsuit. The prison term will be followed by three years of supervised release. Pefanis pleaded guilty to the charge on July 30. According to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, the charges and other information presented in court: Pefanis was the owner and CEO of “AME Financial Corp.,” a mortgage brokerage firm in Alpharetta. In October 2007, an …