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  1. City Briefs

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a mortgage fraud syndicate. Three men, aged 33 to 52, have been released on bail and they have not been charged. Four more in court over access of personal data Four more people will appear ... Housewife charged with using fake ID to con bank A divorced housewife appeared at Eastern Court yesterday for allegedly using a forged identity card in a mortgage scam, in which two banks ...

  2. Lending to polluting firms risky, banks warned

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... named by Mr Liu and the government has repeatedly signalled the banks to rein in lending to these sectors. Yesterday's statement also instructed lenders to make fighting mortgage fraud ...

  3. Manager in the dock for housing fund fraud

    Posted Oct 15th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Official charged with collusion in Beijing mortgage scam A Beijing court yesterday started examining a key suspect in a mortgage fraud that saw the city's public housing fund ... it was the first fraud case involving the city's public housing fund, which is designed to help medium- to low-income earners buy homes with low-interest mortgages. It comes at a time when ...

  4. Judge slams shower-cap ID parades

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Court yesterday for orchestrating mortgage frauds involving properties worth $38 million, was allowed to wear the disguises in two ID parades. The 'actors' recruited by police to line ... a fair identification parade. Under mortgage schemes prevalent in 2002 and 2003, homebuyers with as little as a $10,000 down-payment were routinely granted a first mortgage covering 70 per cent ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    In the public interest

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:36am by Howard Winn

    ... behaviour". The signs of fraud, particularly mortgage fraud, were everywhere to be seen, yet he says the Department of Justice was notably cautious, a position articulated by Attorney General Eric ... under the criminal law. This is why he blocked a US$285 million settlement between Citi and regulators over alleged mortgage securities fraud in November 2011. He sharply criticised ...

  6. Another huge fraud rocks Bank of China

    Posted Apr 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... left idle since then. The fraud appears to have been an attempt by the developer to raise money to pay for the construction of the project. Mr Wang said the bank had granted mortgage loans ... the bank. 'It's a huge mortgage fraud case- one of the biggest in recent years,' said Li Xiaofeng. 'It would not have been possible to pull it off without some inside help.' ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    US judge bemoans lack of fraud prosecutions on individuals

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 02:56am by Howard Winn

    ... that the US government’s Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, in its final report, uses variants of the word “fraud” no fewer than 157 times. He writes “in describing what led to the crisis, concluding that there was ‘a systemic breakdown’ not just in accountability, but also in ethical behaviour”. According to the report, the signs of fraud, particularly mortgage fraud, were everywhere ...

  8. Official with multiple home loans denies fraud

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... September 2004 and January 2006. Prosecutor Flora Cheng told the judge that Au had dishonestly concealed his existing loans when he applied for the four mortgages. Ms Cheng said the first fraud ... Yvonne Tsui A chief immigration officer has denied fraudulently obtaining more than HK$6.5 million in mortgage loans from three banks. The District Court was told that Louis Au Chun-hung, ...

  9. Questions begin to arise on mortgage loans quality

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... loans through property developers which received financing from the same banks. The practice exposed banks to widespread fraud in which developers used fake mortgages to illegally obtain funds. Last spring, a 644 million yuan mortgage fraud of this nature was uncovered at the Beijing branch of Bank of China, the nation's second-largest commercial bank. The new system is not fool ...

  10. Glut of repossessions a boon for investors

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... deliberately.' Repossessed homes are sometimes blighted by planning disputes or are in areas with high crime rates or widespread mortgage fraud. Buyers are advised to check for liabilities such as unpaid ... Richard Warren The Council of Mortgage Lenders forecasts 65,000 homes will be repossessed in Britain this year, a two-thirds increase on 2008 when 40,000 were taken over. ...




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