Friday, March 29, 2013

indictments in the Burgh

A resident of Verona, Pa., and three residents of Pittsburgh, Pa., have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud, filing false tax returns, and failing to file tax returns, U.S. Attorney David Hickton announced on March 26.

The 20-count superseding indictment, returned on March 26, named George Kubini, 48, of Verona, Penn.; and Dov Ratchkauskas, 46; Sandra Svaranovic, 52; and Arthur Smith, 63, all of Pittsburgh.

According to the superseding indictment presented to the court, Kubini, Ratchklauskas, Svaranovic, Smith, and a number of other individuals who have already pleaded guilty, participated in a multi-faceted mortgage fraud conspiracy involving hundreds of properties and tens of millions of dollars worth of fraudulent loans.

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