Convicted Fraudster Charged For Providing False Information On Government-Backed Home Loan Application | USAO-RI


PROVIDENCE – A North Providence woman, serving federal parole for conspiring to use the stolen personal identity information of numerous people to steal nearly $ 400,000 from the US Treasury, has been charged by a federal grand jury for allegedly making false statements related to her incarceration and the court-ordered requirement that she repay the stolen money when she applied for a mortgage guaranteed by the United States Federal Housing Administration .

It is alleged that Juliana Martins, 52, in June 2019, falsely represented on a home loan application, and in July 2019 on a closing document, that there were no pending judgments against her, so that in fact she is under court order to pay restitution. to government for a total of $ 385,533.58.

According to the indictment, in meeting the requirements to honestly disclose to the bank his credit report, assets, liabilities and income, Martins falsely stated to the bank that “the reason I have a default of employment in my job was because I was absent. a family emergency for over two years, ”when in fact during that time she was in federal prison. Additionally, it is alleged, Martins provided a false explanation for a Justice Department investigation into his credit report.

In March 2014, Martins pleaded guilty to conspiracy to embezzle U.S. Treasury checks, theft of government property and aggravated identity theft, admitting that she was the head of a criminal enterprise that owned hundreds personally identifiable information used to open a bank. accounts in which fraudulently obtained government checks have been deposited. Martins was sentenced in September 2014 to 48 months in federal prison, followed by three years of federal supervision.

A federal grand jury issued an indictment on Friday accusing Martins of misrepresenting bank loan applications, acting U.S. attorney Richard B. Myrus and Special Agent in charge Christina D. Scaringi said. from the northeast region of the US Department of Housing. and urban development – Office of the Inspector General.

The indictment demands, upon conviction, that Martin relinquish the government interest in his home and property in North Providence.

A federal indictment is just an indictment. An accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Martins is scheduled to appear Tuesday before U.S. District Court Judge Patricia A Sullivan for a supervised release violation hearing.

The case is being continued by US Deputy Prosecutor Sandra R. Hebert.


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