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FDLE is a joke SA. Dennis Roadxxxk Built a case ageist cops and FBI agents in Broward problem is when he was approached by numerous real cops to look deeper into the case, and that the cops he was targeting were innocent, he told his boss there is to many people probing my investigation .
Your a joke Dennis who beat up your wife one two many times the police reports are unreal! You had a restraining order against you for over six months in 2009. So you thought you would get back at local law enforcement by building a bogus case against them. Justice will come for the innocent and you will lose your job like you lost your wife and your hair
Florida dumbest law enforcement (FDLE)
Actually you own police department brought the case to FDLE and asked them to handle so you can try to distort the facts but the facts below are pretty clear. We all know the US Attorneys Office only takes slam dunk cases. You're a Criminal and a pretty horrific one considering what a lot of people are struggling though with this economy.
From the Miami Herald
A new mortgage fraud indictment stands out because it accuses seven current and former police officers and an FBI agent -- along with lawyers and brokers -- of conspiring to obtain millions in illegal loans.
BY JAY WEAVER, JAMES H. BURNETT III AND AMY SHERMAN
A network of Broward County attorneys, law enforcement officers and mortgage brokers are accused of falsifying a slew of documents to obtain $16.5 million in loans that they used to buy and flip properties during the real estate boom, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday.
Federal prosecutors said the Broward-based group was organized by ex-Plantation police officer Joseph Guaracino, who recruited five other current and former cops in that city as well as a Lauderhill officer and an FBI agent. They allegedly posed as ``straw'' buyers who pledged to buy and live in 38 condos and homes in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The defendants, arrested Wednesday, are accused of conspiring to submit false income records, job descriptions, bank statements and loan applications to dupe lenders in South Florida and elsewhere from 2004 to 2007.
But their real goal -- disguised by the false paperwork -- was to rent the properties and then sell them, thereby ``realizing substantial profit,'' according to the indictment.
Without working together as ``straw'' buyers looking for primary residences, the individuals would never have been able to quality for so many mortgages and generate handsome profits, the indictment says. Some of the profits were used to purchase even more homes.
The real estate closings were handled by prominent Fort Lauderdale attorney Steven Stoll, who owned a title company, and Boca Raton lawyer Stephen Orchard, who worked with Stoll. The title attorneys falsely represented to the mortgage lenders the source of the down payments from borrowers needed to close the transactions, according to the indictment returned Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Fort Lauderdale.
Stoll's attorney Robert Nicholson on Wednesday defended his client, saying, ``Steve Stoll is very disappointed the government has decided to ignore the substantial evidence of his innocence.''
Two other mortgage brokers and a processor who worked for Stoll were also charged.
Although the law enforcement officers didn't use their positions to carry out the alleged mortgage scheme, their case stands out amid a recent flurry of federal loan fraud prosecutions because it involves eight current and former law enforcement officers. The 13 defendants named in the indictment will have their first appearances in federal court Thursday.
``This indictment charges a group of individuals who conspired to enrich themselves by committing mortgage fraud,'' said U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer. ``It includes a number of professionals who betrayed their profession for greed, and in the process, undermined the integrity of the mortgage marketplace on which we all rely.''
Among others named in the indictment: Joseph Guaracino's brother, Dennis Guaracino Jr., and John Velez, both former Plantation police officers. Velez, a former SWAT team and Street Crimes Unit member, was named Plantation Police Department officer of the year in December 2004.
Also charged: current Plantation officers Daryl Radziwon, Casey Mittauer and Joseph DeRosa, along with Lauderhill officer Joseph LaGrasta.
FBI agent Robert DePriest, of Plantation, was also arrested. An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment.
In a statement, the Plantation Police Department said that in June 2007 it became aware that several of its officers were possibly involved in mortgage fraud and requested the assistance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate.
FDLE, along with the U.S. attorney's office, notified the department in January that three of its officers were targets of a probe. They were immediately placed on administrative leave with pay. On Wednesday, their status was changed to unpaid leave.
One of the officers, Mittauer, used to be a volunteer assistant baseball pitching coach at Dade Christian School, his alma mater.
Lauderhill Police said Wednesday that LaGrasta was placed on paid administrative leave, but declined further comment.
The two mortgage brokers charged in the indictment were Matthew Gulla and Rene Rodriguez Jr.
Jacqueline Trumbore, who worked for Stoll's company, TurnKey Title Corp., was also named in the indictment. She handled real estate closings and later became another straw buyer in the alleged real estate scam, the charges state.
Steven Stoll and wife Rebecca are well known in Republican and philanthropic circles in Broward.
