Monday, March 21, 2011

Tynessia Snoddy Criminal File (Part One Of Heaven Only Knows How Many)

Stock photo, Hennepin County Government Building, blog post by John Hoff


Tynessia Snoddy--who was a criminal associate of Larry Maxwell, a mortgage fraudster currently doing 16 1/2 years in prison--recently pleaded guilty to two felony counts, as exclusively reported on this blog. The prosecutor was none other than Brad Johnson, the same dedicated public servant who got the Larry "Maximum" Maxwell conviction.

In the "B Vault" of the Hennepin County Government Building--where so many good caches of information reside,
click here for an example--I finally got mucho sexy alone time with that fetching file, and it was an unforgettable experience...

There are a number of documents in that file which I hope to post as PDFs. Currently, I have one hard copy in my hands of one document, thanks to having $8 due to donations from supporters. So I'll have to laboriously type it out, but that's OK. Easier for the Googlebots to crawl all over. With more donations we can get, for example,
LICENSE PLATE INFORMATION for other incidents.

The most interesting document--well, interesting to me because it mentions 1564 Hillside Ave. N., not just once but TWICE--is called STATE'S STATEMENT AND NOTICE OF EVIDENCE OF PARTICULAR WRONGS OR ACTS OF IMPEACHMENT EVIDENCE. (February 26, 2010) The document outlines the prosecutor's
"res gestae," which means "the events at issue, or other events contemporaneous with them." It includes "evidence of other crimes, wrongs or acts" alleged to have been committed but NOT CHARGED. These instances may be used for "impeachment." In other words: to prove Tynessia Snoddy is a lying, criminally-inclined, no account thuggerina who ought to be in prison.

Here are telling excerpts from that document. Much tedious legal fat has been trimmed by the use of ellipses. (...)

(...)

PARTICULAR WRONGS OR ACTS

The State's investigation is ongoing. Nevertheless, to date the investigation has revealed from documents seized at the Defendant's home and obtained elsewhere that Defendant Snoddy was directly involved in and responsible for intentionally aiding and abetting the following fraudulent [] real estate transactions and attempted transactions. The basic facts underlying these offenses are set forth below.

[Footnote 2. This notice does not set out with full and complete detail each and every false or misleading term, document, draft, statement or other deceptive information used by the Defendant and others in committing or attempting fraud, because it would be too voluminous for purposes of this filing. The State reserves the right to supplement the record, if necessary, and to submit the voluminous supporting materials to the Court for its
in camera inspection or use at any hearings scheduled in connection with further proceedings related to the evidence described in this notice.]

1. The Defendant, aided by others including but not limited to
Lamont Nelson, Guy Jones, and Bernard Holmes, engaged in fraud or attempted fraud in violation of Minn. Stat. 609.52, subd. 2(4) in the following real estate purchase and mortgage transactions involving an individual named Lamont Nelson.

A.
2700 Sheridan Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
B. 8409 Rhode Island Avenue, Brooklyn Park, ...
C.
2943 James Avenue North, Minneapolis, ...

The fraud included, inter alia, false income, employment, rent and/or deposit information and the Defendant's orchestration of transactions financed or to be financed with mortgage loans by a borrower with falsified credentials.

2. The Defendant, aided by others including but not limited to Jonia Stanfel and Guy Jones, engaged in fraud or attempted fraud in violation of [etc. etc/] in the following real estate purchase and mortgage transactions involving an individual named Jonia Stanfel:

A. 1609 Lynn Curve Avenue North, Minneapolis ...
B. 4195 Orleans Drive, St. Michael, Minnesota.
C. 4202 Orleans Drive, ...
D.
2312 6th Street North, Minneapolis ...
E. 2405 Lowry Avenue North, Minneapolis ... (JNS blog can find no record of such a property. There is a 2400 and a 2406 Lowry Ave. N.)
F. 3236 Webster Avenue South, Minneapolis ...
G. 4515 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis ...
H.
3554 Logan Avenue North, ...

The fraud included,
inter alia, misleading purchase terms and purchase agreement addenda, falsified information, and the Defendant's orchestration of transactions financed or to be financed with mortgage loans by a borrower who was unable to afford the properties.

3. The Defendant, aided by others including but not limited to Shawn Williams, engaged in fraud or attempted fraud in violation of (etc. etc.) in the following ... involving an individual named Shawn T. Williams.

A. 14823 Olivine Street, Ramsey, Minnesota.
B. 14825 Olivine Street ...
C. 4200 Orleans Drive, St. Michael, Minnesota.
D. 4205 Orelans Drive...

The fraud included, inter alia, etc. etc.

4. The Defendant, aided by others including but not limited to Kimberly Golden, Knita Moore and/or Larry Maxwell, Janie Coats and Rickey Frey, engaged in fraud or attempted fraud (etc. etc.) in the following real estate purchase and mortgage transactions involving an individual named Knita Moore.

