2 lawyers charged in alleged scheme to steal nearly $750K in surplus foreclosure cash

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Two Florida lawyers have been charged in an alleged foreclosure fraud scheme that cost victims nearly $750,000.

Rashida Overby and Ria Sankar-Balram were arrested Oct. 5, according to a press release and stories by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (here and here) and Law360.

The lawyers allegedly filed fraudulent court documents in which they claimed to represent elderly property owners or heirs of deceased property owners who were owed surplus funds from foreclosure sales. After judges granted the pleadings, the lawyers allegedly kept part of the money and wired the rest to two co-conspirators.

The alleged co-conspirators, Illya and Patricia Tinker, are already in jail following a conviction in a different fraud scheme that took ownership of 44 homes through forged documents. Sankar-Balram helped represent them in their

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Broward attorneys face charges in scheme to steal foreclosure surplus checks

Two Broward attorneys are behind bars for their involvement in a nearly $750,000 fraud scheme to rip off unsuspecting victims of foreclosure surplus checks, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The attorneys, Rashisa Overby and Ria Sankar-Balram, worked with Illya and Patricia Tinker, a married couple nicknamed “tomb raiders” for another multimillion-dollar scheme in which they stole properties across South Florida, some of which belonged to the dead.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested Overby and Sankar-Balram Monday.

The attorneys filed fraudulent pleadings in Broward County Court, claiming they represented elderly property owners or heirs of deceased property owners who were owed surplus money from the foreclosure sale of a property, authorities said.

After judges granted the pleadings, those funds never made it to the rightful owners. Instead, the money went into the attorneys’ escrow accounts, and some of it was wired to the Tinkers’ bank accounts, authorities said.

The

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Ina Garten Only Likes One Store-Bought Pasta Sauce & It’s on Sale at Costco for a Steal

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If you know anything about Ina Garten, you know that she treasures her really good ingredients (especially her Nielsen-Massey vanilla) and just about everything she makes is made from scratch. But even the culinary queen herself needs to cut corners from time to time by opting for store-bought ingredients. When it comes to store-bought pasta sauce, there’s only one brand Ina trusts and that’s Rao’s.

Garten revealed Rao’s is the only brand she trusts to buy from the store during an interview with Today last year. Of course, anything Ina chooses probably isn’t going to come cheap and Rao’s is no exception. It can easily cost $8+ per jar at grocery stores but this Ina Garten-approved sauce has been spotted at Costco locations and the price is almost unbelievable.

According to Instagram user @dana.cushing, Rao’s homemade marinara sauce is for sale at Costco

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