‘Victims of Syndicated Mortgage Investments’ fight back against regulator and the Law Society of Ontario

Toronto (September 16, 2019) – The collective ‘Victims of Syndicated Mortgage Investments’ (VOSMI) demand further investigations in the conduct of their lost syndicated mortgage investments. After, they were poorly informed about the potential risks that come...

Almost a quarter of millennials think it’s okay to lie on mortgage applications, according to Equifax survey

Toronto (September 9, 2019) – The results of the most recent Equifax survey suggest that nearly a quarter of Canada’s millennials (23 per cent) think, it’s okay to lie about their income on mortgage appications. That is almost double the amount of the general...

Mortgage and vehicle sale fraud brings remorseful fraudster five-year prison term

Calgary (July 25, 2019) – Giovanni Bartolotti has been sentenced to five years imprisonment and to pay restitution of $161,665 for mortgage and vehicle sale fraud. Crown prosecutor Steven Johnston and defense counsel Peter Hoare offered a joint submission to the...

Alleged ‘shadow’ mortgage broker implicated in dozens of shady deals

Jan. 9, 2018 (courtesy of CBC.ca)- B.C. financial authorities have identified a woman accused of acting as a 'shadow' mortgage broker by feeding altered tax documents to licensed professionals on behalf of dozens of people who wouldn't otherwise qualify for loans....

Edmonton man charged in $5.5 million Ponzi scheme

July 24, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Edmonton police say they have uncovered a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme involving hundreds of fraudulent mortgage loans. Police allege Timothy Carruthers facilitated 257 fraudulent bridge mortgage loans worth a total of $5.5...

Allegations of inflated property values at centre of RCMP syndicated mortgage fraud investigation

July 19, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) -Inflated property values and the promotion of non-qualifying investments as being RRSP-eligible are some of the key allegations made by the RCMP in a search warrant application it filed to authorize an April raid on six...

Alberta RCMP lay charges in multimillion-dollar fraud case

May 29, 2018 (Courtesy of the Canadian Press) - RCMP have arrested and charged two people in a multi-million dollar fraud case involving hundreds of investors in Alberta. Investigators say two people in Calgary that operated a company called Base Finance Ltd. raised...

Mortgage firm that raised funds for Fortress halts operations: FMP advises clients it is surrendering brokerage licence after several developments that have had negative impact

April 27, 2018 ( Courtesy of Globeandmail.com) - A mortgage brokerage firm that raised millions from investors to finance projects for Fortress Real Developments Inc. has notified clients that it is going out of business. FMP Mortgage Investments Inc. sent a letter...

Fortress used a third of investors’ money for commissions, fees, new documents show

April 24, 2018 (Courtesy of Globeandmail.com) - More than one-third of the money raised from investors to provide syndicated mortgage loans for Fortress Real Developments Inc.'s building projects was paid out as cash commissions to salespeople and as consulting fees...

RCMP raid 6 locations in GTA as part of syndicated mortgage fraud investigation

April 16, 2018 (Courtesy of cbc.ca)The RCMP raided six properties in the Greater Toronto Area Friday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into syndicated mortgage fraud. Police would not confirm what company or companies the locations searched are tied to,...

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Mortgage firm that raised funds for Fortress halts operations: FMP advises clients it is surrendering brokerage licence after several developments that have had negative impact

Mortgage firm that raised funds for Fortress halts operations: FMP advises clients it is surrendering brokerage licence after several developments that have had negative impact

April 27, 2018 ( Courtesy of Globeandmail.com) - A mortgage brokerage firm that raised millions from investors to finance projects for Fortress Real Developments Inc. has notified clients that it is going out of business. FMP Mortgage Investments Inc. sent a letter to...

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