Bend mortgage broker gets 15 months for mortgage fraud


A Bend mortgage broker involved with the collapse of central Oregon’s Desert Sun Development, was sentenced  to 15 months in prison for health-care and mortgage fraud.

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A Bend mortgage broker involved with the collapse of central Oregon’s Desert Sun Development, was sentenced  to 15 months in prison for health-care and mortgage fraud.

U.S. District Court Judge Michael R. Hogan ordered Del Barber Jr. to pay more than $200,000 in restitution to fraud victims.

Barber and 12 other people indicted in 2009 caused financial institutions to lose more than $19 million, according to federal prosecutors. The 46-year-old is the first to be sentenced of several defendants who have pleaded guilty in the Desert Sun cases. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Bradford served as prosecutor.

Read more in today’s Oregonian.




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