A.
3242 6th Street North, Minneapolis, ... (JNS blog says: owner is now listed as Pamiko Properties, taxpayer is is Minnwest Bank Metro. Compare with this interesting article, click here)
B. 1564 Hillside Avenue North, ...
C.
1316 16th Avenue North ...
D. 8117 Ewing Avenue North ...

The fraud included, inter alia, misleading purchase terms and purchase agreement addenda and/or falsified income and rent information, and the Defendant's orchestration of transactions financed or to be financed with mortgage loans by a borrower who was unable to afford the properties.

5. The Defendant, aided by others including but not limited to Larry Maxwell, Janie Coates, and Stephen Hall, engaged in fraud or attempted fraud in violation (etc. etc.) in the following real estate purchase and mortgage transactions involving an individual named Stephen Hall:

A.
1818 Russell Avenue North, Minneapolis (...)
B. 276 Topping Street, St. Paul, (...)
C.
1914 Russell Avenue North, Minneapolis (...) (JNS Blog says: online Minneapolis property info lists the seller as James Lang, a former business partner of Keith Reitman. Lang sold the property to Stephen Hall. The names of both Lang and Reitman came up in the infamous deal at 1564 Hillside Ave. N.)

The fraud included, inter alia, (etc. etc.)

6. The Defendant, aided by others including but not limited to Lamont Nelson and Fatema White, engaged in fraud or attempted fraud in violation (etc. etc.) in the following real estate purchase transactions involving an individual named Fatema White:

A.
3915 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis (...)
B.
4239 Girard Avenue North, ...

The fraud included... etc. etc.

7. The Defendant, aided by others including but not limited to Bernard Holmes, Guy Jones and Rudolph Wesson, engaged in fraud or attempted fraud in violation of (etc. etc.) in the following real estate purchase and mortgage transactions involving an individual named Rudolph Wesson:

The Defendant, aided by others including but not limited to Bernard Holmes, Guy Jones and Rudolph Wesson, engaged in fraud or attempted fraud (etc. etc.) in the following real estate purchase and mortgage transactions involving an individual named Rudolph Wesson:

A. 14831 Olivine Street, Ramsey, Minnesota.
B. 1528 Independence Drive, Northfield, Minnesota
C. 1810 Jackson Street Northeast, Minneapolis ...
D. 282 Aurora Avenue, St. Paul, ...

The fraud included, etc. etc.

8. The Defendant, aided by others including but not limited to Kimberly Golden and Joseph Collins, engaged in fraud or attempted fraud in violation of (etc. etc) in the following real estate purchase and mortgage transaction involving an individual named Joseph Collins:

A.
1715 16th Avenue North, Minneapolis ...

The fraud included, etc. etc.

9. The Defendant, aided by others including but not limited to Robert and Dia Davis, engaged in fraud or attempted fraud in the following real estate purchase and mortgage transactions involving individuals named Robert and Dia Davis:

A.
2922 Dupont Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota
B. 7182 72nd Lane North, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
C.
2700 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis, ...

The fraud included,
inter alia, misleading purchase terms and purchase agreement addenda, multiple settlement statements on various properties, suspect payouts or kickbacks, and falsified information, and the transactions were orchestrated by the Defendant and were financed or to be financed with mortgage loans by a borrower who was unable to afford the properties.

10. The Defendant, aided by others including but not limited to Lamont Nelson and Brenda Nelson, engaged in attempted fraud in violation of (etc. etc.) in the following real estate purchase and mortgage transactions involving an individual person named Brenda Nelson:

A.
3330 Humboldt Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The fraud included, etc. etc.

11. The Defendant, aided by others including but not limited to Larry Maxwell, Kim Golden, and
Jerome Lance Kingrussell, engaged in fraud (etc. etc.) in the following real estate purchase and mortgage transaction involving a stolen identity in the name of John Foster.

A. 1564 Hillside Avenue North, Minneapolis, (...)

The fraud included,
inter alia, misleading purchase terms and purchase agreement addenda, multiple settlement statements, falsified income, employment, deposit and identity information, and the purchase was orchestrated in part by the Defendant, Larry Maxwell, and other accomplices to be financed with mortgage loans by a fake borrower.

12. Furthermore, the Defendant was at around the same time as the charged crimes and the specific bad acts listed above, also engaged in the fraudulent procurement and multiple attempts to procure student loans in violation of (etc. etc.) in the names of individuals whose identities she had stolen by herself or with the assistance of others, including Lamont Nelson. This misconduct is part of the nature of the relationship between Defendant Snoddy and Lamont Nelson.

At this time the State keeps oepn its offer to the Defense to inspect and copy.. etc... documents...Minnetonka Police Department and Hennepin County Attorney's Office...the extraordinary opportunity she had to commit these offenses as a licensed professional, her intent, her preparation and the methods of her preparation, her involvement in planning the fraud, her knowledge of how to commit the fraud, the utter absence of there being mistake by her in the charged conduct, and that her acts with respect to the charged properties were part of a common scheme or plan to commit mortgage fraud and her modus operandi.

Finally, the evidence constitutes specific instances of untruthfulness admissible under Rule 608(b) of the Minnesota Rules of Evidence as impeachment evidence and evidence of Defendant's character for untruthfulness.

