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Feds crack down on foreclosure auction scams

SAN FRANCISCO — At the height of the financial crisis, bargain hunters would gather each week on county courthouse steps to bid on foreclosed properties throughout Northern and Central California. The inventory lists were long, especially in hard-hit areas such … Continue reading

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Real estate investors plead guilty of rigging auctions

Two real estate investors who do business in San Mateo County have pleaded guilty to mail fraud and rigging public foreclosure auctions outside the Redwood City courthouse by agreeing not to bid against each other, according to the Department of … Continue reading

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Hells Angels accused of mortgage fraud

(09-27) 17:48 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — A Bay Area mortgage broker has been charged with conspiring to arrange more than $10 million in fraudulent home loans for clients who included two leaders of the Hells Angels, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur’s Ambitious Plans Go Up in Smoke

It is an industry that blossomed in the oversize metal warehouses of old-line Oakland businesses. Established trucking, plumbing and construction companies, scrambling for work in a down economy, opened their doors to Mr. Ebyam’s cannabis farms, thought to be the … Continue reading

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