Stoll let Republican activists use his mortgage company office to phone bank for Republican candidates, and the Stolls sometimes attended fundraisers, said Bob Wolfe, a Broward Republican activist.
Stoll was one of the lawyers who fought with Broward's canvassing board about the 2000 presidential recount.
He has given to a handful of federal Republican candidates since 2000 -- including $4,800 to Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running for U.S. Senate.
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/06/30/1 ... z12NtJvHXU
I hear you, and you may have been called, however you were suppose to investigate! From what I have read and heard you only career pathed ignoring the facts. Now you cut and paste a newspaper article " the media " really ? or did you just take it off your wall lol! Sad the majority of the men arrested were innocent. Maybe you should have INVESTIGATED a little further you would have found the real fraud. Now we will all sit back and watch the trial, will it be on tv like the OJ trial? What a waste of tax dollars. A broken wanna be fed who clearly can't control his temper and likes to beat up woman, (according to more then one agency's reports) attempts to float his ego with a newspaper article that copies an indictment.
Again FDLE should stick to the good ol boy backwards country BS and leave the police work to real cops.
My agency is no Plantation, and would never call FDLE. We have plenty of service aids that want to be Feds too. Good luck with your case I hope you find the real bad guys and get an award! Put the newspaper article back up on your wall!!!
Your behavior and posts are understandable as anyone in law enforcement knows the first thing anyone arrested always does is
1. Proclaim 100% absolute innocence
2. Blame the police for this "travesty of justice"
3. Try to create smoke and mirrors to cloud their crimes and embarrassment
4. Proclaim in the face of the media that "we'll be found innocent, you'll see"
Like I said, the US Attorneys Office would not have taken the case if it were not a slam dunk smoking gun case. The police departments that the officers work for are excellent police agencies with outstanding personnel. Many police organizations occasionally have officers that commit felonies like you did. Your post arrest behavior is typical of most felons.
First, I'm an outsider and entitled to my opinion. who Only knows some of these guys and they are stand up cops. After reviewing the facts it does not make sence. The guys I know do not have several police reports indicating years of abuse, however the lead agent in this case does maybe if the US Attorneys knew of your criminal behavior documented by numerous agency's they would have a different view. I guess in trial that will come out.
Slam dunk this: these cops that I know have no record or complaint after ten plus years of service. Lead agent has over ten police reports of abusive violent behavior. Scary!
OK, lets say your comments about the said FDLE Agents's past is accurate. The evidence sounds overwhelming. Can you tell us something that may let the readers know those charged are innocent. Not saying thay are, just that you just keep ranting about the officers reputation and little about why the officer charged are innocent. I have charged federal cases and they do not take cases with weak evidence.
Simple, the brokers that flipped committed the same fraud on hundreds of loans and at least 20 other local police officers, Doctors, Lawyer, and other professionals. The frauds are exactly the same on every loan, not a few but all the loans they have done. So either there should be 400 other indictments or just maybe they didn't know! More important one of the cops that I know still lives in his 1 home he apparently committed fraud on, and that home is currently 200k upside down. However his mortgage payment has never been late. Every fraud I have ever worked the perp profits in this case the cops lost money. That is just the tip of the iceberg. I'm not justifying their actions as previously suggested, just stating some very simple facts. This case is about ego, and someone trying to advance their career. The good stuff will come out at trial, I hope to be able to see at least a couple good days of this case tried. It will be fun to watch FDLE lie on the stand about his actions and then squirm when he gets destroyed for his bad conduct.
Um, this ring has a couple of seemingly decent cops with no record of wrongdoing and a bunch of bad apples according to the Sun Sentinel. Also you are not an "outsider" you are the same defendant out on bond posting everything above to look like more than one person. Let the truth come out in court.
Questions rise following Plantation police officers arrest in mortgage fraudBy Jon Burstein and Lisa J. Huriash
South Florida Sun Sentinel and South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted: 8:39 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2010
The question being asked around the Plantation police station is: How?
How did three highly respected officers, and a fourth who left the department shortly after he was named Officer of the Year, get implicated in what federal authorities described as a web of mortgage fraud?
They are accused of participating in a ring responsible for forging documents to get $16.5 million in loans to buy and flip properties.
Among 13 people indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday are Plantation Police Officers Daryl Radziwon, Casey Mittauer and Joseph DeRosa.
Also charged are three former Plantation police officers, including Joseph and Dennis Guaracino. The brothers had been fired from the department years ago for a number of reasons.
"Your conduct is so egregious that any attempt to correct your performance would be fruitless," former Police Chief Larry Massey wrote in Dennis Guaracino's 2008 termination letter.
