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Stephan Balino & Welton Kalani Found Guilty of Mortgage Fraud

Following a nine day trial, a jury found two Honolulu mortgage brokers guilty of offenses stemming from a mortgage fraud and money laundering ...

Safeguard Properties promotes Michael Greenbaum to chief operating officer

Safeguard Properties , the mortgage field services provider, announced the promotion of Michael Greenbaum to the position of chief operating officer. Greenbaum, who joined Safeguard in 2010, previously served as vice president of operations.

As chief operating officer, Greenbaum will continue to support Safeguard’s clients and oversee the company’s vendor network. In addition, he will maintain responsibility for operational success, driving Safeguard’s internal operations processes and procedures to further increase efficiency, effectiveness and compliance, the company said in a release.

Prior to joining Safeguard, Greenbaum held senior management and executive positions with Erico , Accel , McMaster-Carr . Greenbaum also served in the U.S. Army , Ordinance Branch, specializing in supply chain management.

“Mike has a proven track record of excellence, partnership and collaboration at Safeguard. He is a valued partner to our clients and has been instrumental in identifying new and innovative operational opportunities and executing on our corporate strategic vision,” Alan Jaffa, Safeguard CEO, said.

Greenbaum promoted to COO for Safeguard Properties

Cleveland - Safeguard Properties, the largest mortgage field services company in the U.S., announced a key executive appointment in the promotion of Michael Greenbaum to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Greenbaum, of Hudson, previously served as vice president of operations and joined Safeguard in 2010.

As COO, Greenbaum will continue to support Safeguard's clients and oversee the company's extensive vendor network. In addition, he will maintain responsibility for operational excellence, driving Safeguard's internal operations processes and procedures to further increase efficiency, effectiveness and compliance.

"Mike has a proven track record of excellence, partnership and collaboration at Safeguard," said Alan Jaffa, Safeguard CEO. "He is a valued partner to our clients and has been instrumental in identifying new and innovative operational opportunities and executing on our corporate strategic vision. We are fortunate to have someone like Mike and I have full confidence in his ability to continue to be a key contributor to the future growth of Safeguard."

Mortgage brokers sentenced for parts in mortgage fraud and money ...

The sentencings followed a December 2011 trial in United States District Court, at which Kalani was found guilty of 12 counts of conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, obstruction of justice and money laundering. Kalani was co-owner of Accel Mortgage, LLC, and Balino was owner of New Horizons Financial, both of whom maintained offices in downtown Honolulu. Balino was found guilty of seven counts of conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, making false statements on loan applications, and money laundering. Attorney Florence Nakakuni said that, according to information produced in court, Kalani and Balino owned mortgage brokerage companies offering loans to the public....

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