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Low-Income Mortgage Fraud in NOLA Gets Protected With Anonymity by DOJ

HEALEY, CASTELLAW and SCHONES made false statements to the FHA in order to assist low-income borrowers in qualifying for FHA insured loans.

New Orleans Man Sentenced For Making False Statements to a Financial Institution

MAY 7, 2019| REPUBLISHED BY LIT: DEC 14, 2021

NEW ORLEANS  U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that PATRICK HEALEY, age 34, of New Orleans, and a former employee of an undisclosed entity, ABC Homes, LLC, located in St. Bernard Parish, was sentenced May 1, 2019 for his role in making false statements to a financial institution.

According to court documents, beginning in or around October 24, 2008 and continuing to on or about May 31, 2009, HEALEY, along with co-defendants JARED CASTELLAW and VALERIE SCHONES made false statements to the Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) in order to assist low-income borrowers in qualifying for FHA insured loans for which they would not otherwise have qualified. In total, due to the acts of the defendants, the FHA suffered a loss in excess of $852,415.

HEALEY was sentenced to time served, supervised release of 5 years, a special assessment of $100, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $852,415.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sharan E. Lieberman and Edward J. Rivera.

California Man and Arizona Woman Sentenced For Making False Statements to a Financial Institution

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NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JARED CASTELLAW, age 34, of Alpine, California, and VALERIE SCHONES, age 54, of Tucson, Arizona, were sentenced on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 for their role in making false statements to a financial institution.

According to court documents, beginning in or around October 2008 and continuing to on or about May 2009, JARED CASTELLAW and VALERIE SCHONES, along with co-defendant Patrick Healey, made false statements to the Federal Housing Administration “FHA” in order to assist low-income borrowers in qualifying for FHA insured loans that they would not otherwise have qualified for. Healey and CASTELLAW are former employees of an undisclosed entity, ABC Homes, LLC, located in St. Bernard Parish. SCHONES worked for XYZ Financial as a loan officer. In total, due to the acts of the defendants, the FHA suffered a loss in excess of $852,415.

Both CASTELLAW and SCHONES were sentenced to time served, supervised release of 5 years, a special assessment of $100, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $852,415.16.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sharan E. Lieberman and Edward J. Rivera.

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The Affordable Homeownership Program in St. Bernard Parish was founded in late August of 2007 as a response to tightening in the credit markets.
Our program serves as means to provide homeownership to families and individuals who are currently unable to qualify for a home or do not have the down payment for a home.

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Low-Income Mortgage Fraud in NOLA Gets Protected With Anonymity by DOJ
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