Fri, 1 Feb 2013, 2:02am PST
Demetris Michalaki, one of the crooks cited in this article, has an extensive history of mortgage fraud. He also goes by the name of Dimitri or Jimmy Michalaki. His assorted companies (D&M Financial, D&M Mortgage, etc.) were players in New York and New Jersey during the housing bubble years. Michalaki and his affiliates were the target of numerous legal actions by lenders, individuals, and law enforcement agencies. The most notorious D&M connection was to the mortgage frauds perped in New York by Emmanuel "Toto" Constant, the former Haitian death squad leader turned real estate pro.
Interesting that Michalaki is now a fugitive. Also interesting that he's been up to his old tricks rather than hanging out in a jail cell. Interesting, but not surprising...