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 is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, an online real estate, mortgage broker, and vocational school founded in 1997, where he also serves as Chief Executive Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational and post-secondary school instructor licenses in several states and has authored numerous real estate continuing education and pre-licensing courses and has been awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education. Memberships include ARELLO (Association of Real Estate License Law Officials), the National Association of REALTORS®, Oregon Association of REALTORS®, and Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®. Awards and service include REALTOR® Emeritus in the National Association, Life Member award in Portland Metro Association and Chairperson of the Oregon Real Estate Forms Committee. OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.