Chesco launches new anti real estate fraud program

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan (left) and Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery (center) reviewing a real estate transaction with Deputy Recorder of Deeds Ruth Huganir (right). WEST CHESTER — Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery is introducing a new service to his office called Operation Fraud Guard.   Operation Fraud Guard initiates an enhanced review of real estate...

Chesco man pleads guilty to telemarketing scheme charges

PHILADELPHIA – A Downingtown man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to charges for his role in a telemarketing effort that authorities said used foreign telemarketers to scam funds from senior citizens. He may face 70 years in prison. Marc Roy Ferry, 35, of Downingtown, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering in connection with a telemarketing scheme...

Spring City man pleads guilty to immgration fraud

Sudhakar Majety, 46, of Spring City, pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of visa fraud in connection with a scheme to illegally bring more than 50 workers to the United States on H-1B visas to work as IT consultants for his company Upani Consultants. According to authorities, Majety created a series of shell corporations and sham contracts to pretend that Upani Consultants needed the additional workers. ...