Tuesday, May 05, 2015

WV Woman Who Fell Behind On House Payments Now Faces Up To Five Years For Creating & Submitting Phony Documents In Court In Attempt To Save Home From Foreclosure

From the Office of the U.S. Attorney (Martinsburg, West Virginia):
  • Amanda Bishop, 35, of Martinsburg, was convicted [] in federal court after she submitted fraudulent mortgage documents during court proceedings, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

    An investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed that Bishop fell behind on her mortgage payments and subsequently created and submitted to the court fake bank statements purporting to show that she had made mortgage payments in the amount of $1,848.00 on Nov. 17, 2010 and Dec. 15, 2010.

    Bishop pled guilty [] to one count of “False Declaration Before Court,” for which she faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.(1) Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Source: Martinsburg woman convicted of falsifying mortgage documents.

(1) Apparently, banksters have de facto immunity from prosecution for the crime of "False Declaration Before Court" when engaging in similar conduct (ie. creating and submitting phony documents in court in connection with a foreclosure matter).