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U.S. v. Godfrey et al

September 22, 2011

Home Owner Protection Economics (HOPE)

Text Box: These charges are related to a scheme in which the defendants made, and instructed their employees to make, a series of misrepresentations to induce financially distressed homeowners looking for a federally-funded home loan modification to pay HOPE a $400-$900 up-front fee in exchange for HOPE’s home loan modifications, modification services and software licenses between from January 2009 through May 2011.     

DEFENDANTS

CHRISTOPHER GODFREY

  • On September 8, 2011, the defendant appeared before the court on a hearing to discuss bail. The court ordered a $300,000 security bond with conditions.
  • A status hearing is scheduled before Judge Marianne Bowler for October 19, 2011, 02:30 PM at Courtroom 25, John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA

DENNIS FISCHER

  • On September 8, 2011, the defendant appeared before the court on a hearing to discuss bail. The court ordered a $300,000 security bond with conditions.
  • A status hearing is scheduled before Judge Marianne Bowler for October 19, 2011, 02:30 PM at Courtroom 25, John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA

VERNELL BURRIS

  • This defendant is currently incarcerated.
  • A status hearing is scheduled before Judge Marianne Bowler for October 19, 2011, 02:30 PM at Courtroom 25, John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA

BRIAN KELLY

  • On September 13, 2011, the defendant appeared before the court on a hearing to discuss bail. The court ordered a $300,000 security bond with conditions.

 

  • A status hearing is scheduled before Judge Marianne Bowler for October 19, 2011, 02:30 PM at Courtroom 25, John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA

If you have already been identified as a victim in this case, information regarding the most current Court dates can be accessed through the Victim Notification System (VNS) at WWW.Notify.USDOJ.GOV by entering your personal VIN and PIN number which was previously assigned to you. 
If you have provided an email address to the U.S. Attorney’s office, updates regarding the case status will also be e-mailed directly to your e-mail address.  If you have not provided an e-mail address, and would like to receive updates by e-mail please contact the U.S. Attorney’s office victim assistance staff at USAMA.VictimAssistance@usdoj.gov .
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If you believe that you are a victim in this case, and have not received notices regarding the status of the defendants case, and would like to receive notifications, please contact the Victim Assistance Staff at 617-748-3100 to request to be added to the notification system.

Victims of this crime may also receive further information by calling the U.S. Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Line at 888-221-6023.

 

 

 

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