Mortgage Fraud Arrests


SALEM, OR – U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon Dwight C. Holton announced that 39 people in Oregon were charged, pled guilty or sentenced in 32 mortgage fraud cases as part of the nationwide probe called “Operation Stolen Dreams.” Among the defendants were two real estate licensees. Allegations include making false statements and filing false documents to lenders for mortgage loans. (Read More: Oregon Real Estate Agency, Commissioners Bulletin, July 2010)

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About Jeff Sorg

Jeff Sorg holds vocational and post-secondary school instructor licenses in several states and has authored numerous real estate continuing education and pre-licensing courses. Sorg is awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education. Memberships include ARELLO (Association of Real Estate License Law Officials), REEA (Real Estate Educators Association) the National Association of REALTORS®, Oregon Association of REALTORS®, and Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®. Awards and service include REALTOR® Emeritus; Life Member award; 2020, 2021, 2022 Chairperson of the Oregon Real Estate Forms Committee; Oregon REALTORS State Director. More on request.