| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Plum attorney pleads guilty to complex mortgage fraud scheme

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, 5:46 p.m.

A Plum attorney who owned three companies operated a complex mortgage fraud scheme, prosecutors say.

Lisa Gerideau-Williams, 46, pleaded guilty Friday to 16 counts of wire fraud, filing false income tax returns and failing to file income tax returns. U.S. District Judge Gary Lancaster has scheduled her sentencing for June 7.

Gerideau-Williams operated Genesis Home Solutions, a mortgage broker business, and two closing companies Millennium Settlement Services and Professional Settlement Solutions, prosecutors say.

Gerideau-Williams repeatedly used relatives' identities without their permission to finance the “purchase” of a property without recording the deed transfers or the mortgages so she could keep getting loans on the property, prosecutors say. She also took money for real estate-related services that she never performed, prosecutors say.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Rossi: It’s past time for NFL to protect players
  2. Steelers stalled by Seahawks, on outside of AFC wild-card picture
  3. Steelers’ Roethlisberger reported symptoms that led to his exit vs. Seahawks
  4. Obama: Climate pact an ‘act of defiance’ after Paris attacks
  5. Steelers players say they support Tomlin’s attempts at deception
  6. Family of man accused of shooting St. Clair officer say allegations don’t fit his character
  7. Pennsylvania Game Commission reaps revenue from shale gas under game lands
  8. Week 12 — Steelers-Seahawks gameday grades
  9. Steelers notebook: Seahawks’ Sherman gets better of WR Brown
  10. Sports Deli is latest tenant to say goodbye to Parkway Center Mall
  11. Community comes together to mourn death of St. Clair police officer