Federal officials said Joseph Guaracino was the leader of the mortgage fraud scheme.
According to federal authorities, Guaracino and the others submitted false information to lenders, including forged lease agreements, false bank account balances and inflated income or salary levels.
They also claimed they would be living in the homes as primary residences so they could get all the mortgages, though the real reason was to rent them, authorities said.
Michael Hanlon, the former union president in Plantation, said the three current officers were well-regarded.
"If you went back and pulled their disciplinary records, there's nothing there," Hanlon said. "They are productive officers who did a great job. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone to say anything bad about those guys. You almost want to weep how they got involved with the Guaracinos.
"As veteran officers, you want to say, 'How did that happen? What happened that would cause guys of that quality to not see this coming?' I don't know what the answer to that is.
"Maybe it will make somebody down the road think twice about engaging in something that sounds too good to be true."
Eight of the 13 co-defendants surrendered Thursday morning to federal authorities and then headed to first court appearances before U.S. Magistrate Lurana Snow.
Federal prosecutors said in court that two defendants in the case have received anonymous, intimidating letters and that an investigator's garbage was sifted through.
Led into the courtroom in handcuffs were Plantation Officers Mittauer and Radziwon, Lauderhill Police Officer Joseph LaGrasta, the Guaracinos, attorneys Steven Stoll and Stephen Orchard, and former Plantation Police Officer and SWAT member John Velez.
Velez, a Plantation police officer from 1995 to 2007, was named Officer of the Year in 2004. He resigned several months ago from his most recent job as a police officer in Hallandale Beach.
The Guaracinos and Radziwon pleaded not guilty to all the charges they face. The other five defendants will be arraigned at a later date. All eight were set to be released on bonds Thursday afternoon.
FBI Agent Robert DePriest, who also has been charged in the case, has not appeared in court yet.
Attorney Michael D. Walsh, representing Joseph Guaracino, said the mortgage documents are replete with fraud, but that his client had nothing to do with it.
Walsh said all the paperwork Guaracino submitted to the mortgage brokers and lawyers was legitimate, but that someone altered the documents before Guaracino signed them.
"He would show up at a closing and trust what people told him to sign," Walsh said.
Joseph Guaracino had a troubled history with the city, records released Thursday indicate.
Among the reasons cited for his 2004 termination:
He submitted an overtime slip for June 31, 2004 - a date that does not exist.
He failed to appear in court after being subpoenaed and then lied to his bosses that he hadn't been notified.
He fraudulently collected more than $4,000 in overtime pay by "double dipping."
He got into a gated community in Davie, while off duty, pretending to be a police officer with a different agency. In fact, he was there "pursuing personal concerns," Plantation police said.
Dennis Guaracino Jr., an officer from 1998 through 2008, also had a checkered history. He was fired for issues such as:
Secretly taping another police officer.
Lying to a supervisor.
Using city property to run criminal checks on his brother's tenants.
Threatening an officer "in the corrupt attempt to influence an investigation."
"Of all the virtues a police officer is expected to possess, I imagine that honesty would rate among the highest," Massey wrote to Dennis Guaracino in his termination letter. "In being dishonest you erode the public trust and invite the contempt of the community."
Local Republicans were taken aback by the arrest of attorney Stoll, who was general counsel of the Broward Republican Party in 2009.
Stoll was one of four Republicans to file a lawsuit that accused Broward's election canvassing board of improperly starting a recount of votes for George W. Bush and Al Gore in the presidential election of 2000.
"I'm concerned for him," said former party Chairman Chip LaMarca, who chose Stoll for the general counsel job. "He's somebody I've held above board professionally and ethically."
Authorities said they learned about the mortgage scheme after Massey got a tip in 2007. Because the allegations involved officers under his command, Massey turned the case over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. FDLE eventually brought in federal agencies to investigate.
As with many facets of Broward County life, the name of Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has surfaced in the investigation. Rothstein contacted Joseph Guaracino out of the blue in November, offering to help him deal with the criminal investigation, according to Walsh, Guaracino's attorney.
Guaracino declined. At the time, Rothstein was working with federal authorities before his December arrest for his $1.4 billion investment fraud.
slam dunk. Feds dont take a case that they cant win. 2 out of 9 on trail are found not guilty or a mis trail.thats only 2 found guilty your batting .222 other one takes plea deal after you take away his attorney. guess they were right the wife beater was wrong. bad job on investigation real criminals get away. keep up the good work.
So whats your point? Cops falsely arrest people all day long...You dont like it when it happens to you?
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