United States v. Raza, 876 F.3d 604 (4th Cir. 2017)
Compare the following appeal with the articles that follow immediately after, namely the SunTrust settlement and the distressed Homeowner pursuing justice and meaningful relief from our Judiciary.
NOV 20, 2017 | REPUBLISHED BY LIT: AUG 2, 2021
This Criminal Appeal re Mortgage Fraud by Staff in the Loan Department (Mortgages) at Suntrust Bank shows the selective nature of those chosen by the Judiciary to be convicted and sent to jail. The Executives, the responsible Bankers who oversee the staff and department and sign off on financial statements under the penalty of perjury were never brought before a jury for their crimes. Rather, a cash settlement was reached to drop the criminal charges.
That Executive Bankers are not criminally prosecuted is unacceptable. However, America sat back and said, “it’s par for course, we all know corruption, money and power can prevail over the rule of law.” LIT suggests that attitude has to change if you, the people, want change.
KING, Circuit Judge:
In February 2016, the defendants in these proceedings—Mohsin Raza, Humaira Iqbal, Farukh Iqbal, and Mohammad Ali Haider—were convicted by a jury in the Eastern District of Virginia of the offenses of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Those crimes were predicated on a fraudulent mortgage lending scheme centered at the Annandale branch of SunTrust Mortgage in Fairfax County, Virginia.
The defendants have appealed, maintaining that the trial court fatally undermined their convictions by giving erroneous instructions to the jury.