Crime Beat

September 16, 2015
Devitoe Farmer, a self-proclaimed Sovereign Citizen, illegally took possession of three properties owned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and located in Memphis, Tennessee. Farmer’s scheme was discovered when employees of a property management firm contracted by HUD to...
February 5, 2015
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John Lee Norris and Julie Tina Hatcher, who were married, operated Reaper Investment Partners, LLC (RIP); Hydra International; and Death Productions LP; which maintained an office in Mission, Kansas, before moving to Kansas City, Missouri. Norris and Hatcher contacted homeowners and others who were...
June 26, 2013
On June 22, 2011, the principal operators of Mortgage Planners, Inc., Hudson, Wisconsin, were charged with one count of Racketeering by the State of Minnesota for their role in the fraudulent origination of 65 FHA insured loans. On that date, Hennepin County Attorney, Michael Freeman, stated, “...