12 comments:

Johnny Northside! said...

Note to self:

This St. Paul address info seems to be the same Robert and Dia Davis, though unknown if this was a case of stolen identity, the prosecutor's document does not appear to word it that way...

1021 Euclid Street
St. Paul, MN
Find on map >>
Owner: ROBERT L DAVIS & DIA M DAVIS
Land value: $19,400
Building value: $122,700
Total value for property: $142,100
Sale date: 05/28/2004
Sale price: $203,000


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/ramsey-county/E/Euclid-Street-9.html#ixzz1HI2eYdxs

Johnny Northside! said...

Info on the Minneapolis property website shows the middle initial of Robert Davis is indeed "L."
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Apr 13, 2005 Robert L Davis Richard Smith $305,000

Apr 16, 2004 Jim G Moua Robert L Davis $260,000
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Pond-dragon said...

And folks wonder why there are so many "empty houses" in NoMi, looks like this lady was a 1 person neighborhood wrecking ball!

Johnny Northside! said...

Unknown if this is the same Rudolph Wesson as the one mentioned in this drug case:

http://wi.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.20090128_0000092.EWI.htm/qx

The Hawthorne Hawkman said...

Once I track down my slumlord index spreadsheet (which jump drive is that on again?) I'm going to compare this list of properties with who has owned them since this alleged fraud. Some of the addresses ring a bell as being part of other fraud or slumlord ownership.

NoMi Passenger said...

Here's a couple of notes I've made so far, by no means comprehensive:
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1914 Russell: Once owned by James Lang (partner of Reitman including part owner of 1564, unclear if they partnered on 1914)

James Lang sold to Stephen Hall for $189,900 on 3/10/06, that would be approximately 3 months before 1564.

I am not 100% sure, but I do not think Hall was a stolen identity like Foster.
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3242 6th St N is now owned by Minnwest Bank. Not for sure, but I think it went to Pamiko after these fraudsters raped it.

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1715 16th Ave N: Peter Lang (son of James Lang, whom I think passed away) sold to Joseph Collins 9/27/06 for $175,000. Remember Peter Lang is the one who got the proceeds "for the benefit of James Lang" from 1564 sale.
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2922 Dupont: Robert Davis purchased from someone named Jim Moua on 4/16/04 for $260K. One year later he(Davis) sold it to Richard Smith for $305K on 4/13/05.
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2700 Penn is now demolished. But on 2/4/04 it sold to Dia Davis for $355K. What happened in 5 or 6 years to make it go from $355K to dirt on the ground?
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NoMi Passenger said...

John - you need to get the most recent amended complaint against Snoddy so we can see what addresses are listed in THAT one.

Also, some addresses that don't show up in Snoddy related documents but I have noticed have some fishy smells coming from the transactions are:

3235 Aldrich Ave N: Someone named Paul Yackel sold to a Lashanna Moore on 1/5/07 for $240K.

This property once had rental license contact of James Lang for several years. Unclear if James transferred ownership to Yackel or if Yackel just became the license contact.

Lashanna Moore became the rental license contact and was listed at an address of 1810 Irving. 1810 Irving looks to be owned by a Lilene E Moore and has an open valid rental license.
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2111 4th St N: Reitman (and Lang?) owned this property and sold it to Noemi Van Gelder for $200K on 8/23/06 it appears to have foreclosed shortly after that.
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I have more notes but no more time for now.... later!

Anonymous said...

Out of curiosity, have you any effective way of determining whether identity theft was a factor in any of the multiple instances you list?

Googling, "identity fraud north minneapolis," good luck there.

Hopefully you have a reader out there who may have a creative and helpful answer.

Yet with so many names if title changed hands a lot, it is daunting.

NoMi Passenger said...

@Anonymous 11:30, not all of the Tynessia Snoddy real estate deals involved identity theft. However, I think a bulk of her criminal charges revolve around identity theft, another reason John needs to get the most recent amended complaint up here.

This document that John wrote about here, and this long list of addresses in this post, is the prosecutor telling the court that she had some fraudulent dealings in other things as well and the prosecutor is not or not yet pursuing charges.

Some of these real estate transactions revolve around buyers who worked with Snoddy to forge mortgage applications to get much higher lines of credit than they would have gotten if they applied truthfully. And/Or, additionally or alternatively buyers who worked with Snoddy to buy several properties using different lenders all within a very short time frame, so that each lender did not realize there were other transactions and mortgages being signed for elsewhere.

So not all of them have to do with identity theft. These folks seem to be very creative when it comes to how they chose to rip off the banks.

Anonymous said...

Peter Lang and James Lang are brothers and both are alive.

Anonymous said...

Most of these people's cases have been resolved and some are in prison. You should research and post the sentences each person received (along with their prison photos)

Johnny Northside! said...

Word reaches me today that Janie Coates is being sued by John Foster and his wife in a revised filing in the civil suit coming out of the mortgage fraud at 1564 Hillside Ave. N., the one Jerry Moore was involved in.